Unibadan renames theatre after Soyinka

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Professor Wole Soyinka

The management and Senate council of the University of Ibadan have decided to rename the Arts Theatre of the University,  after Professor Wole Soyinka.

The decision was officially stated on Tuesday (July 20) and in a statement,  by Dr Tunde Awosanmi, the head of the institution’s Department of Theatre Arts, the university made the move in recognition of Soyinka’s global status as a writer-activist and as the first African Head of the department.

Awosanmi said. the noble Professor Soyinka was a student at the University of Ibadan between 1952 and 1954.

The Arts Theatre is a very historical structure in the University, being one of the oldest buildings in the University constructed in 1955 with a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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