*Photo: Professor Bayo Oloyede*
Communication Scholar, Prof Bayo I. Oloyede, immediate past Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Redemeer’s University, Ede Osun State has been inducted as a member of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) in Lagos on Thursday, August 10th, 2023.
The induction took place at the 25th Convocation and Investiture of new fellows held at the University of Lagos last Thursday presided by the President of NAL, Prof. Duro Oni, FNAL.
Mr Olalekan Otun, Chairman Committee of Distinguished Alumni (CODA) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta described ” Prof Oloyede’s feat, induction into Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL)as well deserving and salutes his contributions to the academic field and journalism as worthy of emulation”
Mr Otun noted that ” Prof Oloyede has been able to bring his academic knowledge and brilliance to bear on our society by impacting and mentoring his students and supervisees, which am one of them”
He further stated that ” Doctor of Letters by NAL
is a prestigious national scholarly association of eminent professors in the arts and humanities, which has the likes of eminent Nigerians Iikes Prof Wole Soyinka, and Prof Ayo Banjo, amongst others.”
In his contribution, Pastor Ezekiel Obasanya, National President of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Alumni Association (MAPALUM) “commended Prof Oloyede and his spouse in particular for contributing to his success, managing the home front and enabling him to uphold his good character and integrity.”
In Pastor Obasanya’s words, ” CODA and MAPOLY Alumni salute Prof Oloyede’s induction into NAL and further appreciate his contributions to academics, human capacity development and the field of journalism in general.”
Prof Bayo Oloyede is the first recipient of distinction in Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from the University of Lagos, author of several books and has published in numerous reputable journals.
He was Head of the Department of Mass Communications MAPOLY, Abeokuta before joining the service of Redemeer’s University and rose to become the Head of the Dept and the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences.