Can the Dry Bones Rise Again? A Peep into the Revitalisation Story of the Nigerian University System

Peter A. Okebukola, OFR

23rd Convocation Lecture of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, June 21, 2018

Introduction
It is a great honour for me to deliver the 23rd Convocation Lecture of the globally-renowned Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti and particularly thrilled that God has blessed the University with such persons of sterling qualities as Barrister Dele Adesina, SAN as Chairman of Council and Professor Samuel Oye Bandele as Vice-Chancellor. The Chairman brings to governance of EKSU, tremendous experience in university superintendence which I found displayed when we both served on the Board of Regents of one of the foremost private universities in Africa. Professor Oye Bandele has the record of having been Vice-Chancellor of three universities- a record that will be difficult to beat. He is a man of outstanding experience in university administration and one of the leading scholars in Africa in educational evaluation and mathematics education.