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Unilorin hosts 13 NUSSA games Sept 21 By Temitope Omoniyi
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulkareem
Abdulkareem cautions against indiscriminate tree-felling By Olusegun Olukayode and Olusola Hammed
he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has encouraged Nigerians to make use of modern ways of cooking, either domestic or industrial, as against the use of charcoal, which, he said, could lead to deforestation as a result of indiscriminate felling of economic trees . Prof. Abdulkareem made the call penultimate Friday (July 28, 2018) at a sensitisation programme organised by the University of Ilorin in conjunction with the Regional Centre for Expertise on Education (RCE) for Sustainable Development, Ilorin in Bode Saadu, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State. . (Contd. on page 4)
ll is set for the 13th edition of the Nigerian Universities Staff Sports Association (NUSSA) Games flagging off at the Unilorin Main Stadium Complex on Friday, September 21, 2018. NUSSA was established in 1980 to serve as an avenue for social interaction and exchange of ideas among various categories of staff in Nigerian universities. Already, the 23-member Local Organising Committee set up by the ViceChancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has swung into action towards ensuring a hitch-free hosting of the event by the University.
HIGHLIGHTS Unilorin Warriors, ABU Nobles clash in new varsities' football league p.2 Abdulkareem hails University School's rising profile p.5 Unilorin don among 100 leading telecoms gurus p.5 Encomiums, as Abimbola bows out p.6 Celebrate leaders only after their tenure… Prof. Salman p.6 More tributes for 'Mallam Hashir’ p.7 Unilorin doctoral student wins FEF award p.8 Unilorin Weekly Financial Digest p.9 The Alma Mater: Blood moon, human eclipse 12
Students must be treated with utmost respect --- Olowoleni By Olusegun Mokuolu
he Registrar of the University of Ilorin, Dr. (Mrs.) F. M. Olowoleni, has called on secretariat staff in the University to treat students with courtesy and respect because they are the main reason for the establishment of the University. Dr. Olowoleni, who made the call penultimate Friday (July 27, 2018) during an interactive session with all the Secretaries and Secretariat Assistants in the University, urged the secretariat
personnel to raise the bar of their performances in order to move the University to greater heights. T h e R e g i s t r a r, w h o expressed her appreciation to the secretaries for their services, pleaded with them to exercise patience with students and be professional in the discharge of their duties. She pointed out that good human relationship with the students would go a long way to boosting the image of the University.. (Contd. on page 3)
Dr. L. A. Azeez (Chairman), Dr. S. B. Olajide, Dr. M. A. Adedimeji, Dr. (Mrs.) F. R. Aliyu -Ibrahim, Dr. (Mrs.) R. A. Adimula, K. I. Akogun (Secretary)
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L-R: The immediate past Dean of the Faculty of The new Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Education, Prof. N. B. Oyedeji; the Deputy ViceUniversity of Ilorin, Prof. T. Adedoyin (4th Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. B. F. Sule; left)congratulating the immediate past Provost, Prof. rd and the new Dean of the Faculty, Prof. (Mrs.) M. F. W. B. R. Johnson (3 right), during a send-forth for Salman, during the hand-over ceremony last Tuesday Prof. Johnson last Wednesday while other members of the current administration of the College and Mrs. Johnson (2nd right) look on
Prof. Johnson delivering his valedictory address during the send-forth last Wednesday
Dr. Nasir Faruk of the Department of Telecommunications Science, who was recently recognised as one of the 100 leading ICT personalities in the country (right), presenting his certificate of recognition to the Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, Dr. R. G. Jimoh (left)
Unilorin Warriors, ABU Nobles clash in new varsities' football league By Temitope Omoniyi
he Unilorin Warriors are set to play their first Home game against Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Nobles in the newly introduced Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL). The game will be played at the Unilorin Main Stadium this Wednesday (August 8, 2018) by 4.00p.m. In a chat with Unilorin Bulletin, the Media Officer of PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, organisers of the Sports League, Mr. Femi Isaac, said, "The Higher Institutions Football League is an annual football competition organised to engage and showcase exciting sporting talents that we
know are in Nigeria's biggest and best tertiary institutions". I s a a c , a M a s s Communication graduate of the University of Ilorin, added that the game is meant to compliment the National Universities Games Association (NUGA) Games and not to eliminate it. He added that HiSL will add other sports like athletics, basketball, and volleyball, among other sports in the future. Other 4.00p.m games on Wednesday will see UI Pioneers hosting OAU Giants at the New Stadium, University of Ibadan. UAM Tillers of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi,
will take a trip to Maiduguri to tackle UNIMAID Desert Warriors at the UNIMAID Sport Complex. In a South-South derby, Uniport Sharks will entertain DELSU Titans at the Sport Centre, University of Port Harcourt. In the first round of matches played last Wednesday (August 1, 2018), UNILAG Marines settled for a 1-1 draw against UNIBEN Royals. BUK Stallions pipped UDU Sultans by a lone goal while Unijos H i g h l a n d e r s f o r c e d AT B U Bravehearts to a goalless draw at the ATBU Stadium. UNN Lions fell 0-1 at home to UNICAL Malabites.
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Unilorin hosts 13th NUSSA games Sept 21
(Contd. from front page) The Committee, headed by Prof. U. B. Eke, has set up about 14 Sub-Committees for the proper organisation of the games. They include Finance SubCommittee, headed by Prof. Eke; Technical Sub-Committee, headed by Prof. A. A. Adesoye; Facility SubCommittee, headed by Prof. O. O. Obiyemi; Security Sub-Committee, headed by Mr. I. M. Tijani; Environmental Sub-Committee, headed by Prof. Sanusi; Accreditation Sub-Committee, headed by Prof. Bisi Onasanya; Accommodation Sub-Committee, headed by Prof. L. A. Ajibade; and Health Sub-Committee, headed by Dr. Rasheed Odunola. Others are Feeding SubCommittee, headed by Prof. Y. Karim; Ceremonial Sub-Committee, headed by Prof. A. A. Adeoye; Marketing Sub-Committee, headed by Mr. B. S. Baba; Publicity SubCommittee, headed by Mr. Kunle Akogun; Secretariat Sub-Committee, headed by Mr. A. O. Kuranga; and Stores Sub-Committee, headed by Mrs. N. Ahmed. Also, the Registrar of the University of Ilorin, Dr. (Mrs.) Folaranmi Modupe Olowoleni, has
formally written to her counterpart Registrars of other Nigerian universities to formally intimate them with the grand plans of the University for the event. In the letter dated July 23, 2018, a copy of which was obtained by Unilorin Bulletin, Dr. Olowoleni sought the support and participation of the universities in the games. The Registrar wrote, “I wish to respectfully solicit your support and your University's participation in the Games'', adding that “as a means of demonstrating your solidarity and support for the games, Vice-Chancellors are enjoined to send goodwill messages for the games''. Each participating university is expected to prepare and submit a list of staff participating and accompanying officials in hard and soft copies ahead of the games. The Registrar also stated that universities are expected to prepare and submit “list of events entered for participation in hard and soft copies; payment of 2017, 2018 annual dues and registration fee of N50, 000 for each year to be paid into NUSSA Bank Account Number 0028025023 at Access Bank.
The approved events to be competed for during the games include Football (Male), Basketball ( M a l e / F e m a l e ) , Vo l l e y b a l l ( M a l e / F e m a l e ) , Te n n i s (Male/Female), Table Tennis (Male/Female), and Badminton (Male/Female). Others include Chess (Male/Female), Scrabble (Male/Female), Darts (Male/Female), Swimming (Male/Female), Squash (Male/Female), Golf (Male) and Ayo (Male). In Athletics, the following events are to be competed for: 100 metres (Male/Female) , 200 metres (Male/Female), 400 metres (Male/Female), 800 metres (Male/Female) , 1,500 metres (Male/Female), 4 x 400 metres (Male/Female) , 4 x 100 metres (Male/Female), Discuss (Male/Female), Javelin (Male/Female), Shot-put (Male/Female) and Long Jump (Male/Female). Principal Officers of Nigerian Universities are also to participate in walking event. The event will come to an end on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Students must be treated with utmost respect --- Olowoleni (Contd. from front page) “You are not working for the Registrar, you are working for the system and I am working for you”, Dr. Olowoleni told the secretariat staff, saying, “If I fail you fail and if you fail I fail. You have a moral responsibility as parents to ensure that our students are well-attended to and respected”. The Registrar explained that the recent posting of Secretaries and Secretariat Assistants was done in line with the professional guideline
and not out of malice. Dr. Olowoleni also took time to clarify the differences in the job schedule of administrative and secretariat staff, promising that such an interactive session would be coming up every session. She said, “You have been doing wonderfully well. We want you to raise the bar and that is why I have called for this interactive session”.
The Registrar promised that every staff would be supported to progress in their chosen carrier, noting that doors are opened for the non-teaching staff that are interested in assessing TETFund for further training and development. The Secretaries and Secretariat Assistants later took turn to ask questions which were all answered accordingly by the Registrar.
