KWASU promotes 20 to Professorial Cadre
* As Varsity holds 14th matriculation ceremony
By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
The Governing Council of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has approved the promotion of 20 staff of the University to the professorial cadre.
The ratification, according to a statement by the Acting Director,
University Relations. Dr. Saeedat Aliyu, was given at the 64th
Regular Meeting of the Institution’s Governing Council which held on Thursday February 16, 2023.
Five among the 20 staff, according to the statement, attained full professorship, while the 15 others were promoted to Associate Professorship.
The newly promoted Professors, the statement added, are Professor Taibat Moji Yusuf, Agricultural Production and Resource Use; Professor Dupe Olufunke Ogunbosoye, Ruminant Nutrition; Professor Issa Abdulraheem, Business & Human Resource Management & Entrepreneurship; Professor Salih Muhammed Jum’ah Alaso, Arabic Literature & Nigerian Arabic Poetry Criticism; and, Professor Yahya Duro Uthman Hambali, Criminal Justice and Criminology.
The statement said the Associate Professors include Dr. Kayode Ayantoye, Department of Agric Economics and Extension Services;
Dr. Ade Isaac Afe, Department of Crop Production; Dr. Adeshina Fadeyibi, Department of Food & Agricultural Engineering; Dr. Adesina Mutalub Lambe, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dr. Aminu Nassir Brimah, Department of Business & Entrepreneurship; Dr. Kabiru Mustapha and Dr. Abdulrahman Sikiru Ottan, both of the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering.
Others are Dr. Ayoola Oladunke Aransi, Department of English & Linguistics; Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf, Department of Arabic & French;
Dr. Zekeri Abu, Department of Business & Entrepreneurship; Dr. Lukman Bola Abdulra’uf, Department of Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry; Dr. Jimoh Ajadi, Department of Geology & Mineral Science; Dr. Henry Sawyer, Department of Environmental Health Science; and, Dr. Majekodunmi Rachael Adedayo and Dr. Adeyinka Elizabeth Ajiboye both of the Department of Microbiology.
Meanwhile, 9,800 newly admitted students have been formally absorbed into the University for the 2022/2023 academic session during the 14th Matriculation Ceremony of the Institution which held on Friday February 17, 2023.
In his Matriculation address, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, assured the new students that they would receive world class education in the institution, urging them to make the best of the golden opportunity that the school has given them.
Professor Jimoh admonished the students against involvement in social vices and other civil disturbances, saying the University has zero tolerance for indiscipline.