The Students’ Union of the University of Ilorin had in conjunction with the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) Unilorin, concluded its 6th edition of the fresher’s oratory contest.
The 2018 Fresher’s Oratory Contest (FOC), which began with a preliminary stage had about 12 participants and concluded with a final stage of seven participants speaking on the topic; “Restructuring: a pathway to true federalism or an exercise in futility.”
The Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Sulyman while giving his opening speech opined that an event like the FOC will increase the thinking capacity of the youths, specifically the students.
He, however, charged the participants not to give up even if couldn’t win the contest.
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“A winner will emerge but there would be no loser.’ He said.
Com. Ridwan Abimbola, the Students’ Union President in his own address urged the youth to think outside the box and contribute towards a better nation.
At the end of the keenly contested contest, participants from the Law, Pharmacy and Education faculties emerged first, second and third respectively.
Certificates and gifts were given to participants with the winner given a laptop, a 7-day token for free meal and a day as SU President.