The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Professor Muhammed Mustapaha Akanbi SAN, said arrangements have been concluded by the University to adopt a primary School in Malete as part of the Institution’s corporate responsibility to its host community.
Professor Akanbi made the pledge during the week when the Malete Community Development Association (MCDA) paid him a courtesy visit in his office.The Vice-Chancellor explained that the need to adopt the school and furnish it with teachers became necessary to ensure that the host community adequately keys into to the potentials of the University.
He disclosed that the idea was to give the children of the host community qualitative primary education in order to prepare them to compete favourably with their counterparts in other schools in the state. The Vice-Chancellor noted that the standard of that school would be raised such that the staff of the University would be proud to enroll their children in it.Professor Akanbi also promised that Malete and other neighbouring communities would feel the presence of the Institution in their domains, adding that the University would look for ways of attracting basic necessities of life to the area to make life more bearable for them.While thanking the people of Malete and its environs for their cooperation, the Vice-Chancellor pledged to be fair and just to all.Earlier in his address, the leader of the team who doubles as the Registrar of the College of Education, Ilorin, Alhaji Abiodun Ibrahim sought for a robust relationship between KWASU and Malete community and other adjourning communities.
Alhaji Ibrahim specifically appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to help facilitate the construction of Malete road, the upgrading of Malete Water Dam, improving the electricity supply in the area among other basic amenities to make life more conducive for the people of the area.Also speaking, the Magaji of Malete who spoke through, Alhaji Mustapaha Kabir, thanked the Vice-Chancellor for giving them the opportunity to meet with his appreciated him for all the programmes and projects he has planned for the people Malete Community its environs.
In his vote of thanks, Dr Salman Toyin of Department of Anatomy, University of Ilorin described the emergence of Professor Akanbi as the Vice-Chancellor of the KWASU ascommendable.