UNILORIN Alumni donate N25m indoor fish hatchery complex to Agric faculty

By Opeyemi Babalola The 1988 set of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, has donated Indoor Fish Hatchery Complex worth over N25 million to their alma mater. The alumni, who were from the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Faculty, commissioned the building recently to contribute to the department that produced them and motivate the students to learn. Speaking shortly after the commissioning, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, lauded the alumni body for the convenience brought upon students of the faculty through the provision…

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UNILORIN STUDENT UNION PRESS RELEASE: 100 DAYS AT HOME: WE ARE TIRED

24/05/2022 06:25pm 100 DAYS AT HOME: WE ARE TIRED It is no longer a news that today marks a 100-day that we have been at home due to the lingering ASUU strike. Recall that few weeks ago, we organized a peaceful protest in front of the University gate where we made our positions known to the Federal Government and the respective ministers hoping that the industrial action is sorted and we can continue our academics uninterrupted. Though shortly after that time, we saw the meeting facilitated and chaired by the…

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ASUU Strike: Student unionism has lost its focus, say SU leaders

By Opeyemi Babalola and Moyosore Salami As public universities have remained under lock and key for over two months, student leaders at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Waliu Opeyemi and Salahudeen Teslim respectively, chide the students’ unionism in public universities, saying the student leaders have shifted their focus from fighting for students’ cause to personal gains.  Opeyemi rates the efforts of the student leaders in the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities low.  For Teslim, he urges the student leaders across the universities to recommit themselves to…

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ASUU-FG Feud: Woes of the Sacrificial Lambs

By Stephen Opeyemi OLABODE, Public Relations Officer, University of Ilorin Students’ Union For over eight weeks, Nigerian Students in Federal and some state Universities, have stayed at home without hope of reopening their schools in sight. This is happening at a time when we are just recovering from the nightmare of COVID-19 cum ASUU strike break of 2020/2021. The serial closure of the academic environments, which is now a norm, does not just stunt the growth of the education sector , but destructive to the lives of Nigerian Students in…

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Unilorin VC urges newly-inducted medical graduates not to relocate abroad

By Moyosore Salami The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has advised the newly-inducted medical graduates of the institution against relocating abroad. Abdulkareem said they should leverage opportunities that abound in the country to provide and improve healthcare for Nigerians. The VC made the call yesterday, during the 37th induction ceremony of Batch ‘B’, 2021 medical graduands of the institution’s College of Health Sciences. He said: “there is a mounting national concern over the exodus of Nigerian medical practitioners. “Their services are greatly needed in suburban areas rather than…

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University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital performs surgery separating Siamese twins

By Opeyemi Babalola  The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State, has successfully performed surgery, separating the twins.  Announcing this development, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UITH, Prof. Abdullah Yussuf, said that the feat was achieved as a result of the commitment and determination of the 66-member team involved in the successful development. He lamented over the dearth of medical equipments across all public hospitals in the country. He said medical tourism abroad by some privileged Nigerians could be halted if the needed medical equipment were made…

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