The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, says the university plans to rebrand into global University through employment of more foreign nationals.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking at the interactive session and get together with international staff organized by the Center for International Education (CIE).
He said that the institution’s management would continue to do its best to inspire and motivate all staff, particularly, international scholars, in accordance with the Federal Government’s commitment to manpower development.
“I foresee a time when the rate of foreign nationals coming to work in this university will become huge just as our staff in foreign universities abroad will also become very huge,” the VC stated.
The VC, who was represented by the Deputy VC (Management Services), Prof. Bolaji Sule, said that the contributions of international staff to the growth of the university have never gone unnoticed.
“We are not unmindful of the sacrifices you are making for your career in this University that has grown to become a pride of Nigeria and Africa,” he said.
According to the VC, UNILORIN can boast of international staff members as scholars from African countries such as Ghana, Congo, Egypt, and Asian countries like Sri Lanka working side by side their Nigerian colleagues to keep the University’s flag flying.