Kwara State Government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alhaji Lanre Abdulquadr as the substantive provost, College of Nursing, Oke-Ode.
Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr Abolore Alabi made the disclosure while handing over his letter of appointment to the institution’s Chairperson, Governing Council, Hajia Mariam Ibrahim in Ilorin.
Alabi said the appointment was a welcome development as it was on merit and did not involve any form of lobbying.
He however charged the new provost to put to bare his wealth of knowledge and vast experience to reform the institution.
He directed the board of the institution to ensure that proper handing over of all things be done to the new provost within the next 48 hours.
The Chairperson, Hajia Ibrahim commended the state government for appointing the right person to the position.
According to her, the appointment was a round peg in a round hole.
She however charged the new provost to make the citadel of learning an institution to reckon with among worthy institutions.
Director, Quality Assurance at the Ministry, Elder Joseph Afolayan said the position was a litmus test for the provost and charge him to deliver well.
Elder Afolayan urged the provost to run a transparent and an all inclusive administration in the school.
In his acceptance speech, Alhaji Abdulquadri said his vision for the institution was to reform the college to be a force to reckon with.
He added that he would work on improving security of the school which was porous.
The new provost added the Institution’s library would be revamped and e-learning would be introduced in the school system.
Meanwhile the state government has approved N100 million for the renovation of the institution and another 80million is in the pipeline for accreditation.