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AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY LIBRARY HOLDS EXHIBITION FOR 9TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY




The Ajayi Crowther University Library, on Tuesday 10 October 2017 held its exhibition for the 9th convocation ceremony of the university.

Attending the exhibition were the vice chancellor of the university, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Folorunsho Asaju, the deputy vice chancellor, Prof. Jacob Adeniyi, members of the university’s governing council, chaplaincy, staffs and students of the university.

The University’s Chaplain, Ven. Taiwo .O. Olodude gave the opening prayer of the exhibition, while the university Liberian, Barr. Mrs. Harriet Dapo Asaju gave the welcoming remark of the exhibition.
Giving the opening remark of the exhibition was the vice chancellor of the university, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo .F. Asaju. Prof. Asaju congratulated the university Liberian, as well as other staffs of the university library. He also commended them for the tireless services they’ve shown towards the university library.

Taking the university on the exhibition was the chairperson of the exhibition planning committee, Miss. Bola Fashola. Miss. Fashola who took the management, staffs and students of the university around, showing them pictures of old and new buildings in the university. The buildings which include: The medical centre building, Building of the registry, Shopping complex buildings, Crowther hall building, University’s staff school building, St. Andrew chapel building, faculty of education offices, laboratories and seminar buildings, and Sport pavilion. Other buildings include: the student assembly (ACUSA) Building, Crowther water factory building, Student common room building, Faculty of Natural Science building, T.Y. Danjuma library building, Student common room building, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija Faculty of law building, Vice chancellors Lodge, ATM gallery building, and Accounting department extension laboratory.

Miss Fashola furtherly explained to everyone present, how the new buildings have been of great help to the university, stating that the lives of students and staffs have been made easy through these buildings.

The exhibition also transcended from the library, to the Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija faculty of law main bowl, for the second section of the exhibition

The university chaplain, Ven. Taiwo .O. Olodude also gave the opening prayer in this section of the exhibition. People present in this section of the exhibition, where the vice chancellor of the university, Rt. Rev. Prof Dapo Folorunsho Asaju, The deputy vice chancellor, Prof. Jacob Adeniyi, The University’s Registrar, Mrs. Adenike Fatogun, The University’s Bursa, Mr. Sampson Olojede, and the special guests of honour, Prof. Femi Osofisan, and Dr. Mrs Olayinka Egbokhare.
Giving the opening remark in this section, was the University’s Liberian, Barr. Mrs. Harriet Dapo Asaju. Barr. Asaju welcomed everyone present at the second section of the exhibition. She also took time to specially welcome the special guests of honor, Prof. Femi Osofisan, and Dr Olayinka Egbokhare. The Liberian also appreciated everyone who has worked diligently, to make the exhibition a success.

Also speaking during the second section of the exhibition was the vice chancellor of the university, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Folorunsho Asaju. Prof. Asaju who talked about literature, its founders both in Nigeria and in the world, and how it has indeed touched their lives, as young ones when growing up. He also made mention of great authors from Nigeria and around the world, of whom he had covered their works.

Also addressing the university at the second section of the exhibition, was a front line Nigerian writer, Prof. Femi Osofisan. Prof. Osofisan Thanked the university management for giving him the opportunity to address the university on this very great occasion. He also commended the vice chancellor of the university, who was indeed a great speaker, stating that he was impressed on the knowledge of the vice chancellor, towards literature. Prof. Osofisan who read out some interesting stories to the university, and thought staffs and students of the university some songs.

Taking over the floor was Dr. Olayinka Egbokhare. Dr Egbokhare thanked the university management for allowing her share same stage with Prof Osofisan, after which she read out her book titled “Dazzling Marriage”.
The university also received gifts of book items from Prof Femi Osofisan, all the books recieved where authored by Prof Osifisan.

Giving the closing remark of the exhibition, was the university Liberian, Barr. Mrs. Harriet Dapo Asaju. Barr. Asaju thanked the special guests of honour for honouring their invitation, and making the days programme a success. The Liberian, who went on to commend Prof Osofisan, Stating that his visit to the university has made a remarkable history to the university. She also thanked him for being a good donor to the university. 

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