By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin
The deputy governor of Kwara state, Mr Kayode Alabi, has charged the state university, Kwara State University (KWASU) to break new grounds in research and innovation, this being one of the reasons the institution was established.
In a statement made available by his chief press secretary, Modupe Joel, Alabi, reiterated the need to unearth hidden talents in the students through its Entrepreneurial Development Centre which he said, would help the students apply the knowledge acquired in solving problems, create businesses and prepare them for life after school.
The deputy governor lauded KWASU’s initiative in diversifying for revenue generation by proposing to harness some natural resources in the state to boost tourism and revenue in the state.
He also charged the university management to liaise with corporate bodies to attract investment into the institution’s innovative business ideas and support through corporate social responsibility activities.
Earlier, the acting vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Omololu Fafojuwo, expressed the university management, staff and students’ appreciation to the state government for what it’s done.
Fafojuwo solicited government’s support on the institute’s proposed tourist sites to boost the institution and the state’s tourism and revenue generation.
The acting VC also solicited the support and approval of the state government for KWASU to host a Dance Summit with the theme “Unlocking the Lockdown through our Dances” in collaboration with the state government and Association of Dance Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria (ADSPON) that is coming up in April. Mr Alabi also visited the Art Gallery, Malete Dam and the institute’s Solar Farm.