Prof. Toyin Falola donates books to Fountain varsity


Nigerian professor of History and African Studies at the University of Texas, Toyin Falola, has donated books worth €5,000 to the Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State.

The books were presented to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Amidu Sanni, and other principal officers at the Senate chamber of the university by Falola’s representative, Michael Oladejo, a professor of Linguistics and Education, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States.

Falola said a passion for humanity and academics moved him to make such donation worth €5000.”

“I visited many campuses to make huge donations for the betterment of learning. In Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, I donated E-library to the school and made other donations at Redeemers University, McPherson University, and many others.

“I will do anything to improve the potentials in African countries. I cherish knowledge so much and I am moved when I come across anybody who loves knowledge. I am moved to do this because the VC is also a lover of knowledge,” he said.

He added: “I love knowledge but the dissemination of knowledge is very important. Dissemination of knowledge without acquisition is a waste of time. I want people to read, study and take knowledge seriously.

Responding, Prof. Sanni expressed gratitude to Falola, recommending him for national honour.

“The books we received today worth millions of naira. Falola has been committed to giving books and scholarships in Africa and the world. Last month he established scholarships in Gambia. He deserves to be honoured in Nigeria while he is still around. The idea of celebrating people after they are gone in this country is not worthy enough.They should be acknowledged and serve as a source of inspiration to others while they are still alive in terms of celebrating their legacy,” he said.

The Librarian, Dr. Salman Abdulsalam, promised to make the books accessible to students and staff.

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