Posted by News Express | 23 October 2016 | 2,846 times
A doctorate degree graduand of the University of Ilorin, Dr. AbdulHafeez Adedimeji, died yesterday’s morning which was the day slated for his convocation.
Adedimeji, who bagged a PhD degree in Arabic was among the 166 doctorate degree students the university graduated yesterday.
Until his death, Adedimeji was a lecturer at the Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State.
The Dean, Faculty of Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Badmas Olanrewaju Yusuf, broke the news at the university auditorium, venue of the 32nd convocation of the university, while calling out the doctorate degree graduands.
In all, a total of 8,038 students graduated at the convocation which took place on Friday and Saturday.
In his address, the Vice- Chancellor of the university, Prof. AbduGaniyu Ambali, expressed delight that the first degree graduands were largely from the Sciences.
“We cannot underestimate the significance of science in the development and transformation of human life and society.
“The more scientists we have, the better positioned we are to confront the numerous challenges of our life on the surface of the earth. Sciences enable us to tame nature and the development the world has witnessed in all areas of life is largely a result of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries.
“We also have the postgraduate graduands, who as experts in various disciplines and are expected to further illuminate the path of scholarship and excellence with their qualifications,” he said. (Daily Trust)