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UNILORIN, most understanding varsity in Nigeria— VC



Prof. Wahab Egbewole SAN

The Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin Prof. Wahab Egbewole, has rated the institution as theoat understanding university in Nigeria owing to the synergy that exist among its unions.

The VC was reacting to the recent strike action embarked upon by the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) when he hosted journalists for Iftar on Saturday.

According to him “In regards to NASU and SSANU strike I have said it over and over our Unions in the University of Ilorin are responsible unionist and our primary concern is our students and that’s why it was possible for us to have our examination without any hiccups.”

He added that, “I commend the union as well the general staff for their responsible behaviour. They obeyed and I want to say with all sense of responsibility that the unions obey their leaders at the national and went on strike but because of our understanding in the University, the union that were not on strike assisted in creating a seamless process.” He said

“I’m pleased to tell you that the University of Ilorin is the most outstanding University in Nigeria today.”

Egbewole also reiterated the commitments of his administration to creating enabling environment for the University to achieve its Smart Agenda.

He said: “We need to creat enabling environment for our students to learn, for our staffs to ply their trade and for the University to achieve its smart agenda.”

Recalled that at the inauguration and assumption of office, the VC said: “I believe strongly in the human capital interest of this great university. Together, we can take the university to the topmost league in Africa if we are SMART.”

“The SMART university mantra entails that my administration, with your support, will be purposefully geared towards achieving sustainable development, monumental achievements, adaptive capacity, rapid response to change and team building.”

He expressed optimism that the progress the University is witnessing would not diminished stressing that, “We are also hopeful that we will ensure that the thrive we are presently having is not in any way deminish and that is why I can confidently tell you that the current Semester Examination is currently going to an end without any form of destruction in our academic calendar and we intend to continue to maintain that our position by God’s Grace.”

Some of the achievements recorded so far in the university according to Egbewole include; infrastructural development, students’ welfare among others.

“A number of infrastructural addition had come to our University. We completed the Chemical Engineering, we have also added value by creating the car park that is beffiting of the structure. We have also renovated quite a number of facilities as we speak, we have also completed a number of new hostels.”

“We believe that the welfare of our students will be better taken care of. We have been able to add to our workforce by recruiting the approved number of 201 staffer academic and non teaching staff into our University.

“Our relationship with the Alumni has continue to improve between our last meeting and now, I’m pleased to inform you that the University of Ilorin produce another Minister in the Federal republic of Nigeria, the person of Dr. Jamila Bio. Minister of youth and development, We also had the Chief Executive of National Sugar Development Council, the person of Mr Kamal Barike, we also have the pleasure of the controller general of the Nigeria immigration service Kemi Nada as another addition and of course senior special assistance to the president on Social event Princes Atiga Ajanan.

“If we really want to be global player, then we need to do things differently and that is why I believe that we are positioning ourselves as a University to the point that we should be self sustaining because that is the essence of academic, you need to think outside the box or actually, without the box, that is the only way we will end up becoming global players” he said

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