Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN, has called on the staff of the Institution to be committed towards making KWASU a world class Institution.
Professor Akanbi, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the four-day retreat , themed “The Making of a World Class University: KWASU’s strategic plan 2022-2027,”organized for institution’s top management staff, maintained that all hands must be on deck to make the turning of the institution into a renowned citadel of learning a reality.
According to him, the retreat presented an opportunity for all to brainstorm on ideas and ways to move KWASU to greater heights.
“This retreat is expected to provide the needed opportunity for us to discuss and brainstorm on the emerging challenges arising from the dynamic operating environment in the face of the new normal occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, financial constraints and most importantly, the constantly evolving economic, technological and societal demands of a young but flying University like ours.”
He, therefore, charged the staff to be proactive and hardworking stressing that the institution is relying on the staff to provide answers to some challenging developmental questions and put her on the path of desired progress for the next 5 years.
“It is my sincere hope that this retreat will serve as a telescopic projection into the future and together, we are going to make an introspective examination of our priorities and policies and find ways to improve the KWASU brand as a World Class University.”
The university don reiterated that effective implementation of strategies expected to emanate from the retreat would require the dedication and commitment of staff and the supports of the school management. Akanbi stated that the work before staff calls for rigour, vigour, predictability, innovation, adaptation, determination, and precision and he has no doubt that everyone would give their best towards actualising the status of a world class university.
The retreat which was held at the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM) was attended by Principal Officers of the Institution, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, Directors of Centres and members of staff of KWASU.