At the Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre, the Vice-Chancellor commended the efforts of the Centre on the COBES programme, which he said should be the future of the students after their programmes in the University.

Prof. Ambali, who said that graduates of the University are expected to be employers of labour, stressed the need for additional preparation to achieve the set target for the Centre.

He also urged the Centre to hunt for professionals with degrees in entrepreneurship and also bring in students of the University irrespective of their courses of study to relief the Centre of its current challenges.

While hoping that the Centre’s programme would be more practical, the Vice-Chancellor advised the staff to transfer the knowledge acquired to students who have been voluntarily partaking in the Centre’s programmes.

At the Apiary Unit, where pure honey is produced for public consumption, the Vice-Chancellor commended the staff for projecting the University image and increasing its internally generated revenue. He then assured that the authority would look into the Unit’s requests, especially the one on registration with NAFDAC.

At the Centre for Affiliated Studies, the Director of the Centre, Dr. I. A. Abubakar, disclosed that many institutions had shown interest in the Centre through request for formal affiliation with the University. He then called for the upgrading of the Centre.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor said that the Centre is the link between the University and other affiliated institutions and urged the Centre to continue monitoring the affiliated colleges for proper collaboration.                

Other units visited by the Vice-Chancellor’s train included the University  Sport  Unit; Gymnasium Centre, Centre for Continuing Education; Unilorin Resources Development and Management Board(URDMB); Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC); Male and Female Hostels; Centre for Supportive Services for the Deaf; the Central Research Laboratory; and the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS). 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the student union executive for its constructive advices to management.

Prof. Ambali, who gave the commendation last Thursday when he visited the Student Union Building in continuation of his tour of the various units and departments of the University, said the management would look into the advice of the student leaders on the issue of student identification.

He commended the Union for its role in the development of the University, adding that the University is a training ground for leaders that are humane and affirmed that the Student Union leadership has demonstrated such.

Noting that the relationship between the Student Union and the University authority is to serve as checks and balances, the Vice-Chancellor however reminded the students that the University does not tolerate vices or condone social menace such as cultism.

Welcoming the Vice-Chancellor and members of the entourage earlier, the Student Union President, Mr. Abdulmalik Aremu, reminded the Vice-Chancellor of the Union’s earlier requests, which included security, and urged the authority to urgently change the identification system for the University’s new intakes.

At the Student Affairs Unit, the Vice-Chancellor and his entourage were hosted amidst praises and prayers by staff of the Unit for the rice gifts given to them recently. The Dean of the Unit, Prof. A. O. Omotesho, who also in his opening remarks, commended the University authority, pleaded for more tools and other needs that would make the Unit staff perform better.

Prof. Omotesho, who said that the staff have been hard working and committed, urged the authority to speedily consider the request of the Unit, which he said is the first port of call of all academic visitors to the University.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor also commended the Dean for upholding the tenets of the Unit to address students’ needs, adding that the unit is the actual University.

“Your domain is actually the University. Without the people the unit is managing, all of us won’t be here. We are all here because of the students and all other things we are doing are just supportive activities to our