‘Paucity of funds limit groundbreaking researches’
The vice chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi (SAN) said he has begun moves to reposition the institution through the introduction of best practices in academic culture, robust staff welfare programmes, impactful community development initiatives, and sellable academic programmes.
Akanbi who newly took over the headship of the university from Prof Sakah Mahmud urged the staff and students of the school to join hands with him in his efforts to move the university to greater heights.
He added that all his aspirations could only be achieved with the cooperation and support of the staff and entire stakeholders.
Prof Akanbi promised prompt consolidation of the legacies of his predecessors, as he assumed office under a serene condition.
He lauded the pioneer vice chancellor of the university, Prof Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah, for laying a solid foundation for the institution, saying that his pioneering contributions to KWASU would not be forgotten in a hurry.
The don also commended the immediate acting vice chancellor for contributing to the progress and development of the university within the period he led the institution.
Prof Mahmud welcomed the new vice chancellor and promised to work with him in moving KWASU forward.
He identified funding as the major challenge confronting the institution, saying that paucity of funds limit groundbreaking researches that will not only enhance quality teaching and learning, but also improve the school’s internally generated revenue (IGR).