Kwara State University invests N600m on solar energy

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


The Kwara State University has invested the sum of six hundred million naira on Solar energy in the first phase of Solar Farm Project.


The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, said the University was determined to run on solar.


Professor Na’Allah, said that the first class electronic library, laboratories, street lights, lecture rooms and offices would be fully powered through solar.

He said the University was also working on other alternative sources of energy such as wind and bio-fuel.


On the academic and community service pursuit of the University, the Vice Chancellor said that since the commencement of academic activities in December 2009, the Institution has been enjoying stable academic calendar and had produced six sets of graduates in different academic programmes.


He appreciated the management, staff and students of the University for their passion and zeal in developing the institution of learning.


On research, Professor Na’Allah, maintained that academic researches conducted by both the staff and students are tailored towards identifying and solving community’s problems, and that the academic staff were mandated to also embark on community services all over the country to earn promotion.


According to him, the University had produced graduates who are great researchers, and entrepreneurs with the desire to compete favourably with their counterparts all over the world.


Professor Na’Allah, explained that majority of all the programmes the University’s was running had been accredited by the National Universities Commission.


He assured students of Medical Laboratory Science of accreditation of the course very soon as arrangement was in top gear to fulfil all accreditation requirements.


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