Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdufatah Ahmed has approved the constitution of a visitation panel to the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete to look into the affairs of the institution and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), AlhajiIsiaka Gold, who announced this in a statement on Friday, said the visitation panel is to ensure efficient and effective fulfilment of the objectives of the university as spelt out in the law establishing it.
Alhaji Gold stated that the panel is made of tested academics, technocrats and bureaucrats who according to him were considered across board with due recognition paid to experience clout, integrity and ability.
The terms of reference of the panel, amongst others, include to examine the areas of comparative advantage enjoyed by the university and advise on ways to make it second to none in those academic fields.
It will also examine the staffing position of the school in relation to student population and financial ability to pay staff entitlements; assess fund management in relation to available resources; examine the relevance of courses being offered; explore the possibility of running the institution without requesting for increase in subvention, and take the census of the staff and students.
The panel is also expected to make any other advice or recommendation that will assist the state government in making the institution self-reliant.
The seven-man Visitation Panel has Professor Saka Nuhu as the Chairman, Dr S. O. Ajayi, Mustapha Hussain Olarewaju, Mr S. A. Musa, Mr O. J. Fabiyi, Mr H.A. Gegele are members, while MrA. M. Odetokun is the secretary. The panel has three weeks to submit its report.