The Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Engr Abdul Mohammed has charged the director, institute of technology to braze up for the production of solar panels to enhance solar technological installations on the campus.
The Rector made this charge when fielding questions from our correspondent during a press marking his one year in office and as well rendering his stewardship as the head of the institution.
He explained that the look of the campus warranted him to seek a solar street lighting solution to the streets of the campus.
Engr Abdul Mohammed also disclosed the institutions plan to increase its internally generated revenue by establishing business to guarantee more income for the institution pending when the statutory subvention from the state government will be restored.
As part of this drive, the institution is floating Microfinance Bank to meet the banking needs of Kwarapoly community and also as a means of investment to boost the institutions internally generated revenue.
“We have taken all necessary steps towards the take off of the project.
“We have opened an account with a parent bank for the MBF, and at present, our proposals are before the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) awaiting final registration and approval” the Rector said.
The Rector also said the school will start a bottle water factory, revive its sachet water projectstated of the management’s resolve to establish a factory to start the production of bottled water, which he said has reached a very advanced stage.
He explained that the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2020.
“When it is in full operation, it is expected to boost the Polytechnic revenue generation and stand a pride of the institution” He added.
According to the Rector “in attending to the needs of the students in the lecture rooms, we bought new chairs and tables from little savings we realized from NIPOGA budget up to 255 pieces and this had help in solving issue of inadequacy of those materials”
He listed some of his landmark achievements since he assumed office which includes the renovation of staff quarters which he said was leaking due to age and longtime neglect, renovation of some offices, laboratories and toilets adding that his administration also restored water in the school campus.