98 bag first class, as KWASU VC makes case for restoration of subvention

By Abdulrasheed Akogun

A total of 98 out of the 6,620 graduating students of the Kwara State University, Malete bagged first class degrees in their various fields of study.

This much was disclosed by the Institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed Akanbi (SAN) at the combined convocation ceremony held at the Institution’s convocation arena.

Akanbi while giving the statistical breakdown of the graduating students said “This is a combined convocation ceremony for the graduating sets of 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 with 3864 and 2756 students respectively.

“I am happy to inform this gathering that the University is graduating 98 first class students at this convocation comprising of 47 and 51 for the two academic sessions respectively” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University, Malete Prof. Mohammed Akanji has made a passionate plea to the institution’s visitor to restore payment of periodic subvention to the school, stressing that the school is finding it hard to survive.

Akanbi said “Prior to my appointment as Vice-Chancellor, the University was run with self-generated funds and loans from banks. However, we have tried to be very prudent in our expenditures. We have also refrained from borrowing and trying to offset inherited debts accrued from the payment of salaries and other operating costs.

“…we respectfully appeal to our proprietor, the Kwara State government to immediately restore our monthly subvention and not leave us to continue to struggle in providing such crucial service to humanity “ he added


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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