The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has pledged to help the Kwara State University (KWASU) realise its potentials as a 21st century university.
The Governor of the state, who is also the Visitor to the Kwara State University (KWASU) made the pledge over the weekend at the 7th Convocation ceremony of the university.
The state Governor, who was duly represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, said KWASU is helping in redrawing the map of the country gradually.
“Kwasu has brought our state to national and global reckoning and it is heart-warming to note that the institution is indeed punching above its weight in the way it has quickly established itself.
“The institution is a centre of academic innovation and excellence within just ten years of its founding. The institution is indeed proving to be the university for community development with recent news coming from the institution which including a recent N21 million grant to one of its professors to develop a drone to monitor oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
“I therefore congratulate the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah and his team for their wonderful performance in spite of the meagre resources available to them,” the Governor stated.
Report revealed that 1,196 graduating students were awarded degrees, out of which 25 bagged First Class, 592 graduated with Second Class Upper, 533 graduated with Second Class Lower and 46 graduated with Third Class.