*OSPOLY Mourns As Lecturer Pass Away – Details*

OSPOLY Mourns As Lecturer Pass Away – Details.

The whole communities of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree have been thrown into mourning following announcement of demise of Veteran lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication of the institution, Pa Adeyemi Bamikefa, popularly known as ‘Uncle B’.

According to the report, the death of Pa. Bamikefa was announced by the Dean, Students’ Affairs of the institution, Dr. Olutope Abiola, via WhatsApp, on Wednesday.

While responding to the passing away of ‘uncle B’, one of his former students, Ajayi Folaranmi, commented that ‘Uncle B’ was passionate and dedicated to teaching and bringing the best out of his students.

Folaranmi further disclosed that, “As a student of ‘uncle B’ in the Department of Mass Communication. I had the privilege of experiencing firsthand in his dedication, wisdom, and passion for teaching”.

“Pa Bamikefa’s impact on our department and the institution as a whole is immeasurable, and his legacy will continue to inspire us all”.

“He was not just a lecturer but a mentor who guided us with his profound knowledge and years of experience in journalism and mass communication. His commitment to his students went beyond the classroom; he was a guardian and a counsellor, always ready to provide guidance and support”.

“While he was known to be strict and demanded excellence, especially from those he sensed could do better, his tough love was always rooted in a desire to see his students succeed. He was a true nightmare for lazy students, pushing us to strive for our best and uphold the standards of our profession”.

“His contributions as the pioneer Director of Publications and later as the Head of the Department will forever be remembered as milestones in the growth of our institution. His presence and influence will be greatly missed, but his teachings and the values he instilled in us will endure”.

“On behalf of all the students who had the honour of learning from him, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire academic community. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

It was reliably gathered that Pa Adeyemi Bankefa hails from Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State. He bagged his First Degree in History and a Masters in Journalism from the United Kingdom. He initially served at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) before joining The Polytechnic Ibadan, which later became the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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