AFRICAPPS – AGREEMENT TO FORM SOCIETY BY DEED

Haggai & Coleman (Solicitors)

AGREEMENT TO FORM SOCIETY

0.1 This Agreement of Association is made this 29th day of July 2017

BETWEEN The Persons whose respective names and addresses are set out in the first and second columns of the Schedule hereto (herein after referred to as ‘the Subscribers’.

0.2 WHEREBY it is agreed as follows:

1. The Subscribers by signing this Agreement agree to form a society to be known as The African Proverbs and Phraseology Society (AFRICAPPS) and to become its first members.
2. The Secretariat of the Society shall be situated at the Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
3. The rules of the Society shall be in the form of a Constitution, specimen of which is annexed hereto.
4. The first officers of the Society shall be as follows:
i. Professor Yisa Kehinde Yusuf – President
ii. Professor Dr. Mona Noueshi – Vice President
iii. Dr. Jean-Philippe Zouogho – General Secretary
iv. Dr. ’Yomi Daramola – Assistant Secretary
v. Dr. Folajoke Bestman – Treasurer.
5. The objects of the Society shall comprise of the following:
i. To organise regular conferences on a rotational basis in different countries within Africa as academic forums for the convergence of African paremiologists worldwide to promote global understanding.
ii. To initiate research themes or topics around which scholars of African proverbs and phraseological units can engage.
iii. To promote African languages and cultures.
iv. To provide funding support to African paremiologists and phraseologists for research and academic travel.
v. To institute incentives such as the Best Doctoral Thesis Award for postgraduate research in paremiology and phraseology.
vi. To create outlets for the dissemination of products or relevant paremiological and phraseological research through various kinds of academic publications.
vii. To create and maintain a library and archive of paremiological and phraseological materials of significance to Africa.
viii. To admit and keep admitting other members as deemed necessary for the purposes or objects of the Society.
ix. To carry on such other objects which may seem to the Officers of the Society or members capable of being conveniently or profitably carried on in connection with the purposes or objects of the society, or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance the value or render more productive or profitable any of the objects of the society.
x. To do such other things which may seem to the Officers of the Society or members to be incidental or conducive, or reasonably required to the attainment of the objects of the society.

0.3 AS WITNESS, the respective signatures of the Subscribers the day and year first above written.

SCHEDULE

S/NO. NAME ADDRESS SIGNATURE
1. Professor Yisa Kehinde Yusuf Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  
2. Dr. Folajoke Bestman Department of Foreign Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  
3. Dr. ’Yomi Daramola Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  
4. Professor Babafemi Odunsi Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  
5. Dr. Morufu Bukola Omigbule Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria  
6. Dr. Mohammed Ayodeji Ademilokun Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria