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University Of Ilorin Promotes 48 Academics To Professors

Management of University of Ilorin have announced the promotion of 48 of its academic staff members to the rank of professors.
The university, in a bulletin today, December 4, said that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Wahab Egbewole, made this known at a meeting he held with the new professors at the university.
Egbewole said that 59 others were also elevated to the rank of associate professors in the latest promotion exercise by the institution.
The vice-chancellor, who is also the Secretary-General of Association of West African Universities (AWAU), said that the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, had approved the request of the university’s Appointments and Promotion Committee.
He said that this culminated in the promotion of the new professors from their previous positions of readers/associate professors.
Egbewole said that the approval of the minister was necessitated by the absence of a properly-constituted Governing Council for the university, which ought to have discharged the responsibility.
He congratulated the new professors for attaining the peak of their careers, even as he expressed confidence in their dignity and competence.
The vice-chancellor said that the promotions were meritorious and well-deserved, even as he commended their dedication to the achievement of the institution’s corporate objectives through quality teaching, meaningful research and impactful community services.
He encouraged the newly-promoted dons not to rest on their oars, but work harder on their responsibilities so as to justify the confidence reposed in them by the authorities of the university and the society at large.
Speaking earlier, the Registrar, Mr Mansur Alfanla, congratulated the new professors on their promotion to the pinnacle of the teaching career.
Responding on behalf of the newly-promoted professors, Professor Jaiye Opadiji, of the Department of Computer Engineering, expressed profound gratitude to the vice-chancellor and the management for their consistent support which culminated in the attaining the peak of their career.
He pledged their determination to intensify efforts toward advancing the university’s academic excellence and overall success.
Source: NAN.

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