The Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, has advised universities across the country to expose their students to foreign and local collaborations and workshops to enable them to learn from experts.
The VC gave the urge at a worhshop organised by the Carnegie African Diaspora Programme in collaboration with the Centre for Oral Traditions in Africa (COTA); Centre for Ilorin Manuscript and Culture; School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management; and Department of Religious, History and Documentation Methodologies which was held at the institution’s International Conference Centre.
The workshop was solely on oral history and documentation methodology.
Prof. Na’Allah, who stated that such exposure would further bring progress and development to the society and wmpower the students to be self-reliant, added that the programme would be intellectually resourceful to develop ways of transforming the society.
He also added by saying that such exposures would also avail the students with information about international scholarships like the Carnegie African Diaspora Programme.
Also speaking at the workshop, the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, Prof. Bala Saho, from the University of Oklahoma, USA, who is also a Visiting professor to KWASU, urged Africans to value their cultures and traditions in order not to lose their identities as people.
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