A Nigerian lady, Boluwatife Ikwunne has written her name with gold in the long-standing history of the University of Ibadan as she becomes the youngest speaker of the prestigious institution.
The event took place at the institution’s just concluded matriculation ceremony. this is indeed an experience that will never be forgotten for the rest of her life.
Taking to Linkedln platform, she announced that she was the youngest speaker ever in UI’s history. The elated Rhodes scholar-elect while describing the experience as one she will never forget in her life said she was full of gratitude for the opportunity given to her lecture on that grand stage of an institution she had studied in over 8 years ago.
Boluwatife said she had got notified that she will be the 2021 matriculation ceremony speaker by the acting vice chancellor via a call. She shared nice photos that highlighted how the event panned out, including ones she received an award plaque from the institution. Her post read in part: ”When I got a call from the acting Vice Chancellor that I had been nominated to speak at the 2021 matriculation ceremony, to say I was stunned would be an understatement. “I would be the youngest ever matriculation speaker in the history of the University of Ibadan. “I knew that this was a huge responsibility, first to ensure that I did justice to the speech, communicating navigation keys to more than four thousand freshmen, and next to ensure that my performance would pave the way for this new tradition of younger generation matriculation speakers.” Congratulatory messages flooded her comment section as Linkedln users hailed her for the feat.
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