The programme started officially after the two rakat jummah prayer lead by the chief IMAM, Prof Abdurrahman Oloyede. In attendance were dignitaries of high personalities both from the school management and the Ibadan Muslim Community. Some of those present were Prof Akingbile, Prof Abdulrahman Akinoso from the Faculty of Technology, the University Librarian, Prof. Aishat, Prof M.T Lamidi, the Publicity Secretary, UI Muslim Community and host of others.
The welcome address was delivered by Prof Gbadegesin who started by thanking Allah and congratulating the general public on the occasion of the convocation ceremony. He also laid emphasis on appointment of the new chairman of UI Muslim community, Prof Yahyah. He did not fail to invite the VC to come again next week Friday after the convocation would have ended to give thanks to God.
While delivering his speech, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Olayinka, appreciated the invited guests and went on to apologize for the absence of other member of his cabinet. He went on to also mention the existing peace and harmony between all sects irrespective of religion or tribe. He also congratulated the grandaunts and their parents. He then rounded off his speech by showing gratitude to the Muslim Community for their undying support, both physically and spiritually.
The special convocation prayer was then lead by the Chief Imam. After this, Prof Yahyah gave the vote of thanks and he meticulously thanked the VC deeply as well as other attendees. He also appreciated the new governing management and promised to do his best to discharge his duties as expected of him. The suspension dua’h was said by Dr. Abass which marked the end of the program at exactly 3:11pm.