Not less than one hundred and forty-four students from the Department of Sociology and Social Work from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Saturday visited tourism sites in Ile-Ife, Osun state.
Report revealed that the tour was meant to expose the students to the culture, tradition and heritage of the ancient city of Ile-Ife.
It was reported that the students were taken on tour of the National Museum, the Ooni’s Palace, Ile Ase, Oranmiyan, Oduduwa, Moremi groves and a host of other tourists’ sites.
According to the students of the institution, the tour would help them to appreciate and further understand what ‘Inter Group Relations’ an aspect of their course in school was really all about.
One of the students, Favour Yinka-Ojo, said the visit to the ancient city of Ile-Ife had satisfied her curiosity to know more about the town, adding that she had been able to clear doubts and acsertained that those stories about the city were actually true as she had been told in the past.
Another student, Moyosore Odugbesan, stated that everything she had seen at the museum and within the palace had complimented everything she was taught in school.
“Truly, seeing is believing, we can now relate these stuffs to our junior colleagues in school to create the thirst in them to know more of the linkages that exist between Ife and other parts of the country,” she stated.
Dr. Augustine Agugua, a lecturer in the institution and the convener of the tour said that the students were meant to understudy the linkages existing between Ile-Ife and other places in the country, adding that the ancient town occupied significant cultural linkages in the history of Nigeria and Yoruba race.
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