Ooni of Ife Establishes Scholarship for African Students in OxfordHis Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and The African Studies Centre, led by Prof Wale Adebanwi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards the establishment of a scholarship for African Students at the University of Oxford.
The Scholarship will commence in the 2018/19 academic year and will be the the name of the Ooni of Ife, and will be open to African Students wishing to pursue an MSc African Studies.
The Ooni, in a speech, commended Wale Adebanwi for his achievement in being appointed the first black African head of the African Studies Centre, and the first black African Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at Oxford saying “As the Arole Oodua and Spiritual Leader of Yorubaland, I congratulate Professor Wale Adebanwi and I am very happy to be associated with you and African Studies Centre of Oxford University”
He also spoke about the need to unite Africa, and insisted that “Africa must become a place of pride and we must join hands to make it happen. There was nothing like Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, South Africa before, we used to be one single people of one humanity, one race, and one source with several Kingdoms.”