In a move to plug its infrastructural deficits, Kwara State University has sought the intervention of the State Government to bridge the infrastructural gaps in the institution.
The Deputy Chancellor, Professor Omololu Fapojuwo, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN made this appeal on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in his welcome address to the Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi during his inspection visit to the university
The acting VC said, “KWASU being the fulcrum of knowledge driven society” is in a dire need of some basic infrastructures to commensurate with its continuing expansion. He therefore highlighted some of the needs to include: construction of more roads on the campus; provision of a one-off grant of N2 Billion to ease the financial burden of the university and reinforcement of the Security Patrol Network to checkmate the activities of criminal syndicates on the Shao-malete road as well as ensuring security of the institution’s satellite campuses at Osi and Ilesha Baruba.
Part of the requests was the transfer of Management of Malete Dam to Kwara State University to alleviate the problem of water shortage in the university community.
Professor Fapojuwo further pleaded for the cession of Management of Sobi Hills and Agba Dam to KWASU to shore up the university and Kwara State Government’s revenue drive and also make the State a leading tourist destination in the country.
The Director, Advancement and Linkages, Prof. Jeleel Ojuade also sought approval of the State Government in hosting a Dance Summit in partnership with Association of Dance Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria, (ADSPON) proposed to take place between 21st and 24th April, 2021 in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
While responding, Mr. Kayode urged the university to leverage on its entrepreneurial programmes to reduce the spate of unemployment among Nigerian graduates, saying the only way to have a secured future is through design of innovative inventions to solve major societal problems.
Speaking on the requests, the Deputy Governor gave assurance that the government would apply every resources within its capacity to bring institution’s demands to fruition, noting that they are central to the university’s development