Left: Prof. Kayode Bamgbose, displaying the television set after making his presentation to the Dean, College of Environmental Resources and Management (COLERM), Prof. T. A. Arowolo (1st right)
The University’s Director of Entrepreneurial Skill Centre, Professor Olukayode Bamgbose has donated a 21-inch Colour TV alongside a DSTV Machine to the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, College of Environmental Resources and Management (COLERM) of the University.
Speaking at the presentation, Dean of COLERM, Prof. T. A. Arowolo said that it was the first time, in the history of the University that an Academic Staff will be presenting a gift to his Department or College.
He commended the don and called on others to emulate the gesture.
Speaking on the donation, the Head, EMT Department, Dr. Adewole Gbadebo said he saw the donation as an innovative idea that will go a long way at encouraging other staff in the department to give generously.
He lauded Professor Bamgbose for being supportive to the cause of the Department. For instance, while he was on Sabbatical Leave, due to the pressure of work and inadequacy of Academic Staff in the department, he was always coming, on weekends, to teach 300 and 500 level students, he added.
Dr. Gbadebo said that in 2001, Prof. Bamgbose made donations to lecturers and that now, it was the turn of his department.
Responding to the encomiums showered on him, Professor Bamgbose thanked members of staff of the department for their support, saying that no matter how little, he had always believed in ploughing back something into the department, as a way of showing his appreciation.