The Vice-Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju, on Saturday, May 16, 2020, visited the historical town of Osoogun in Oyo State Nigeria, where the celebrated 1st African Anglican Bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, after whom the University is named was born and captured in 1821.
Following a decision from the Governing Council meeting held via Zoom Video Conferencing app on Friday, May 15, 2020, the University is to register its presence at Osoogun town, to further immortalise the Anglican Sage, recognising his works, refined values, achievements and sacrifices.
The Vice-Chancellor, together with the Bishop of the Ajayi Crowther Anglican Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Kemi Oduntan, and a native of Osoogun, Dr. Sola Ojenike, visited this site to earmark parcels of land, about 40 hectares landmass for the Ajayi Crowther University, Osoogun campus.
This campus will host the ‘Centre for Anglican Communion Studies’, ‘ Centre for Mission Studies’, ‘Department of History and Archival studies’, ‘Entrepreneurship Centre’ and Faculty of Agriculture which is to take off in September 2020. Also proposed are the Crowther Museum and Archive and eventually the mausoleum to contain remains of Bishop Ajayi Crowther whose remains need to be reburied in his home town Osoogun.
The Vice-Chancellor was also warmly received by the Baale of Osoogun, Chief Moses Osuolale, who welcomed the development.
We pray that the Grace of God will be sufficient to accomplish these in the few (four months) left of the Vice-Chancellor's tenure.