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Abdulkareem cautions against indiscriminate tree-felling (Contd. from front page) RCE is a unique global development initiative of the United Nations facilitated through the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented at the event by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Noah Oyedeji, stated that using modern ways of cooking like cooking gas, electric cooker and kerosene stove for either industrial or domestic cooking will prevent and stop the indiscriminate cutting of economic trees in the forest. Prof. Abdulkareem noted that trees are of immense benefits to the country if well taken-care of, pointing out that it will make the environment more conducive and contribute greatly to the nation's economic development. The Vice-Chancellor called for more enlightenment programmes to sensitise the general public, especially the people living in rural areas, to desist from cutting economic trees for charcoal. In his own address, the Focal Person of the REC-Ilorin, Prof. Albert Olayemi, said that the aim of the sensitisation outreach is to discuss ideas, problems and issues in the charcoal sector in Kwara State and Nigeria in general. Prof. Olayemi explained that the programme specifically aimed at finding out the options for those whose livelihood will be affected by the ban on charcoal production as well as identifying the follow-up actions with the policy makers. He said it will also allow the participants to agree on a list of what the issues are and suggest possible solutions on the way out. In his lecture, entitled “Narratives on Charcoal Production: Its Socio/Economic/Environmental Dimensions”, Dr. Tajudeen Okekunle Amusa of the Department of Forest
Prof. Olayemi Resources Management, University of Ilorin, contended that harvesting wood for charcoal production results in deforestation leading to the disappearance of valuable trees including shea-butter and locustbeans trees. Dr. Amusa said, “Charcoal production uses more wood than direct fuel-wood consumption, about 4-6 times higher”, pointing out that the “traditional earth kiln production technique is fraught with very low conversion efficiency (about 23% conversion efficiency)”. The don listed the disadvantages of charcoal production to include lost of animal diversity in many communities owing to indiscriminate removal of vegetation cover that serves as their habitat; and physical and general health dangers faced by charcoal producers when harvesting charcoal from the earth. Dr. Amusa said, “There are reported cases of people being burnt either in the leg or hands when removing logs and other waste from the hot heaps of coal buried in the earth because sometimes they mistakenly slip into coal where they stand to do it. “The smoke from the charcoal production also makes the skin itch and causes chest pain during and after the burning. Fumes exuding from the carbonized wet-wood are also poisonous as well as irritating to the eyes. Other health impacts include
irritation such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, tearing in the eyes, fatigue and body aches”. According to Dr. Amusa, “there are also emerging social issues when loggers from other parts of the country settle in an area to carry out charcoal production. Some of the activities of these settlers have constituted security threats, forced marriages, incidence of HIV/AIDS and in some cases exploitation of the vulnerable within the immediate society”. In his goodwill message, an Associate Professor and the Acting Head of Mass Communication Department at the University of I l o r i n , D r. A z e e z L u k m a n , commended the RCE for the sensitisation programme on the production of charcoal in the country and its adverse effects on the economic and social lives of the citizens. Dr. Azeez then urged REC to produce documentaries that will be played on radio and television stations for people in the rural areas to be effectively carried along. The General Manager of the Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA), who is also the Oloreke of Oreke Igbo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State, Oba Adefila Sunday Joseph, commended the effort of RCE for organising the sensitisation programme and called on the Centre to put in more efforts at educating the public on the disadvantages of deforestation. Earlier in the day, the RCE team, led by Prof. Olayemi, had paid a courtesy call on the District Head of Bode Saadu, Alhaji Aliu Larongbe Gambari. The programme was also attended by the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter, Dr. Usman Raheem.
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Abdulkareem hails University School's rising profile By Isaac Lewu
he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof' Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has expressed satisfaction over the rapid development going on at the University School. Prof. Abdulkareem, who made the observation in his address at the 2017/2018 Graduation Ceremony of the school penultimate Wednesday (July 25, 2018), noted that bouncing back of activities in the school after over 20 months of recession was very encouraging and pleasing. The Vice-Chancellor who was represented on the occasion by t h e D e p u t y Vi c e - C h a n c e l l o r (Academic), Prof. S. O. Malomo, urged the management and staff of the school to continue in the same spirit so as to enable the school regain its past glory in terms of high number of enrolment and leading roles in academic and other extracurricular activities among schools in Kwara State. The Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the brilliant performances of the school's cultural groups, attributed the feat to the handiwork of their teachers and urged them to continue to keep the flag of the school flying for it to compete favourably with its contemporaries across the state and beyond. Speaking on the impacts of
social media on the academic performance of students and pupils, the Vice-Chancellor called on parents and guardians to launch an effective surveillance on their children and wards in order not to misuse the social media. He said that the “social media offers tremendous assistance for promotion of knowledge if used correctly, and is very misleading if the activities of children in social media are not properly guided”. The Vice-Chancellor then congratulated the graduands and their parents for the successful completion of their primary education, saying that primary education is not an end but a means to an end. The guest lecturer at the event, Prof. Lasiele Yahaya, submitted that if basic education is properly attended to, it will accelerate national growth and development. Prof. Yahaya, who spoke on "Challenges and Prospects of Basic Education in Nigeria", recommended the provision of qualitative and quantitative education to children irrespective of their background, smooth transition from elementary/primary to basic schools, reduction in cases of schools' drop-outs, moral training
through civic education and acquisition of ICT skills, promotion of entrepreneurial skills as well as rapid national development. The Guest Lecturer, who is the Director, Institute of Education, University of Ilorin, said for the objective of basic education to be realised, the citizens must take their destiny in their hands by ensuring that they contribute immensely to the development of education through active participation. The Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Oyinloye Mulikat, expressed her gratitude to the ViceChancellor for constantly meeting the needs of the school. She prayed God to “continue to guide him as he pilots the affairs of the University and make his tenure highly rewarding and successful”. Also in attendance were the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Iyabode Falilat Abdulkareem; the Director of Health Services, U n i v e r s i t y o f I l o r i n , D r. Abdulrasheed Adekanye Odunola, who represented the Council Chairman; the Director of Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), Prof. (Mrs.) Esther Omosewo; the Director of Physical Planning Unit, Dr. Adams; and the Director of Works, represented by Eng. Amao.
Unilorin don among 100 leading telecoms gurus By Abdulquadir Abubakar
Lecturer at the Department of Telecommunications Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of llorin, Dr. Nasir Faruk, has been nominated among the 100 leading personalities “that have led creativity and innovation in the Nigerian Telecoms and ICT industry”. The nomination, by the Association of Telecommunications
Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), was conveyed through a letter dated July 13, 2018 and signed by the President of the Association, Mr. Olusola Teniola. The investiture ceremony, where the 100 telecoms personalities were awarded their certificates of recognition, took place at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos State, penultimate Friday (July 27, 2018).
Mr. Teniola stated that a book is being put together to chronicle the outstanding contributions of Dr. Faruk to the growth and development of Telecoms/ICT in Nigeria. Dr. Faruk is also the Deputy Director of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB).
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NEWS Encomiums, as Abimbola bows out
By Is'haq Babatunde he Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, was agog penultimate Friday (July 27, 2018) as Professors, Deans, Heads of Department, staff and students of the Faculty honoured one of the foundation staff of the University, Prof. Isaac Olakanmi Abimbola, who has just retired from active service, having served the University meritoriously for 42 years. As part of activities to mark the send-forth ceremony, a book written by Prof. Abimbola, entitled "Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Teacher Education in Nigeria”, was also launched. In his remarks at the ceremony that held at the Education Lecture Theatre (EDLT), Faculty of Education, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, described Prof. Abimbola as a seasoned academic, whose contributions to teaching and research breakthroughs at the University of Ilorin are immeasurable. Prof. Abdulkareem particularly underscored the celebrant's immense contributions to the Department of Science Education, and the whole University of Ilorin in general. The Vice-Chancellor, who spoke through the outgoing Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. N. B. Oyedeji, described Prof. Abimbola as a thoroughbred Professor of Science Education who has served the University at various levels such as Dean of Postgraduate School, Head of Department and several other local, national and international assignments. Prof. Abdulkareem disclosed that the University of Ilorin would continue to remember him for his track record of achievement in the ivory tower, pointing out that Prof. Abimbola's contributions to the body of knowledge are enormous and profound. The Vice-Chancellor, said that the University management, staff, students and members of the University community appreciate his invaluable roles towards the progress of the University, right from its
conception, as a foundation staff, up to his last day as a teacher in the University. Others who paid glowing tributes to the celebrant include the Director of Academic Planning, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abayomi Omotesho; the incoming Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. (Mrs.) Medinat Salman; Prof. Michael Fajemidagba, Prof. Solomon Olorundare, Prof. Esther Omosewo, Prof. (Mrs.) H. T. Yusuf, Prof. A. F. Oyelade, Prof. S. A. Onasanya, Prof. Mohammed Sidiq, and Professor L. A. Yahaya, among others. They described the celebrant as a knowledgeable, kindhearted, loving, dedicated, cheerful, resourceful and highly respected Professor, who has been an ocean of knowledge in the Faculty, which they said everyone is tapping from. The book reviewer, Dr. G. Bello, said the 381 pages book has 38 chapters and is loaded with up-to-date knowledge about Science Education in general. Earlier in her welcome address, the Head of the Department of Science Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulkah Adebisi Ahmed, described Prof. Abimbola as a pride of the Department of Science
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More tributes for 'Mallam Hashir’
befitting send-forth for him. He thanked God for seeing him By Is'haq Babatunde and Yahaya Sheikh ributes continued to pour in through his 42 years sojourn in the torrent for the late Prof. Hashir University and appreciated every Abdulsalam, as members of the member of the Faculty and the University community in general for U n i v e r s i t y o f I l o r i n M u s l i m giving him the necessary support and community, friends, students and assistance to achieve all what he was family last Tuesday (July 31, 2018) gathered at the University Central able to achieve. Mosque to offer special prayers for the repose of the soul of the late don, who answered the divine call penultimate Friday (July 27, 2018). In a sermon shortly before the Fidau, a former Grand Kadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, Justice Abdulmutolib Ambali, described the death of late Prof. Abdulsalam as a rude shock to the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and the Muslim Ummah in general. Justice Ambali described the late don as a kindhearted, loving, patient, humble, sincere and cheerful man of God who showed love and affection to everyone that came his way. He admonished all and sundry to attach utmost priority to life after death, saying that death is the ultimate and necessary end of all creatures. Dignitaries at the Fidau The new Dean, Prof. (Mrs.) Salman (right)receiving the hand-over note from included the Vice-Chancellor of the her predecessor, Prof. Oyedeji University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman
Education, Faculty of Education and the University of Ilorin in general. She urged Prof. Abimbola not to leave them alone in the Faculty as his wealth of experience would continue to be needed from time to time. In his response, Prof. Abimbola, who was accompanied by his wife to the event, thanked members of the Faculty for organising such a
Age Abdulkareem; the Deputy ViceChancellor (Management Services), Prof. B. F. Sule; the Chief Imam of Unilorin Central Mosque, Prof. A. G. A. S. Oladosu; a former Chief Imam of Unilorin Central Mosque, Prof. Abdulrasheed Raji; and the Makama of Ilorin, Alhaji Oniye. Others were a former Grand Kadi of Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, Justice Idris Abdullahi Haroon; the Chief Imam of Erin-Osun, Dr Abdulfatahi Bolajoko Aladewura; Mallam Yusuf Ola-Olu Ali (SAN), and Dr Abdulateef Adekilekun, Earlier in a lecture at the residence of the deceased last Monday (July 30, 2018), the Deputy Imam of the University of Ilorin, Dr. Abdul Rafiu Adebayo, described the late Professor of Islamic Studies as an exemplary man, whose humane relationship used to amaze his colleagues. According to Dr. Adebayo, Prof. Abdulsalam, who headed the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, twice, was a godly man who radiated contentment and demonstrated infectious simplicity during his administration.
