Thriving in the halls of King Khalid University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, is Otun Afeez Akanni, a distinguished academic hailing from the historic town of Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria.
A few days ago, Otun Afeez Akanni achieved a significant academic milestone with the successful defence of his Master’s thesis in the Department of Arabic Language and its Literature at King Khalid University.
The research, titled “Arabic Literary Travelogue in Nigeria: A Case Study of Moshood Mahmoud Jimba’s Travelogues,” mirrors Otun’s unwavering commitment to scholarly pursuits.
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King Khalid University is a public university in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Established in 1998, the university came to being through the merger of the satellite campuses of Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and King Saud University into one entity.
Hailing from Iwoland, Osun State, Otun started his academic journey locally and has now evolved into an international academician. Proficient in both Arabic and English, he has showcased his prowess as a skilled writer and articulate speaker.
This recent accomplishment adds to Otun’s already impressive track record. In 2021, he earned a Master’s Degree in Arabic Language from the University of Ilorin.
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Otun is also a certified Arabic-English translator, accredited by the Nigerian Institute of Translation and Interpreters. His impact extends to numerous publications in reputable academic journals, showcasing his expertise in Literature and Literary Criticism.
Otun Afeez Akanni’s success resonates not only as a personal victory but also as a source of immense pride for the Nigerian academic community. His journey serves as an inspiration for aspiring scholars nationwide.
Congratulations, Otun Afeez Akanni! Your dedication and achievements shine brightly on the global academic stage.