Distinguished African historian and scholar, Professor Toyin Falola, has added yet another prestigious accolade to his illustrious career as he was honoured with his eighteenth honorary degree by the University of Mkar, Benue State. The honour was bestowed upon him today, following his captivating Convocation Lecture titled “Religion and Values,” which he delivered yesterday.
The University of Mkar, renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and contributions to the educational landscape in Nigeria, awarded Professor Falola the title of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) during a ceremony that brought together academic luminaries, students, and guests from across the nation.
Professor Falola’s lecture on “Religion and Values” was a thought-provoking discourse that delved into the intricate relationship between religion and the ethical framework that underpins society. His profound insights and unique perspective captivated the audience, leaving an indelible mark on the minds of all in attendance.
This latest recognition further solidifies Professor Falola’s reputation as a prolific scholar, with an outstanding record of contributions to the fields of African history, culture, and global academia. He is renowned for his extensive body of work, which encompasses numerous books, essays, and lectures that have influenced the understanding of African history and culture worldwide.
In his illustrious career, Professor Falola has amassed an impressive collection of honorary degrees, with the University of Mkar’s recognition being his eighteenth. Each of these degrees stands as a testament to his dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and his unparalleled commitment to advancing the understanding of African history and culture.
The University of Mkar’s decision to confer this honour is a fitting tribute to Professor Falola’s contributions to academia and serves as a reminder of the enduring impact he has had on the field of African studies.