The governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola named the university honored the late politician by re-naming UNIOSUN to Bola Ige University
This was part of a sweeping renaming of all tertiary institutions in the state which was announced at the convocation ceremony of the university where oil magnate and founder of the Rose of Sharon Foundation, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, was unveiled as the new Chancellor of the institution.
Other institutions renamed were Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke now Bisi Akande College of Technology; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree now, Sunday Afolabi Polytechnic; College of Education, Ila Orangun, now Adeyemi Oyeduntan College of Education and the College of Education, Ilesa, which will now be Lawrence Omole College of Education.
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Others are UNIOSUN College of Law, Ifetedo, now Kayode Esho College of Law; College of Social Sciences and Management, Okuku, now Olagunsoye College of Social Sciences, Okuku; College of Agriculture, Ejigbo, now Isiaka Adeleke College of Agriculture, Ejigbo; College of Education, Ipetu Ijesa, now Ezekiah Oluwasanmi College of Education and College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire, now Eniola Atanda College of Humanities and Culture.
The development came as the new Chancellor, Alakija, described her conferment as the chancellor of Bola Ige University and the award of honorary doctorate degree in business administration as another glass ceiling broken by womanhood.
Aregbesola commended Alakija, who with her investiture becomes the first female chancellor in any public university in Nigeria, for counting the university worthy and accepting to serve as its chancellor.