Kwara gov establishes student support fund
Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has established a N10 million Student Support Fund in the faculties of Physical Sciences and Life Sciences at his alma mater, the University of Ilorin.
Governor Ahmed who announced this at the 40th anniversary and 31st convocation ceremony of the university,saidtheFundwould giveN100,000eachto20 indigent students of the two faculties every year.
He expressed hope that the support fund expected to start from 2015/2016 academic year would encourage indigent students and expand access to quality higher education that the University of Ilorin provides.
The governor charged the university to engage in indigenous and innovative researches that will address socio-economic problems confronting Nigeria.
‘‘Such an approach will put the university in the global network of research leading institutions as well as put the country on the list of technologically driven countries. I recommend greater synergy between the academia and the private sector for viable researches in areas relevant to the economic and technological aspirations of our country’’, he said.