Unilorin has not experienced strikes in 17 years – VC

Date: 2017-01-11

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, on Tuesday said the university had not experienced workers' strikes or students' unrest in the last 17 years.

The V-C stated this at an interactive session with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State.

He admitted that this was one of the reasons why the University had remained the most sought after by admission seekers for more than four years consecutively.

Ambali, however, said that the university had continued to have its fair share of challenges and "we are tackling them".

He said: "January 2017 will be the 17th year that the University of Ilorin will continue to be consistent in opening its doors to students."

The V-C recounted some of the challenges his management had faced since October 2012 when he assumed office, saying there is no road that is smooth or trouble-free.

Ambali said: "The road to heaven is not easy; you have to work for it. "If you are a Muslim, you have to pray five times daily; you have to fast and you have to, in fact, abide by the five pillars of Islam. "If you are a Christian, it has its own protocol. It is not easy to achieve what the protocol states."

The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to clarify what he called the current misinformation about changes in the costs and delays in the delivery of the PC tablets to the students.

He said: "To start with, the tablet project started four years ago when we conceived the idea to make University of Ilorin's graduates well-equipped for the challenges of the outside world which they will soon face when they leave here."

Ambali said that until sometimes in 2015, when the naira began to depreciate significantly in value, the project was smooth and trouble-free.

The V-C added that most operations in the university were digital, adding that the business of the university's Senate was paperless.

He said: "You will not see professors and senate members of the university carrying lots of pamphlets in their hands going to the senate chambers. "Unilorin was the first to start the Computer-Based Test in the country. We started it more than 10 years ago."

He said that for the university to be having a paperless Senate, having cashless environment, the teaching and learning on the campus have to be ICT-based.

He said it was heart-warming to hear laudable achievements from students of the university at their various NYSC camps and the offices where they were employed.

On the issue of accommodation, the VC said: "When we started the project about four years ago, about 3,000 out of over 30,000 students that we had were accommodated on the campus.

"The present administration under my leadership embarked on an advocacy to sell the university to friends of the University. "This was done to attract them to come and build hostels on our campus under the Federal Government’s directive of Build-Operate-and-Transfer."

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Jaigbade Alao     Kwara 2015     Vasolar Consultoria     Ajikobi     Taofik Abdulkareem Babaita     Olateju Lukman     Ishola Abdullahi     Dairo Kunle Paul     Temitope Ogunbanke     Oloyede     Babatunde Ajeigbe     Tope Daramola     Funmilayo Oniwa     Adamu Attah     Baruten     Saka Saadu     Ilorin.Info     Radio Kwara     Abdulrasheed Na'Allah     Ishaq Salman     Diagnostic Centre     Abdulfatai Salman Baakini     College Of Health     Local Government Pension Board     Abdulkadir Orire     Ope Saraki     Abdulrasheed Okiki     Cornelius Adebayo     Idofin     Oba Abdulraheem     Funmi Salau     Abdulsalam A. Yusuf     Onilorin     Ilorin South     Jebba     Irepodun     Ola Falade     Kayode Zubair     Bola Shagaya     VADA     Valsolar-Kwara Company Limited     Bamidele Adegoke Oladimeji     Yakubu Shaaba     Bolakale Ayo     Bature Bello     Kale Ayo     High Court     Abdulrazaq Adebayo     Centre For Peace And Strategic Studies     Bayo Ajia     Olaiya Zuberu     Taofeek Sanusi     Mustapha AbdulGaniyu     Oyun     Isau     Olushola Saraki     Adamu Atta     Simeon Sule Ajibola     Economic And Financial Crimes Commission     Kwara North     Bashirat Bola Bello     Ajayi Okasanmi     KWATMA     Onilu     Kayode Ibrahim     Bilikisu Gambari     Joseph Daudu     Niyi Osundare     Mohammed Lawal     Oba Sulaiman Asude     Erin-ile     Kwara Restoration Project     Segun Olawoyin     Aisha Buhari     Egbejila     Bolaji Abdullahi     Idris Garba