The University of Ibadan (UI), in partnership with First Bank, recently organised a graduate recruitment/career fair.
The event, which took place on Tuesday, is part of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the institution’s 70th anniversary and 2018 convocation ceremonies.
UI was established in 1948.
The fair was convened to promote the engagement between organisations, spanning diverse industries and exceptional talent among the final year students of the university on career mentoring and ready for work tips.
Abel Olayinka, UI vice-chancellor, delivered the welcome address while Adesola Adeduntan, First Bank managing director, who is an alumnus of the institution, gave the keynote lecture.
Other activities lined up for the event included the syndicate and coaching speed sessions.
Commenting on the event, Rosie Ebe-Arthur, head of human capital management & development, First Bank, said the “fair is a noble initiative we are pleased to identify with”.
She added: “Interestingly, this partnership is indeed a celebration of firsts as the graduate recruitment/career fair is the first of its kind by the premier University and FirstBank, the premier financial institution in the country.
“FirstBank’s participation in the event is indeed an avenue to identify young Nigerians with the right skillset that epitomises our vibrant and creative workforce.”