It was a day adorned with fond memories in the annals of the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti following the presentation of a brand new fully equipped ambulance worth N16m to the University by the host community, Ikere-Ekiti on Friday, 6th May 2022. Presenting the ambulance to the Ekiti State Governor and Visitor to the University, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was represented by the Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Dr. Olabimpe Aderiye, the Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, HRM Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado said the gesture was to improve health care services in the institution and to complement the efforts of the government in developing the University. He tasked the University to prove its mettle as envy to others through groundbreaking research that would enhance the growth and development of the society.
While thanking the sons and daughters of Ikere-Ekiti for making the donation possible, the monarch promised that the town would continue to partner with the authorities of the University for its progress and development.
Speaking at the occasion, the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology in Ekiti State, Dr. Olabimpe Aderiye thanked the Ikere-Ekiti community for the donation and assured that the State Government would leave no stone unturned to lift the University to greater heights.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Chief Afolabi Ojuawo, and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Adeoluwa, thanked the community for the generous donation and affirmed that the University authorities would do everything possible to make the school unique and soar higher.
The event, which was held at the palace of Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, was graced by members of the Ogoga-in-Council, top functionaries of the University, and other important dignitaries. It would be recalled that in April 2021, the Ikere-Ekiti Community donated N60m to the University to upgrade its infrastructure.