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University of Ibadan

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In the 199091 Session, the Collegiate System was extended to the rest of the University. Thus, in addition to the College of Medicine, the following four new colleges emerged Arts, the Social Sciences and Law; Science and Technology; Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; and Education. But regrettably, it functioned briefly till 31 March, 1994, when the Colleges, except the College of Medicine, were abolished as a result of poor funding.The foundation Principal of the former University College, Ibadan (in special relationship with the University of London), Professor Kenneth Mellanby, now deceased, accompanied by his wife, visited the University on 11 March, 1992. Professor Mellanby had earlier visited the University on two occasions at the inauguration of the independent University of Ibadan in November, 1963, and during the Silver Jubilee celebration of the University in November, 1973.The Endowment Fund was relaunched and Honorary Degrees were conferred on Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, Industrialist; Archdeacon Emmanuel Oladipo Ajao Alayande, a renowned Educationist; Chief Matthew Tawo Mbu, Barrister-at-Law, a distinguished Public Servant; His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umaru Sanda Ndayako, CFR,a distinguished Public Servant; Professor Chuckwuedu Nwokolo, NNMA, OFR., an all-round Medical Professor and Researcher; General Olusegun Obasanjo, G.C.F.R, Former Head of State and Professional Soldier, in 1988, during the celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary of the University. The University Anthem (The Fount) written by an alumnus (Professor Isidore Okpewho), was launched.

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