TETFUND Boss, Sunny Echono To Deliver LASU’s 26th Convocation Lecture

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The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Mr Sonny Echono, will deliver the 26th convocation lecture of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo.

The convocation lecture scheduled for June 20 and the ceremony will also be a 2-in-1 programme for 40 anniversary of the institution.

Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the Vice Chancellor gave the hint during the 26th pre-convocation press conference for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions of the institution on Wednesday in Lagos.

The theme of the convocation lecture is: “The Impact of Digitisation on Higher Education in the Digital Age”.

She said that Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), would chair the convocation lecture.
“It is also my distinct pleasure to announce that our great university clocked 40 this year, having been founded in 1983. This year’s convocation ceremony will therefore be a 2-in-1 programme as we will be celebrating it alongside our 40th anniversary.

“Apart from the individuals who will be awarded Doctorate, we shall be conferring honorary doctorates and appreciation awards on eight eminent Nigerians,” Olatunji-Bello said.

Olatunji-Bello said that the awardees include Babatunde Fashola (SAN), outgone Minister of Works and Housing, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Urban and Rural Community Development and Youth Empowerment); Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Child Healthcare, Environmental Development and Women Empowerment); and Oba Saheed Elegushi, Kusenla III, Honorary Doctor of Arts (Broadcasting, Community Integration and Humans Rights Advocate).

Others are Dr. Daniel Olukoya, Honorary Doctor of Science (Genetics and Biotechnology); Dr John Fayemi, Honorary Doctor of Letters, Human rights; Mr Olufemi Gbajabiamila, Honorary Doctor of Law (Education, Community and National Development); Oba Suleiman, Ashade I, Oniba of Iba, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Grassroots Development) and Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (Appreciation Award) are also the other awardees,” she said.

She added that the Senate of the university will also confer the title of distinguished professor on two respected and accomplished academics in the university.They are Dapo Asaju, Department of Religious and Peace Studies, and Babajide Elemo, Department of Biochemistry.

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