Support Researchers to make Universities Great — Unilorin VC

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Prof Sulyman Age Abdulkareem has stressed the need to support researchers to make University sound and look great

Prof Age made the call during his exist ceremony as the 10th Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin and the public presentation of a documentary book on the tenure and achievements of the 10th Vice Chancellor entitled ‘footprints of a giant’ by Mr Kunle Akogun

Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem who reinterated the need to support researchers to make Universities great said “We need to encourage researchers so that they can bring good names to University, We have to support Researchers to make University sound and look great”

Prof Abdulkareem was however, described as hard-working, trust worthy, intellectual faithful honest from well wisher, stakeholders the management of the University amongst others

Meanwhile, the Author of the book, Mr Kunle Akogun, who said that the book carefully chronicles the achievements of Abdulkareem, during his five-year tenure, itemises the several honours and laurels, which the multiple award-winning Professor of Chemical Engineering earned for himself and the University in the course of his stewardship.

Akogun, who is also the Director of the Corporate Affairs Department of the University, stated that the book project, known as the UNILORIN leadership series began in 2017 with the first book on the tenure of the 9th Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali.

He also congratulated Abdulkareem on the successful completion of his tenure, adding that the book was written in his honour.

This book, which was conceived as a parting gift to the outgoing Vice Chancellor from the Directorate of Corporate Affairs, will be a worthy and invaluable reference material.

“Especially for those who are interested in having a bird’s eye view of the comprehensive story of the University of Ilorin, with particular reference to its specific strides between 2017 and 2022.

“So many people, each in their various ways, have contributed to making this book project a reality. And I am greatly indebted to them all,” he said.

Speaking further, the President of Students Government (SUG) Mr Taofeek Omoluabi,
of the University applauded the vice chancellor adding he operates No-door policy.

He said that Abdulkareem is ever ready to meet with the students body and eager to solve their issues.

In his book review, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Premium Times, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi, who described Abdulkareem as brilliant and versatile man right from his secondary school days said the Vice Chancellor is reknowned for his consistency which he said is central to his character.

“He hates cheating and oppression and strives to protect people in need,” he said.

Olorunyomi also noted that Abdulkareem is committed to his faith, and is modern, adding that he however questions some things in the West.

In his reaction, Prof Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin expressed delight and gratitude to the management and well-wishers, for the honour bestowed on him.

He added that staffs of the institution have exhibited hard work and support during his tenure, while commending Akogun for the honour of writing the book.

“The University has such versatile and wonderful people, who are dedicated to duty, ” he said.

The book which also displayed Prof. Abdulkareem’s exemplary leadership quality both in his career and in the administration of the University since he became the Institution’s Vice Chancellor was written by the Director of Corporate Affairs Unit, Mr. Kunle Akogun.

Prof. Abdulkareem has been an erudite scholar who has contributed in no small ways to the general development of the University.

The institution’s Registrar, Dr. Fola M. Olowoleni with the Publisher and Editor in-Chief of Premium Times Newspaper, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi reviewed the book and commended all the erudite scholars who gave testimonies about the achievements of the exiting Vice Chancellor
UNILORIN 2017-2022),

It would be recalled that
University of Ilorin had recently announced Professor Wahab Egbewole as its next Vice Chancellor.

Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole was nominated by the Governing Council of the institution to succeed Professor Abdulkarim Age , whose tenure ends on October 15, 2022