The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, won the award of the Most Outstanding Public University in the geo-political zone at the maiden South-West Nigeria Education Awards, organised by Excellent Media Group and held at the University of Ibadan.
Also, the outstanding lecturers, polytechnic, state and private universities were announced at the event. Among the winners of the outstanding lecturers award at the event, were the ; the ; and .
The Redeemer University, Ede in Osun State, won the Most Outstanding Private University award, while the founder of the University, Pastor Enoch Adeboye was named as one of the pillars of education.
A graduate of Medicine at the OAU, , won the Most Outstanding Student award for breaking a 30-year academic record at the institution.
Speaking about the awards, the organizer of the event, said it was meant to address some of the vices involving lecturers and students in tertiary institutions and to raise awareness about the need for wealthy individuals in the society to contribute to the growth of education in the area.
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