14th December, 2011
The Vice-Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Prof. M. Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, has described the University of Ilorin in glowing terms, saying that apart from being a household name in Nigeria, anyone conversant with university system in Nigeria would appreciate that it is first in many areas.
Ajayi made this remark recently during a courtesy visit of Landmark University delegation he led to the UNILORIN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.
Responding, Oloyede congratulated Ajayi, saying that UNILORIN wishes him success because, according to him, his success is the success of the university, adding that the university owes it a responsibility to establish that his choice of vice-chancellor was not a mistake and that Ajayiâ€™s appointment is a pride to the institution.
He noted that at the last count, there are 13 vice-chancellors in Nigeria who are either former students or staff of the University of Ilorin.
While assuring Landmark University of the readiness of University of Ilorin to do everything within its power to support the new university, Oloyede noted that although the university is responsible to the whole world, the immediate community is of primary importance.
He advised Landmark to join, even if as an associate member now, bodies like the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the International Association of Universities (IAU), so that it will quickly register its presence in the world university system and draw benefits that are accruable from such visibility.
In the Landmark University Vice-Chancellorâ€™s delegation were Prof. J. S. O. Adeniyi, Prof. E. O. Oyawoye, Dean College of Agricultural Sciences; Mrs. O. Triumph-Abatan and Miss Funke Idowu of Corporate Affairs Unit of the university, while joining the VC to receive the team were the university’s principal officers including the Dean of School of Agriculture.