The Kwara State University (KWASU) has been charged to break new grounds in research and innovation as one of the reasons the institution was established.
In a statement made available by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Modupe Joel the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, made this charge during a facility tour of the university main site at Malete, Kwara state.
Alabi reiterated the need to unearth hidden talents in the students through its Entrepreneurial Development Centre which he said, will help the students apply the knowledge acquired in solving problems, create businesses and prepare them for life after school.
Mr Alabi 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.
The Deputy Governor 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 Responsibilities.
Earlier, Ag Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Omololu Fafojuwo expressed the KWASU management, staff and students’ appreciation to the state government for what it’s done.
Professor 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.