Official Inauguration of Prof. Francisca Oladipo as Second Vice-Chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University

Memories were made at the official inauguration ceremony of the 2nd Vice-chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University yesterday at Oko-Irese town. There were emotional moments as when Professor Francisca Onalapo Oladipo was decorated in her academic robe as a symbol of handing-over and the beginning of a new administration in the university.

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Official Inauguration of Prof. Francisca Oladipo as Second Vice-Chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University

Memories were made at the official inauguration ceremony of the 2nd Vice-chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University yesterday at Oko-Irese town. There were emotional moments as when Professor Francisca Onalapo Oladipo was decorated in her academic robe as a symbol of handing-over and the beginning of a new administration in the university.

In her speech, the newly appointed vice-chancellor listed a few opportunities already in the pipeline for Thomas Adewumi University. While speaking, she declared that TAU had gotten its first grant from an international body, and this would be the first amongst many other opportunities to come. She included her plans for her first One hundred and eighty days in office and went further to give an insight into what everyone should expect in the next four years of her administration.

Professor Francisca added that there would be training, for both staff and students of the institution from international universities, within and outside the shores of West Africa. One of which is the University of Oklahoma, USA. She established that there would be partnerships with so many universities for exchange programs and limitless access to virtual training as TAU has begun a solid relationship with one of the biggest e-learning platforms in the world, Coursera. In her tradition of never wasting time, the first online training for staff will take place on Thursday, 4th August 2022, by a prominent lecturer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, whose identity is yet unknown.

There were emotional moments at the inaugural ceremony when Madam Vice-chancellor humbly recognized some of the significant mentors and personnel that have been part of her success story. These include the Vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Lokoja, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, her sister, and the representative of the King of Idanre hills, her hometown.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion include Monarchs of the host community of the university and neighboring towns, Vice-chancellor of Crown-Hill University, Vice-Chancellor of Landmark University, Vice-Chancellor of Summit University, Deputy Vice-chancellor of Kwara State University, Vice-chancellor of Alhikmah University, Several Senior staff members of Federal University Lokoja and Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, amongst many others.

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