The world is being reshaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work- Marc Benioff.
Today, more than ever, the traditional boundaries between politics, culture, technology, finance, national security and ecology are disappearing. You often cannot explain the whole without reference to them all. Hence, the need for CONVERGENCE.
CONVERGENCE, in the real sense connotes the coming together of two or more things at the same point. In this case, the assemblage of people with distinct and astute intellectuals whose doggedness
and proficiency are uniquely unmatchable.
In the spirit of unionism, it is the coming together of individuals, organisations, groups, associations and the members of the students’ union for a discourse.
Statistically, for every ten, there are roughly five-eight who’re ill-informed, hence, the need to stay updated, especially in this present age.
The students’ union of the University of Ilorin is creating an avenue, unlike every other gathering, the need to put everyone ahead in all areas of human endeavours just like the administration’s mantra-investing in people. For great investment to be deposited in/on individuals there’s a need for maximum convergence, that is; coming together of individuals, across the university community.
The convergence is an event fabricated and designed by the students’ union of the “BETTER BY FAR” varsity towards bringing the students of the institution together in order to, share, discuss, brainstorm and fashion out ways to make our institution, society, country and the world at large a
better place for peaceful co-habilitation and advancements.
The event is also an avenue where the congressmen of the institution gets an oversight of the activities of the unions actions and inactions- the blueprints of the present administration. It’s also a medium where we all get to discuss pertinent issues with the SU officials and even the principal
officers of the institution towards having a safe and incredible better by far varsity.
WHY YOU NEED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE.
The convergence comes with a lot of juicy and mouth-watering side attractions ranging from enlightenment to entertainment. Most definitely, one can tag the convergence an enlightenment platform for all and sundry.
The event promises to create a symposium where notable and distinguished industrial captains and resource persons would enlighten us all on ways in which we can make positive and resonating difference and also, to make positive influence in our immediate societies.
The sessions shall feature an avenue where prominent and notable alumni gets to discuss in depth and also proffer solutions to on/off campus challenges- life beyond the four walls of the university.
The session is divided into 3 sub categories which ranges from NATIONAL-MANAGEMENT-CONGRESSMEN DISCOURSE.
STEP BY STEP APPROACH
Here we would focus largely on how young people can proffer solutions to national issues ranging from education, unemployment, technology, insecurity in the land, politics etc., that are apparently
sacrosanct to the development and enhancement of individual lives towards a better nation. It is designed to be an interactive session amongst panellist and the audience.
This segment features the amiable presence of the management board of the university; the principal officers of the university, where we all get enlightened on plans and policies established by the university management in relation to matters that affects us- students.
You think you can dialogue with the university management so as to abolish some perceived vague and arcade laws? Here’s an ample opportunity to correct the anomalies and perceived aberrations.
This particular session provides an avenue where students of the better by far university gets briefed by the executives of the students’ union, in details, the plans, policies, programmes of the administration.
It also provides an avenue synonymous to an interview session where plethora progressive issues would be discussed towards enactments and perfections.
- BOLAJI ABDULLAHI
A Nigerian politician and journalist from Kwara state. He served in the cabinet of the former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan when he was appointed as the honourable minister for youth development in July 2011.
- MRS BILKISU ONIYANGI
Honourable Commissioner for education and human capital development, Kwara state, Nigeria. She would be speaking on the topic- THE VALUE OF THE BOOK AND THE PEN.
- MRS RINSOLA ABIOLA
Daughter of late Bashorun MKO Abiola and special assistant to the speaker of the house of representative, honourable Yakubu Dogara, has formally declared her interest to vie for the chance to represent Abeokuta north/Obafemi Owode/Odeda federal constituency, Ogun state in the house
of representatives. She’s an aspirant on the platform of the action democratic party, (ADP). She would be speaking on the topic- THE ART OF TIME MANAGEMENT.
MR SHOBOWALE LUKMAN
A prominent alumni of the university of Ilorin, a former student leader, an orator and an author emerge.
TedX Speaker, Public Policy Analyst Royal FM Ilorin, TVC Nigeria. Co-founder, Millennials Active Citizenship Advocacy Africa Network, MACAA.
- ONUKA ZULEIHAT
An alumni, a writer and poet who is making positive impacts.
OTHER SIDE ATTRACTIONS
Unilorites, the convergence comes handy. Aside the regular educating side attractions, we’ve a whole lot of juicy and exotic packages in form of souvenirs for all gender irrespective of race, background and origin. Of course, after conversing and rubbing minds, we’ve to be entertained with 21st century super bundles. Dear, your presence at the convergence guarantees prizes ranging from;
• Packs of Indomie noodles for the first 200 attendance.
• Cutting and making of hairs for both genders for the first 50 at hiceterra salon.
• Branded convergence T-shirts for the first 100
• Customized convergence wrist bands for first 200
• Headsets for listen to your favourites music acts and producers
• Most definitely, menu-menu in form of Item7 would be made available.
Circa, surrender your fears, something will come that is greater than what the fear is trying to protect. Life cannot be against you, for you are life itself. Life can only seem to go against you the ego’s projections which are rarely in harmony with the truth.
Folks, if you get the inside right, the outside would fall into place. I was a very early believer in the idea of the convergence where we get progressive minds together to reach mind blowing conclusions that would transform the world and make out society habitable.
Let’s foster love, oneness and unity amongst ourselves irrespective of gender, race, creed, origin, belief, background across all nooks and crannies of the nation; where are
CONVERGENGE would be a major one.
Kindly make it down to the venue; University of Ilorin main auditorium, 15th January, 2019. The event is going to be an all encompassing one. It’s a fully loaded programme that is sure to improve your
academic prowess to the zenith.
Come one, come all!!! Warmest regards, FAJI TOBILOBA.