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V-C makes case for African varsities’ collaboration

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin—The  Vice Chancellor,  University  of Ilorin,  Professor Is-haq   Oloyede,  has canvassed  for  the collaboration of  African Universities, Research institutes as well as the industries for better development of the continent.

Professor Oloyede,  who   stated this at the opening ceremony of the African University Day  celebrations held at the University of Ilorin  Conference Hall, also noted that it is  only through such collaboration that the necessary ingredients required for the development of the continent could  be realised .

Represented  by the Deputy Vice Chancellor,  Management Service, of the University, Professor  Albert Olayemi,  the Vice-Chancellor said  the  African University Day  is  celebrated on  12th  November of every year, stressing that  the universities are  expected  to impart knowledge  for development  in our  countries.

He  said  the essence of the  celebration  is  to  create  the awareness on the need of the universities  and other related  units  to come together to  assist each other for better development

He  said  today  in Africa,  universities  produce  graduates who  are supposed  to constitute  the man power for the industries  but that  the only issue is that the graduates lack  the required skills to operate .

He  said  based on this  gap, the industries have created  their own research units to be able  to help themselves.
He  said  the  focus  of this  year’s celebrations is to  find  a way  of   providing linkages  between  the universities,  industries  and research  institutes  for  speedy development .


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