“The operational efficiency of the management of Kwara State University has made it a ‘functional University’ with an impressive and phenomenal growth within the short span of its eleven years of existence”, says the Vice Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University (APU), Professor Mahfouz Adedimeji.
Professor Adedimeji gave this commendation of KWASU’s management when he paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of KWASU, Professor Muhammad Mustapha Akanbi SAN.
The Professor of Pragmatics and Applied Linguistics said KWASU has witnessed a complete transformation from where it was in 2009 in terms of programs run by the school and physical buildings on campus.
According to him, he said with the intellectual calibre and services of Professor Akanbi as Vice Chancellor, KWASU will move to greater heights. He also described the Vice Chancellor as ‘a vibrant scholar and one of the youngest Senior Advocate of Nigeria’.
Professor Adedimeji, during the visit also called for “a collaborative partnership” between Ahman Pategi University and Kwara State University especially in the areas of community development and entrepreneurship.
“We want to develop a collaborative partnership with KWASU to learn the ropes and gain from its wealth of experience”
“APU is a new university and we want to study KWASU, we want to re-study KWASU, and under study KWASU, believing in this process we will be able to get our acts right”, he said.
Professor Akanbi in his response, also underscored the importance of closer association amongst universities operating within Kwara State.
KWASU’s helms man noted that Nigerian universities have an abundance of talented human resources, stating that
it will be of immense benefit to the institutions operating within Kwara State if these universities can form an association where ideas can be shared, he said.
Reiterating KWASU’s leading position when compared to other universities of the same age, Professor Akanbi also pointed out that a university is never too young to make an impact.
He stated that KWASU is ready to work with APU in the drive to produce “total graduates balanced in knowledge and virtue who can thrive despite challenges in the society”.