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The faculty of Arts Students Association, FASA on Tuesday held an oratory contest in honour of a lecture in the faculty, Associate Professor Mahfouz Adedimeji.
The eventful contest which was the second of its kind in the faculty was held at the new Arts Lecture Hall. The first was held last year in honour of professor AbdulRasheed Abiodun Adeoya, the staff adviser of the association and one time president of the faculty.
The faculty’s Students President, Comrade Fatai Folorunsho Adisa while explaining the rationale behind the FASA’s decision to honour him, extolled the virtues and values of Adedimeji, saying the idea to honour him was born out of the fact that the professor is an immense asset to the faculty and to the university.
“He has been of immense support to the Faculty of Arts Students’ Association. He is always available at our beck and call
“Notably, he is the staff adviser to the Faculty’s Publication entitled ‘The Humanist’.
“He is a high-octane-scholar who has been wonderfully righting the wrongs in our society with talks, words and his actions. He has been representing the Faculty beautifully within and outside the Faculty. Interestingly, he edited the Faculty’s magazine 21years Ago
“All of these have combined to make him the perfect choice as the honouree of the program.
“It is the second of its kind, the first came up last year in honour of Prof. AbdulRasheed Abiodun Adeoye, the staff adviser of the association and President of the Faculty In 1995”, Fatai narrated.
Earlier in the oratory contest which had been on-going for few days, departments in the faculty were each represented by a contestant until Monday, the day of the semifinal where six contestants made it to the final.
In the Tuesday’s grand finale which came with debate topic: Education: The panacea to the global pendimonium fiercely debated. However, the panel of judges consisted of an A-class lecturer, Mr Nurudeen Durosimi, Mr Sanni and the immediate past President of the union of campus journalists, UCJ, Barrister Chima Osuji declared a 300 level student from the department of History and International Studies, Mr John Toluwani as the overall best in the oratory contest. Thereafter, prizes were given to the champion and the other two runners up accordingly and respectively.
In company of the honouree were Dr Fatai from the faculty of social sciences; the managing director of Unilorin FM, Mr Ibrahim Idris, Mr Lanko theory amongst other dignitaries. Also graced the day were the Students ‘Union president, Comrade Animasaun Oluseyi alongside the PRO of the university’s apex students union body, Mr Isa Uthman Analyzer among others.