UI holds special senate session for late Tamuno




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– The University of Ibadan(UI), on Monday, held Special Session for late Emeritus, Prof. Tekena Tamuno, a former Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

The session, which was held in Ibadan at the institution’s senate building had in attendance members of the institution’s senate, including members of the late Tamuno’s family.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls late Tamuno, who died on April 11 at age 83 was the first Alumnus vice-chancellor of UI.

The late Tamuno was also a former Director, Institute of African Studies, former Head and Dean of the History Department of the
university.

Speaking at the session, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, described the session as first of its kind, adding that the institution had never held such for any of its staff.

Adewole said “there are countless number of lessons to be learnt the life and times of the late world-class professor of history, Tamuno.
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“During his tenure as vice-chancellor of UI, the institution witnessed phenomenal advancement in the areas of infrastructure, staff and academic standard.

“History will speak favourably for the late Tamuno because as a historian, he was wise to write clearly, his own history in the hearts of men while being God fearing.’’

Similarly, Prof. CBN Ogbogbo, , Historical Society of Nigeria and Head of UI Department of History, described Tamuno as a man of unparalleled achievements.

Ogbogbo said the institution would remain thankful for the quality of life Tamuno lived, his impact on humanity and his contributions in placing UI and the Historical society on the global educational map.

He added that “he easily fits into the pantheon of Ibadan icons, one whose writings will keep him in the hearts of future generation of historians.’’

Also, Prof. Aderemi Oyelade, the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Prof. Dele Layiwola, the Director, Institute of African Studies, both described Tamuno as the doyen of peace studies in Nigeria.

They said the deceased worked and achieved fame and lived a worthy life of peace and development. (NAN)
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