Celebrate leaders only after their tenure… Prof. Salman By Olusegun Mokuolu he new Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Prof. (Mrs.) M. F. Salman, has condemned the celebration of leaders while they are still in office, saying they should only be appraised and commended, if found worthy, when they have completed their time in office. Prof. Salman, who is the first female Dean of the Faculty of Education, made the suggestion last Tuesday (July 31, 2018) while taking over the mantle of leadership of the Faculty from Prof. N.B.Oyedeji. While giving an account of his stewardship, the former Dean, Prof. Oyedeji, thanked every member of the Faculty for their support and
cooperation, which he said made it possible for his modest achievements. Prof. Oyedeji also thanked the University management for their support, particularly the ViceChancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, whom he said treated with promptness every memo originating from the Faculty. Among the achievements of the outgone Dean were the commencement and completion of a new building complex within two years, the successful accreditation of Business Education, Agriculture Study Education, and Social Study Education. He was also instrumental to the setting up of a Restructuring
Committee of the Faculty, which has submitted its report to the ViceChancellor for further processing. In his remarks at the hand-over ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, congratulated Prof. Oyedeji for a job well done and the new Dean on her election to the highest position in the Faculty, particularly for being the first female Dean of the Faculty. Prof. Abdulkareem, who spoke through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. B. F. Sule, assured members of the Faculty that their document of restructuring would be given adequate attention. In his goodwill message, Prof. E. O. Durosaro charged the new Dean
to surpass her predecessors' achievements, adding that she should be a motherly and caring Dean without compromising honesty and firmness. A major highlight of the occasion was the presentation of a Certificate of Excellence to the past Deans of the Faculty. In her response, during the handover ceremony, Prof. Salman, who noted that leadership is challenging, stressed that the true success or failure of a leader could only be correctly determined after such a leader must have completed his or her tenure. Expressing the hope that she would be judged well upon the completion of her two-year tenure as
Dean, she congratulated her predecessor, Prof. Oyedeji, who, she said, had taken the Faculty to a new level she promised to give her best to sustain and surpass the achievements of the previous Deans of the Faculty. Prof. Salman said, “Leadership position is a challenging one. It tests your preparedness, patience, and tolerance. We can praise Prof. Oyedeji today because he has greatly achieved”. The new Dean pleaded with members of staff of the Faculty to support her to collectively improve the Faculty while assuring them that she would give her best to lift the Faculty higher.
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Unilorin doctoral student wins FEF award
Ph.D student at the Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education, University of l l o r i n , D r. S i m a O p e o l u w a Ayelaagbe, has won the 3rd position in Fafunwa Educational Foundation (FEF) with his Ph.D Thesis presentation. The award-winning thesis was entitled “Effect of Mobile Phone Application on Academic Performance of Adult Literacy Learners in Ondo State, Nigeria”.
The award ceremony is holding at the University of Lagos between September 24 and 28, 2018. The University management has congratulated Dr. Ayelaagbe on this feat. In the congratulatory letter signed by the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) F. M. Olowoleni, the management expressed delight at the award, which, she said, has made the University proud.
Dr. Olowoleni told the awardee, “You have demonstrated that your performance was impacted by the high quality of education you received in the University. We commend you for keeping the University flag flying and live in the hope that you will strive to maintain excellence at all times in your endeavours”.
Board of Survey Auction Notice
nterested members of the University Staff and the general public are hereby invited to tender for the purchase of the unserviceable University Vehicles and Diverse Scrap items at MTO Main Campus Works Yard. Bids should be in sealed envelope and marked at the right hand top corner “TENDER FOR (registration number or description of
the vehicle)” and addressed to :The Secretary, Board of Survey, University of Ilorin. c/o Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science University of Ilorin, Ilorin.
August, 2018. The bids will be opened after th Monday 6 August, 2018 and the names of successful bidders shall be forwarded to all concerned.
Signed O.A. Dopamu All tenders must reach the Secretary Secretary, not later than 3:30pm on Monday 6th Board of Survey
Unilorin Drama Village/Lakeside Management Board Use of the Lakeside Resort
he Lakeside Resort is a facility of the University of Ilorin that is available for use by all members of the University Community and the larger society following the prescribed procedure. The Lakeside is equipped with event hall (the jetty), an extensive lake and equally an expansive verdant ground for events, boat rides, outdoor recreation and relaxation. It is, 2. therefore, a desirable event place and a veritable tourist destination. The following are the procedures for using the different parts of the Resort: 1. For all receptions and m e e t i n g s , o b t a i n t h e 3.
prescribed form from the Secretary to the Management Board of Lakeside Resort or the Coordinator of the Lakeside Resort Usage namely, Mr. I. A. Salami and Dr. Kemi F. Omotesho with the phone numbers 08034903310 and 08034739568 respectively. For recreation, sight-seeing and boat ride, contact the Site Officer, Mr. Dauda Musa, to whom you will pay an appropriate charge and be given ticket. Note that all payments in
respect of (1) and (2) above are receipted and receipts should be available for inspection at the time of use. 4. For security reasons, all users must first report to the Site Officer (Mr. Dauda Musa) on getting to the Lakeside Resort for their events or other uses. We welcome you most heartily to the Lakeside Resort and wish you pleasant experience. Signed Prof. J. A. Morakinyo Chairman
Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT) Gender programme grants
he ACU Gender Programme offers annual grants to help member universities meet the costs of organising projects promoting gender equity and equality in their institutions. The grants of up to GBP 1,000 are awarded annually on a competitive basis.
