Congratulations! Congratulations!! Congratulations!!!
Three Gbosas to all of us ... Gbosa ! Gbosa!! Gbooooooooooooosaaaaaaa!!!
If you believe in the saying that the result of hard work is more work, then we all need to brace up and move Great Ife to the next level.
The management, staff, students, Alumni and all stakeholders of Great Ife need to sustain the tempo and help our alma mater to retain her position in the current local tranking, move higher in Africa and secure good postion in world ranking.
On behalf of all of us, I want to thank and congratulate the Vice Chancellor (Prof Idowu Bamitale Omole), Principal Officers, staff and students in respect of Great Ife latest ranking. We also appreciate the good and hard work of the special team set up by the Vice Chancellor to achieve this feat.
The latest ranking shows Great Ife moving from 8th position to 1st position in Nigeria and from 79th position to 12th position in Africa.
This is a great achievement but you will agree with me that we are not there yet. We must retain the 1st position in Nigeria, move up the ladder in Africa and show good presence in world ranking. I had a long telephone conversation with the Vice Chancellor two days ago (Saturday 9th February) and our agreement is that all stakeholders must work together to sustain the tempo. We need to ensure lasting peace on campus, eradicate all forms of negative Aluta and incessant closure.
The Great Ife website require regular update of good work of the lecturers, students and the university as a whole. We must continue to blow our trumpets and improve on research and training as well as infrastructural development.
For us (Alumni) as the owners of the university, we need to continue our support to the university in terms of regular interventions when and where necessary and attracting funding support from reputable organisation/bodies. We need to aggressively pursue and ensure full implementation of the communique issued at the Internationa Reunion in Atlanta.
Our goal now should be to set Great Ife on the path of good world ranking while maintaining our local position and improving on our Africa position.
Once again, congratulations to all of us and in particular our Vice Chancellor and his hard working team.
Great Ife forever!
Sokunbi Shuaib Adeola (CGI)
President - Great Ife Alumni Association (Parent Chapter, Nigeria)