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We’ve installed CCTV in Unilorin to prevent breach of peace – VC

Sulaiman Age Abdulkareem, a professor of engineering and vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the university has devised innovative security system in form of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) within the premises to prevent a possible breach of peace and fight insecurity on campus.

The vice-chancellor also requested the government at all levels to invest more in teaching, learning and research if Nigeria must have a better education that will have impacts on socio-economic development.

Abdulkareem, who stated this in Ilorin at the annual Iftar (Ramadan breaking of fast) with select journalists, called for improved funding of the institution, especially institutions of higher learning.

He said funding has been a major challenge of the university, adding that although with the help of God and support from relevant stakeholders, the university has done well in spite of COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn that have affected all spares of life.

Giving account of his stewardship in the last two years, the vice-chancellor noted that the University of Ilorin had recorded remarkable achievements in several areas.

He added that the investments so far made in the University include promotion of more Professors, double internet facilities, construction of more unit of buildings across campus, provision of coaster buses, training of 170 staff, construction of 36 modern toilets across the university, among others.

Abdulkareem stated that the institution won N150 million from JAMB which would be used to construct roads on campus and another N25 million for having the highest number of international students.

“We are trying our best to ensure that the university maintain standards and make environment conducive for our students. The university intends to make headway in the Distance Learning Programme due to limited space for physical presence, so that the institution can carry as many students as possible,” he said.

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