From Excellence to Distinction
The University of Lagos on World's Intellectual Map
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: African Books Collective
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Title Page, Copyright Page
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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
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When Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe took over the mantle of leadership of this University in 2000, it was not the best of times. There were factions in the institution and academic excellence could not flourish under such a situation. He took...
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M y involvement in this project as a joint Editor was circumstantial, coming after the demise of Dr Simeon Olajire Olanlokun who was the University Librarian and my predecessor in office. This brilliant project conceived by him could not be completed before the cold hand of death struck...
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The university currently has 26,010 undergraduate students from eight faculties and a College (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences and College of Medicine) with 5,609 postgraduate students and 12, 848 part-time...
Chapter 1 - VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS TO THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
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I wish to thank you most heartily for the support that you gave me since September 27, 2000 on my appointment as the Acting Vice-Chancellor. With your assistance, we have gradually shifted public perception of our University from a commercial enterprise where ‘the end seems to justify the means’ to an...
Chapter 2 - BRIEF STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
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The University of Lagos, Nigeria which started with 130 students in 1962 with a staff complement of 23 (excluding the Medical School) has grown to a truly Metropolitan University with a student population of 43,639 (2002/2003) drawn from the entire 36 states of the Federation including Abuja (the Federal...
Chapter 3 - ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE UNIVERSITY SENATE TO COMMEMORATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST SENATE SITTING
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It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to the Special Senate Meeting to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the first sitting of this Senate. In 40 years, this Senate has grown from a population of 5 to 248. This ceremony therefore forms a most significant aspect of our 40th Anniversary celebrations. The...
Chapter 4 - MATRICULATION SPEECHES (2001–2007)
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Today’s matriculation ceremony marks the beginning of your journey not only to achieve academic excellence, but your higher goal of being a successful contributor to the development of this nation. The race for entry into this University this session indeed had been very keen. It is on record that over 60% of all...
Chapter 5 - CONVOCATION SPEECHES
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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 35th Convocation Ceremony of our university presided over by no less an achiever than Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, FFPA, OFR, our most amiable Pro- Chancellor. To a record of distinguished legal career, he has been adding an equally distinguished record of fatherly guidance for...
Chapter 6 - LECTURE SERIES (INAUGURAL LECTURES) [Includes Image Plates]
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Professor Amos Ifeolu Akinwande was born at Ondo sixty years ago. He attended Imade College, Owo between 1957 and 1961 and later proceeded to Loyola College, Ibadan in 1962. Having obtained his Higher School Certificate, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada where he...
Chapter 7 - SPEECHES AT WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
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I am delighted to welcome you all to this National Workshop on Land Management and Property Tax Reforms in Nigeria being organised by the Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos. The importance of land to the economy and environmental sustainability for the survival of man cannot...
Chapter 8 - TOWN AND GROWN
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I have chosen the text from the gospel of Matthew in order to highlight the important role that we are expected to play as Christians. I want us to use this occasion to re-examine our lives and reflect on how much we have lived up to this injunction. The father has been given an important role by God as the head...
Chapter 9 - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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I am delighted to welcome you all to the celebration of this year’s African University Day (AUD). This is the third time such celebration will hold in our University and we are very happy and proud to say that University of Lagos is perhaps the only University in Nigeria and one of the very few in Africa that...
Chapter 10 - FUNERAL ORATIONS/MEMORIAL LECTURE
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I am delighted to welcome you all to the 10th Horatio Oritshejolomi Thomas Memorial Lecture which this year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos. The Founding Fathers of the University of Lagos Medical School, the Lagos...
Chapter 11 - CAMPAIGN FOR $500 MILLION ENDOWMENT FUND
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This year, our convocation ceremonies are quite unique because, apart from our usual conferment of degrees, diplomas and certificates, the University is embarking on a project in form of a USD 500 Million Endowment Fund Launch. This is an important event to the University as we prepare to uplift the...
Chapter 12 - SUCCESSION PLAN
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Available statistics indicate that 255 out of the 989 academic staff at the University of Lagos as at September 2004, accounting for about 25% are 55 years old and above. This implies that in less than ten years and in order to ensure that the number and quality academic staff do not fall below the current...
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Page Count: 526
Publication Year: 2012