The closing date for proposals is midnight (GMT) on Friday 21 September 2018. E: [email protected] For further details visit: h t t p s : / / w w w. a c u . a c . u k / f o c u s areas/gender-programme/gendergrants?utm_source=Communicator
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UNILORIN WEEKLY FINANCIAL DIGEST TH st FUND SOURCES AND UTILIZATION REPORT FROM 26 JULY TO 1 AUGUST, 2018.
FUNDS SOURCES Academic Transcript Staff I.D. Card Academic Gown Change Of Course Order of Proceeding Admin Charges Muffler Overpayment Convocation VCD Screening Students Clinic Registration Convocation Charges Student I.D. Card Certificate Folder Verification of Result Contractor Registration Various Refund Undergraduate Post UTME Registration Remedial School Charges Postgraduate School Charges Institute of Education Acceptance Fee Institute of Education Application Form Institute of Education Hostel Accommodation Total of Fund Sources for the period FUNDS UTILIZATION: Ola Olagunju Doyinsola and Others July Allowance for the Corps Members (Batch A & B) Dejkit Nig Ltd Repair and Maintenance of Faculty Screen and the CPU Nigerian Legion Ex-Service Men Salary for the Month of July, 2018 Blue Fortune Ltd Expansion of Water Treatment Plant (Lot 17) Epe Resort and Spa Ltd Accommodation, Feeding and Conference Services Ibadan Electricity Distr. Coy Electricity Bill for the Month of June,2018 Alhaji Jimoh Wahab Ent. Construction of Large Animal Surgical Table for Veterinary Teaching Hospital OTHER PAYMENT S: Various i .e DTA, Imprest, Refund e.t.c Purchase Advance Various Ilorin Business School (IBS) Salary for the Month of July, 2018 Institute of Education Salary for the Month of July, 2018 Faculty and Departmental Staff Salary for the Month of July, 2018 University of Ilorin (ASUU) Academic Earned Allowance Batch L Linguistic Immersion Centre Ways and Means Total TSA Charges Total Payments for the period
Name Aliyu, Abarigi Yusuf Lere, Victoria Modupe Baba, Bolakale Sahid Abdulraheem, Muyideen Ojewola, Joseph Kayode Aremu, Babalola Kayode-Kadri, Sherifat Olanrewaju Ariyoosu, Dauda Adeyemi Suleman, Rashidat Busari Oyinloye, Murtala Olayinka Oluwade, Bamidele Ayodeji Abdulraheem, Yekeen Idowu Olasehinde, Peter Ibikunle Durotola, Abraham O. Thomas, Olufemi Adekeye, Deborah Shade Kayode, Rowland Monday Ojo Ojelabi, Abiola Tenigbola Bello, Ronke Hadiyat Amoloye, Taofiqat Omotayo Nwabuisi, Charles Ayodele, Grace Yemisi Alabi, Oluwasegun Timothy Alao, Adebanjo James Sanusi, Nurudeen Adebowale
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Olawuyi for burial Aug. 10
he remains of the late Mr. Sunday Olawuyi of the Motor Transport Office of the Works Department, University of Ilorin, will be committed to mother earth at his Danialu residence, Upper Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin, this Friday (August 10, 2018). Mr. Olawuyi died penultimate Sunday (July 29, 2018) after a brief illness. A statement by the General Secretary, Unilorin Drivers' Welfare Association, Mr. Afolabi Samuel, stated that the burial will be preceded by a wake-
keep service on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Christ Apostolic Church, Chapel of Grace, Opposite Jackson and Jethro Filling Station, Agba-Dam Area, Upper GaaAkanbi, Ilorin. The late Mr. Olawuyi joined the services of the University of Ilorin in 1994 as a driver and rose to the rank of Higher Transport Supervisor in the COMSIT Unit. Aged 63 years old, the late Mr. Olawuyi is survived by his wife, children, relations and colleagues.
Open Ph.D Thesis Defence S/No 1.
Name ADESHINA, Olusegun Michael
Faculty/Department Animal Production
Title “Genetic Screens for Models of Growth Rate in E-THYLY -N-NITROSUREA Mutagenized Yoruba Ecotype Nigerian Local Chickens”. “ Evaluation of Yoruba Ecotype Chicken and Crosses with three Exotic Strains for Performance and Egg Production in Nigeria”
Date & Time Tuesday, 31 st July, 2018 12.00p.m. Wednesday, 1 st August, 2018 10.00a.m.
Venue University of Ilorin, PG Board Room
OGUNDERE, Abimbola Alice
AKINTUNDE, Adeyinka Oye
“Response of Chicken Genotypes to Dietary Levels of Moringa Oleifera (Lamarck) Seed Meal”
University of Ilorin Postgraduate School Board Room
ADESIDA, Olufemi Adedara
Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
“A Multimodal Stylistic Study of Selected Yoruba Television Advertisements”.
