Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola re-named the state-owned tertiary institutions after State Icons – UNIOSUN renamed to Bola Ige University; OSCOTECH now Bisi Akande College of Technology; Iree-Poly now Afolabi Polytechnic, Ila College of Education now Adeyemi Oyeduntan College of Education and Ilesa College of Education now Lawrence Omole College of Education.
Assassinated Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Late Chief James Bola Ige, was on Wednesday honoured as the visitor to the Osun State University and Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola named the state-owned university after him.
This was part of a sweeping renaming of all the state’s tertiary institutions, which was announced at the university’s convocation.
Oil magnate and founder of the Rose of Sharon Foundation Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija was unveiled as the Chancellor.
Other institutions renamed were: Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke will now be Bisi Akande College of Technology; Osun State Polytechnic Iree now, Sunday Afolabi Polytechnic; College Of Education, Ila Orangun now Adeyemi Oyeduntan College of Education and the College of Education Ilesa which will now be Lawrence Omole College of Education.
Others are UNIOSUN College of Law, Ifetedo now Kayode Esho College of Law; College of Social Sciences and Management Okuku, now Olagunsoye College of Social Sciences, Okuku; College of Agriculture Ejigbo, now Isiaka Adeleke College of Agriculture, Ejigbo; College of Education Ipetu Ijesa, now Ezekiah Oluwasanmi College of Education and College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire, now Eniola Atanda College of Humanities and Culture.
Alakija described her conferment and the Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration as another glass ceiling broken by womanhood.