Th University of Ilorin has announced the promotion of 48 academic staff to the rank of professor.
Similarly, 59 others were elevated to the status of associate professor in the latest promotion exercise carried out in the university.
This was announced by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Wahab Egbewole Thursday at a meeting he held with the new professors at the university main auditorium, according to the UNILORIN news bulletin issued Monday.
The vice chancellor, who is also the secretary-general of the Association of West African Universities (AWAU), stated that the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, had in exercise of his powers, approved the request of the university’s appointments and promotion committee, which culminated in the promotion of the new professors from their previous positions of reader/associate professors.
The approval of the minister, according to the vice chancellor, was necessitated by the absence of a properly constituted governing council for the university, which ought to have discharged the responsibility.
The vice chancellor encouraged the new professors not to rest on their oars but work harder on their responsibilities to justify the confidence reposed in them by the authorities of the university and the society at large.