ADEROJU, Samuel Adewale
“Development and Application of Zero Truncated Probability Mass Function of the Com-Binomial Distribution”
“Construction of Optimal Minimum Replicate Designs”
10.00a.m Thursday, 9 th August, 2018 12.00pm
University of Ilorin Postgraduate School Board Room
Former Faculty of Arts Board Room Postgraduate School Board Room
Postgraduate School Board Room
UNIL RIN IN THE NEWS Ø In a feature article, the Director of Corporate of Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, has felicitated with two Unilorin dons, Prof. Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi and Prof. Wahab Egbewole of the Faculty of Law on their elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while also paying tribute to the late Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the institution, Prof. Abdulkareem Agunu, who died recently. (“Unilorin's week of sadness and joy”, Blueprint, Thursday, July 26, 2018, p.11) Ø While presenting books donated to the English Department of the University of Ilorin by an Associate Editor with The Nation, Mr. Olukorede Sadiq Yishau, represented at the event by the Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Mr. Kunle Akogun, has noted that the donor was inspired by the progress recorded in the nation's education sector. (“The Nation editor donates books to Unilorin”, The Nation, Monday, June 30, 2018, p.39) Ø A photograph of the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, presenting books to the Acting Head, Department of English of the institution, Dr Binta Fatima Ibrahim on behalf of an Associate Editor with The Nation, Mr. Olukorede Sadiq Yishau, has been published (The Nation, Monday, June 30, 2018, p.39) Ø In his remarks at the Faculty of Education Personality Lecture in honour of the immediate past ViceChancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has admonished the students in the Faculty to make the best of their study while describing functional education as a prerequisite for producing a responsible citizenry. (“Speakers canvass education curriculum review”, The Herald, Monday, July 30, 2018, P.18) Ø In a chat with news men, the Provost, Kwara State Collage of Education, Dr Abdulraheem Yusuf disclosed why his institution adopted the same system of electronic voting he used during the Students Union election as the Sub-Dean, Student Affairs of the University of Ilorin. (“Why we adopted e-voting for SUG election-COED, Ilorin Provost”, National Pilot, Monday, July 30, 2018, p.5) Ø Prof. Abdulgafar Ijaiya of the Department of Economics, University of Ilorin, has commented on
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the topic of the discussion “Should the federal government be compelled to save for the rainy day or not.” (“Should FG be compelled to save for the rainy day?”, The Punch, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, p.2) Ø The following University of Ilorin students DARAMOLA MOBARAK ADEMOLA, OLATUBOSUN OLAJIDE DAVID, AJIBADE TAWAKALITU ARIKE, ADEOTI ADEOLA DEBORAH, AKINTOYE MODINA OMORILEWA, ODEKUNLE OLUSEGUN ADEDAYO, OLANIRAN AYUBA KUNLE, AYEGBAJEJE ZAYNAB ABIODUN, OWOLABI OLUSOLA MERCY, ADIO OLUWATUNMISE O L A J U M O K E , S A N U S I T I T I L AY O CHRISTIANAH, SALAWU ABIODUN MARY, O L U L A N D E A B D U L L A H I A K I N WA L E , ADEDEJI ADENIYI ADEMOLA, LAMIDI SEGUN BAYONLE, ADEOTI VICTORIA BOSE, OJO OLUTAYO HEZEKIAH, OLAJIDE TOHEEB ADEMOLA, ALAGBE AYOMIDE PELUMI, OWOLABI TOYOSI ANDREW, OPAREMI KABIRAT FOLASHADE, MUSA FOLASHADE A B I B AT, FA S A S I Z A I N A B B O L A N L E , ADEMOLA OLUW YEMISI DEBORAH, OLANIYI FRANCIS TOBILOBA, YUSUFF BISOLA MORUFAT, ADEYANJU GABRIEL TOYOSI, ALABI HIKMOT ADETORO, AREMU TAIWO OLUWAKEMI, ADEWUMI YUSUFF A D I S A , O G U N D E P O PA U L AY O B A M I , ADETUNJI JOY ADESOLA,OWOLABI BARAKAT OPEYEMI,OLABIYI OLUGBENGA IDRIS,OLADIPUPO OLAYINKA SUNDAY, OLASEHINDE ADEOLA ADEKOLA, AGBOOLA SHERIFDEEN ALABI, BADMUS HAISHAH O M O T U N D E , S A L A U D E E N H AWA U OLUWAKEMI, O L A L E R E B E N J A M I N O L A R E WA J U , A S U D E M A D E H A S S A N ADEMAYOKUN,DAUDA WALIU, AKINADE FRANCIS ABIOLA, AJAYI FOLASHADE JANET, A D E T O N A M A R I A M O M O L AY O , ABDULGANIYU KHADIJAT DEMILOLA, ADELEKE OLUWOTOBILOBA DAMILOLA,EESUOLA MARYAM SUSAN, ADEBIYI ADEDOTUN ADENIYI were among the 2,500 successful beneficiaries shortlisted for the 2017/2018 Seyi Makinde Bursary Scheme Board. (''Seyi Makinde Bursary Scheme Board”, Nigerian Tribune, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, p.17)
New Appointments Name
Dr. O.A. Adejumo
with effect from 1st August, 2018
Dr.(Mrs.) R.O. Ayanniyi
Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
With effect from 16 th July, 2018
Prof.(Mrs.) O. Veronical Mejabi
Information and Communication Sciences Social Sciences Education Mass Communication Library & Information Sciences
Acting Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Head Head Acting Head Acting Head
With effect from 1 st August, 2018 With effect from 1 st August, 2018 With effect from 1st August, 2018
Prof. (Mrs.) Bolanle O. Olawuyi Dr. A.L. Azeez Dr. K.T. Omopupa
With effect from 1 st August, 2018
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Blood moon, human eclipse
