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PROFESSOR A.S. JEGEDE
DEAN, FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
On behalf of the Management team of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, I welcome the staff, returning students and the new students to the 2015/2016 academic session of the Faculty. I believe the new session would be exciting, productive and stimulating for the staff and students, individually and corporately. As we all know, the Faculty is acknowledged to be the best in the country at present as we produced and are still producing Nigerian’s leading social scientists, national and international public servants and entrepreneurs.
I particularly welcome the new students who are joining the Social Sciences family for the first time. Having scaled the first huddle, I have no doubt that you are well set to discover what demanding but pleasant experience being a student of this great Faculty can be. This is an opportunity to become, not just a graduate, but one with distinction. If that is your vision, then you must begin from your first day in the University to plan towards excelling in your academic and personal life.
Obviously, you are coming to this great institution with dreams and goals which are, of course, attainable with hard work and determination. I assure you that the Dean’s Office and all Departments in the Faculty will provide the enabling environment to make this happen, thereby producing future leaders of this great nation who are sound both in character and learning. So, I welcome and urge the fresh students in particular to do their best to deal with all emerging challenges in godly and constructive manner while taking advantage of opportunities in the Faculty and the University at large.
The University of Ibadan is recognized as the “first and the best” in research, imparting knowledge, and in responding to the needs of society. Its Vision is “to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.” In line with the university’s vision, the Faculty of The Social Sciences seeks to and has produced notable Social scientists who have contributed to the growth and development of Nigeria. In a global and increasingly competitive and entrepreneurial world, our mission is to have a Faculty renowned the world over for its excellence in imparting knowledge and in its cutting edge research. We seek to prepare our students for personal success and build their capacity to be directly useful to their immediate and distant environment. Working with its students, the Faculty is dedicated to finding realistic solution to the challenges confronting the University, the nation and other global stakeholders. In fact, our faculty is comprised of scholars who share a common interest in advancing the course of students and are committed to preparing them for effective leadership at all levels.
Our students have numerous opportunities to participate in programmes and activities that would make them more complete in their desire to contribute more effectively to national life. From lectures delivered by highly competent Academics, good quality accessible reading materials and an extraordinary breadth of extracurricular activities, students are given the opportunity to build their capacity to have fulfilled dreams. Students are encouraged to take advantage of all these opportunities to be counted as the best in their generation. I as the Dean of the Faculty, working closely with Heads of Department and other officers of the Faculty, would ensure that an enabling environment is maintained to facilitate students’ access to all available opportunities. The staff of the Faculty have the competence and care to attend to the needs and concerns of students. They have shown in the past and are still committed to making the stay of all students wonderful and productive. I hope you find your place in the Faculty and that, in no distant future, you would become a full member of the Faculty family, who have thrived through hard work, perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit. On behalf of the Faculty, I wish you a fulfilled stay here, with excellent memories that would make you remember and support your Alma Mater years after graduation.