The Vice Chnacellor of the Kwara state University, KWASU, has said that plans are on by the Kwara State University, Malete, to train world class pilots, with a view to enhancing the nationa’s aviation section.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, disclosed this while speaking on a live radio programme, monitored in Ilorin.
He said the company would develop, produce and distribute locally produced solar system materials as replacements to foreign ones, all with the aim of addressing the deplorable state of electricity supply in the country.
Na’Allah’ who noted that the institution would not rest on its oars to be the pioneer of remarkable feats in the country, added that its department of Aeronautics and Astronautic Engineering, the first in the country will continue to collaborate with the international Aviation College, Ilorin, to make the nation’s airspace safer.
“At the Kwara State University, Malete, we are training our students in Aeronautics and Astronautic engineering, for them to become future pilots and engineers of this nation. We exposed them to trainings, practically and theoretically. We are in partnership with the International Aviation College in Kwara State where they acquire the practical skills”, he said.
He maintained that efforts were being made at achieving full accreditation for the institution’s engineering and agricultural faculties with the aim of contributing immensely to the nation’s technological and economic advancement.
Speaking on entrepreneurial development, the KWASU boss restated that the institution has taken a bold step to mobilize top executives of tertiary institutions in the country to key into the initiative in order to position students for self reliance and reduce over dependence on white collar jobs.
He emphasised that concerted efforts were being put in place to ensure the sustainability of its entrepreneurship programmes.
The Vice Chancellor also stressed the need for rural community development as a means to enhancing economic growth and reducing rural poverty.
According to him, the mobilization of rural community dwellers for community emancipation remained key towards mitigating rural-urban drift, while also giving room for local initiatives that would boost the nation’s development.
Na’Allah acknowledged the support of the state government in positioning the school for world class standard, noting that in no time, post graduate degree programmes would commence fully in the university.
The vice-chancellor added that plans were underway to establish a radio and television community station to reach out to the immediate community.
He said “We have submitted application for both radio and television license. As a University for community development, it will be a community radio and television and will serve as a training ground to our students. We believe as a University, our goal is to champion our community, therefore, the radio and television stations will benefit our immediate communities”