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  • By: Tijani Kafilat

In a bid to balancing academic pursuit and recreational activities on campus, the Students’ Union Government, SUG as part of their agenda for the 2018/2019 Bayonle Akadiri led administration, organized the 2019 edition of Mr. and Miss Polyibadan on the 4th October, 2019 at the Assembly Hall, North Campus of the Institution.

The social event which is an annual programme organized to showcase the beauty and intelligence of interested students who have passion for pageant and modeling within the campus is usually the initiative of the office of the Social Director of the Students’ Union Government.

In his opening remarks, the SUG President, Bayonle Akadiri appreciated the kind gesture of students towards participating in the annual event. He commended the efforts of his executives for making the events a colourful one.

While speaking with our correspondent, the Social Director of SUG, Comr. Adebayo, Pageant contest involved 9 contestants, having 6 female contestants and 3 male contestant. And the criteria of judgement for winning the contest were intellectual capacity, confidence, physical appearance and their fluency.

In the further reports gathered, the Students’ Union President, Akadiri Bayonle appreciated the entirety of the students as they proved to be supportive, by attending in person and also ensuring that it is violence free. He further said that the Pageant Contest is just to showcase the intellectual capability of students in a more entertaining way.

One of the contestants, Mojoyinola Yewande Arike, a HND 1 student of Accountancy Department expressed her satisfaction for emerging as Miss PolyIbadan for the 2019 Edition. In her interview with Press Council, she narrated her various ordeals when it comes to pageant contests, and she wasn’t surprised as that of Poly Ibadan. But emerging as the winner showed her effort wasn’t in vain.

Animashaun Tobiloba, the winner in the male category, also expressed his gratitude to God for emerging as Mr. Poly Ibadan. He furthered thank the organizers and the Students’ Union Government for the initiative.

In the interview with one of the judges, Fatimah Adefunke, said the judgement criteria are fair enough to be considered, and all the judges were fair in their judgement as the rest of the judges were not students on campus.

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