The Ekiti State University has unveiled the logo for their 40th year anniversary, as the institution is set to reach the milestone come March 2022.
See the full speech by Professor Edward Olanipekun, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution during the event below;
It is with great delight that I preside over the unveiling of the 40th Anniversary Logo of our University, which, invariably signals the commencement of activities towards the grand finale of the Anniversary/Convocation Ceremonies scheduled to hold in March, 2022. The essence of the unveiling is to draw the awareness of staff, students and the general public to the upcoming celebrations of the Foundation’s day of our beloved University.
Moreover, today’s ceremony is to intimate all the stakeholders with the programmes lined-up for the celebration of our University foundation’s day. I consider myself lucky as providence has made it possible for me to witness the 30th year anniversary of our great University in 2012, as a Professor in the University and today, by the grace of God, I am presiding over the unveiling of the 40th Anniversary Logo, as the Vice Chancellor.
The unveiling of the 40th Anniversary Logo is an epic event, that had never been witnessed in the history of the University, and in a bid towards ensuring successful celebrations, I have set up an Anniversary Planning Committee, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Prof. Wale Olajide, FPAN.
Our University, no doubt, will play host to number of very distinguished personalities in the course of the Anniversary ceremonies, to share with us, the joy of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the University, as well as bless the University, in whatever area they feel they could intervene, with a view to adding value to the University. At this juncture, permit me to appreciate the doggedness and commitments of our Founding Fathers (dead and alive) who had laboured tirelessly to conceive, establish, nurture and sustain our University right from the days of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ondo State University, University of Ado-Ekiti and currently Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
Special mention and recognition should go to one of our fathers in person of Chief Alex Olu Ajayi, the Odoba of Ado-Ekiti, who voluntarily donated his property to the University as its first administrative office, in Ado-Ekiti far back in 1982.
I am glad that, Baba Alex Ajayi will definitely be happier seeing his baby institution turning forty (40) in less than three months time from now. Let me inform you that arrangements are ongoing to have a documentary package on the University, right from the inception, detailing information and pictorials for our records. You would agree with me that, this celebration is worth it, going by the impressively outstanding performances of our University in the last forty (40) years amongst the comity of Universities, as well as the unequalled stunning performances of our Alumni across the globe, in their various fields. Hence, I wish to humbly seek your support, encouragement and understanding in making the Anniversary a success in all its ramifications. Ladies and gentlemen, let me affirm that with effect from today, till the end of our celebrations in March 2022, our Anniversary Logo, being unveiled today, shall feature permanently in our official correspondences, including letters, postals, advertisements, jingles etc.
Also, as the logo is being unveiled today, permit me to bring to your notice that a week long activities have been lined up to commemorate the 40th Anniversary and 25th Convocation Ceremonies of the University. The programme of activities includes: Conferment of First Degrees Conferment of Higher Degrees & Award of Honorary Degrees & Award of Prizes Conferment of First Degrees Conferment
of Higher Degrees & Award of Honorary Degrees & Award of Prizes Conferment of First Degrees Conferment of Higher Degrees & Award of Honorary Degrees & Award of Prizes Press Conference by the Vice Chancellor • Open House Exhibition • Jumat Service • Church Service • Launching of the Endowment Fund • Commissioning of Projects • Drama Show & Cultural Display by EKSU Troupe, Staff School & EKSU International College An Evening with the Vice Chancellor/Long Service Award • Sports, including In-door Games, Novelty football matches • 40th Foundation’s Day/25th Convocation Lecture • Conferment of First Degrees, Higher Degrees, Award of Honorary Degrees and Prizes
Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, in exercising my powers as the 8th Substantive Vice Chancellor of our dear University; I have the singular honour and pleasure today, to unveil our 40th Anniversary logo signaling the commencement of activities dovetailing to the event proper for peace, unity and progress in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.