THE Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof Muhammed Mustapaha Akanbi (SAN) on Thursday convened a Virtual Senate Meeting during which two new Deputy Vice Chancellors were appointed.
The meeting was the Vice-Chancellor’s maiden Senate meeting since his emergence as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution, and was successfully held via video conferencing on account of the social distancing policy of the federal government.
Topmost on the agenda of the meeting was the appointment of two new Deputy Vice Chancellors and two internal members of the University Council.
Prof Omololu Oladele Fapojuwo of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) while Prof Sheikh Lukman of the Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences was appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).
The Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof Abiodun Amuda-Kannike (SAN) and Prof Emmanuel Ajani of Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences emerged as the internal members of the University Council.
Unveiling a five-year blueprint, the Vice Chancellor emphasized that his agenda has been carefully designed to make KWASU a world-class Institution adding that the changing of the University’s collegiate system to Faculty system was to reflect what most academic staff were trained for.
In the light of this, Professor Akanbi disclosed there are plans to introduce more innovative courses and programmes that will make graduates of KWASU creative and self-reliant after graduation.
He further stated that all General Studies (GNS) courses will henceforth permanently go online even after the lockdown while others would gradually follow suit as soon as practicable to enable students’ equal opportunity in terms of accessibility to lecture.