- Beautiful photos of the OAU campus taken many decades ago have got people talking about the school's past beauty
- Pictures showing students graduating and parents gracing the occasion make it look as if the event was recently done
- In one of the snaps, Sir Adesoji Aderemi made a grand entrance to the campus with his Rolls Royce
When they say everything was beautiful in Nigeria many years ago, it may not entirely be nostalgia. Photos showing Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife in 1975 and 1976 somewhat support that.
Sharing the snaps on Twitter, a handle @TheGreatIFE said that the former Western Region governor, Sir Adesoji Aderemi, graced the school's 1976 graduation ceremony in his Rolls Royce.
For someone who is familiar with the university setting, nothing seems to have changed much in its environment in decades.
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An aerial view of the school's Road 1 showing the Senate building and Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library looks exactly the same.
Another astounding thing is that the curb lawns still look freshly tendered as if the photo was presently taken. The passageway between the Moremi hostel maintains its look, if not cleaner than it is now.
See the tweet below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Meyn, these pictures look too nice to have be taken in 1975."
"Only slight improvements on the facilities after that..."
"Good old days. Gives me such great joy. Proud to be a product of Great Life."
"This is the Nigeria I know, look at cool environment."
"The only upgrade these governments have done is the swimming pool at the sports complex."
"OAU takes care of this flowers than any other thing."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Twitter user with the handle @OwoIfe who just graduated from OAU posted a video of classmates celebrating their graduation.
In the short clip posted on the bird app, the new graduates showed off their dance moves to the popular Jerusalema song by Master KG whose remix featured Burna Boy.