Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, stated that only Education and Knowledge can put Nigeria in its rightful place globally.
Prof. Na’Allah stated this on Saturday at the KWASU International Conference Centre during his valedictory news briefing as the university’s outgoing Vice Chancellor.
The outgoing VC made it known that the country needed knowledge and solutions which Nigerian universities could proffer to existing problems to progress positively.
According to him, it was high time Nigerian universities lived up to the expectations of proffering soultions to problems.
“Education is the only means to place our nation where it should be and this is what our universities are established for. They should be able, through their research, to find solutions to the numerous problems confronting us as a nation” Prof. Na’Allah stated.
The outgoing VC also added by saying that it was in line with finding solutions to Nigeria’s problems that KWASU decided not to walk but to fly when it was established ten years ago.
“We started as a baby 10 years ago, but we didn’t walk, nor run. We were flying because we want to catch up, since we discovered that Nigeria is lagging behind in so many ways.
“We started different programmes that can make us unique and at the same time ba a solution to Nigeria’s problems through our research.
“We are the first and only university offering Aeronautical Engineering in Nigeria and, with this course, we have already won a Federal Government grant of N21 million to develop drones to fight pipeline vandalism.
“Also, we offer entrepreneurship course that is compulsory for all students, because we wanted our products to hit the ground running in creating wealth once they graduate from school. These are some of the courses we do because KWASU sees itself as a solution university,” Prof. Na’Allah stated.
According to findings by campusbiz, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah is the pioneer Vice Chancellor of KWASU. He was appointed since the university’s establishment in 2009 and will complete his two-term tenure of ten years by the end of July, 2019.