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Redeemer’s varsity clinches UNIDO-NQIP ‘National Quality Gold Award’

By Ujunwa Atueyi
21 December 2017   |   2:14 am
Redeemer’s University (RUN), Ede, Osun State, has emerged the overall winner of the maiden edition of the highly coveted industrial gold award (level three, category A) of the National Quality Awards organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with European Union and other international development partners. It was a great excitement for…

Prof. Debo Adeyewa, Vice Chancellor of Redeemer’s University (RUN), Ede, Osun State.

Redeemer’s University (RUN), Ede, Osun State, has emerged the overall winner of the maiden edition of the highly coveted industrial gold award (level three, category A) of the National Quality Awards organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with European Union and other international development partners.

It was a great excitement for the school as the Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO, National Quality Infrastructure Project (NQIP), Dr. Shaukar Malik Hussain, announced the RUN as the winner of the strategic category.

Friends of the university including representatives of the National Universities Commission (NUC), heartily celebrated with the institution for being the only university that made it to the podium.

Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Debo Adeyewa, who received the award on behalf of the school, said the feat has justified the university’s huge investment in e-administration, sound quality assurance and state-of-the-art equipment enabling the university to have the competitive edge.

He said that the university had structured its internal processes and systems in line with international best practices and that it was heartwarming that the university was able to outperform other contestants.

He dedicated the award to the “Great Redeemer of Redeemer’s University” for the enabling grace and also the institution’s internal stakeholders for their outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the university.

The vice-chancellor further noted that excellence is not just an idea but has become the overall philosophy and the culture of members of staff in carrying out their assignments.

“The university emerged through a rigorous quality management audit system based on globally acclaimed best practices in line with International Standard Organization’s criteria.

“For organisations to compete at the level three, category A, in which RUN emerged as winner they must have implemented a quality approach and conducted an internal quality management system audit and also have a large staff strength that exceeds 100 employees.

“Such organisations went through several rigorous rounds of assessments based on a set of criteria derived from the standards issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation,” he said.