UNIOSUN set to hold 3rd annual lecture in honour of Engr Tunde Ponnle

The management of Osun State University has kick-started plan to hold the third annual lecture in honour of Prince Tunde Ponnle, a friend of the University who is also a member of the Governing council based on his contribution to the development of the University and the Educational system at large.

The third in the series of the annual lecture themed “Human Rights-based approach to Sustainable development in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects” will be delivered by a Professor of Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London, Professor Mashod Baderin as the pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council of Crown Hill University, Ilorin, Emeritus Professor Olu Aina, OFR chairs the occasion on Thursday, 23rd December 2021 at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium, Osun State University-Main Campus, Osogbo by 10.00am prompt.

It will be recalled that the first and second annual lectures in honour of Prince Tunde Ponnle had many dignitaries from all walks of life as the Speaker of the Federal House of Representative, Right Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila advised Nigerian Universities to do more work within to entrench good reforms and The Assistance Vice-Chancellor of the University of West of England, Bristol, Professor Lukumon Oyedele urged Nigerian Government to grant autonomy for Nigerian Institutions to solve challenges facing education in the country.

Speaking on the upcoming lecture, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Afeez Adefemi Bello said “we started the annual lecture two years ago during the tenure of the immediate former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola based on Prince Tunde Ponnle’s wonderful contributions to the education sector in the state and the development of Osun State University which tallies with the Sustainable Development Goals of the Global Affairs and Sustainable Development Institute (GASDI) of the University.”

“The first and second in the series of the lecture was a success and we strongly believe that the third in the series of the annual lecture would be rewarding, highly stimulating and intellectually enriching,” Professor Bello added.

The University stakeholders and friends of the University are hereby invited to be part of the hybrid lecture via our Youtube page uniosuntv/live, our Facebook: @ Osun State University or physically at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium of the University’s main campus on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

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