(For Prof. H. A. Abdulsalam) n Friday, July 27, 2018, Nigeria, like many parts of the world across Africa, Middle East, Southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region, witnessed the longest lunar eclipse of this century, which would not be matched until 2123. That day, the Moon became visibly red for 103 minutes as the Earth completely blocked direct sunlight from reaching it, resulting in what is otherwise called 'blood moon', which we beheld in eye-popping wonder and open-mouthed amazement. Not only was there a lunar eclipse, there was also a dark cloud over the University of Ilorin community especially and the country at large same day as we witnessed the human eclipse of a foremost scholar, revered cleric, admirable personality and complete gentleman, Prof. Hashir Adekanmi Abdulsalam. A former Head of the Department of Religions, Ex-Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Director of the Centre for Affiliated Institutions at the time of his transition, Prof. Abdulsalam, famously known as “Mallam Hashir”, was a great man whose demise shook our community to its foundation like an earthquake. The late Prof. Abdulsalam meant many things to many people as a father, brother, teacher, friend, partner, colleague, neighbour, intellectual, role model and accomplished family man. In all, he discharged his responsibilities with impressive panache and admirable finesse, which made him beloved to the high and low, the young and old, all and sundry. Exceptionally brilliant, remarkably eloquent and strikingly modest, the late don and jurist “lived a life defined by religious devotion, impeccable simplicity and infectious humility” as I immediately noted on the social media when the news devastatingly hit me like an intercontinental ballistic missile. His long-time friend, associate and “twin brother from another mother”, the prodigious Professor AGAS Oladosu and Chief Imam of the University of Ilorin, aptly described him as “an embodiment of righteousness, paragon of humility and icon of piety.” It is a testament of fate that Prof. Abdulsalam's long-awaited professorship didn't come until October last year, not long after which he suffered some ill-health, which became known to many when he could not attend one of his sons' wedding earlier in the year. After a period of attention at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and University Health Services, he proceeded for more medical interventions in India from where he returned the same week he breathed his last. That he died on Friday, a day many Muslims would choose if they had a choice, in one of the four sacred months in Islam, Dhul Qa'dah, is a further testimony to what is known about him. Coincidentally, as Niyi Osundare wrote in one of the poems in his Eye of the Earth, “Hole in the sky”, it could be said that “the sky's eyes were red with grief” as the bloodshot eyes of the moon shed tears down our damned mortality.
My encounter with Prof. Abdulsalam began in 1996, a year after he joined the academia after a distinguished career as a judge. That year, I was his student in RIS 223 (Origin and Development of Islamic Law), where his erudition and versatility left a deep impression in me. We started to relate more closely when I joined the Faculty five years later and the relationship blossomed when we became neighbours in the staff quarters in 2008. There was a more personal dimension to it when we were both at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2010 when he was on sabbatical and I was on a short research visit. Throughout the period and beyond, I found his personality magnetic and his philosophy of life admirable. Both staff and students attest to his excellent character, a striking feature of which would make him consider special. An essential man of town and gown, his life and death are a further reminder that everything that has a beginning automatically has an end and that the purpose of life is to live a life of purpose as demonstrated by Prof. Abdulsalam and those who knew him closely like his friend and former Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. Badmas Olanrewaju Yusuf, who delivered a passionate and emotional lecture on the deceased at the Fidau programme organised at Mallam Hashir's Otan Ayegbaju town penultimate Sunday. While commiserating with the University, the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Religions, the family and friends of the late Mallam, I pray that the Almighty Allah forgive Prof. Abdulsalam's sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaows. For Agunu too, a death too much In what appeared as an evidence of the limitation of human knowledge, on Sunday, July 15, 2018, a day after my last column celebrating “Of July and Joyful News” went to bed for appearance in the July 16 edition of Unilorin Bulletin, sad news enveloped the University community that the unassuming Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof. Abdulkareem Agunu, had returned to his Maker. Little did I know that last month would actually be a mixture of “sadness and joy” for the University, as Mr Kunle Akogun wrote a fortnight ago, due to the situations that would make us ponder on our “illusion of immortality”, as Dr L. A. Azeez submitted last week. Within the short time that Prof. Agunu spent in the University, he left indelible footprints in helping to build the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the scratch to its enviable status of today, an evidence of his academic distinction and admirative sagacity. He was affable, amiable and above all, godly. In the mosque of the senior staff quarters, you would always see him on the first row as one of the first to arrive for each prayer. It is a painful loss but God knows better why the proverbial straight trees are the ones falling. May Allah overlook his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah Firdaws too.
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