A pin drop silence enveloped Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, convocation ground when the news of the death of one of the best graduating students, Bibilari Elebuibon, was announced.

 Elebuibon, whose father is a popular ifa priest in Osogbo, bagged the award of best student overall performance in Yoruba Language in the Faculty of Arts at the 42nd convocation ceremony of the OAU. 

When he was invited to the rostrum by the Dean of Faculty of Arts, Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti, to receive the award, his colleagues were unusually silent. Instead of clapping in anticipation of his emergence from the crowd, the crowd screamed mournfully.

 It was at this juncture that the Public Relations of Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, announced that a minute silence be observed in honour of Elebuibon. It was gathered that the late Elebuibon died in an auto crash at Osogbo, capital of Osun State.  At the convocation, no fewer than 66 students graduated with first class degrees. 

The convocation ceremony, which started on Wednesday, also saw 15 students graduate with distinctions from the faculty of pharmacy. The university also produced 1305 students with second class upper; 2127 second class lower; 606 third class and 50 students had pass.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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