The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), through its President Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, has urged new Professors of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, to be relentless in contributing to knowledge and justify their new status by providing solutions to contemporary challenges. He enjoined them to ensure they used their new positions to mentor younger colleagues, adding that it was important for their impact to be felt.
In a statement, Uthman, who congratulated the scholars, said the union was pleased with the promotion of Drs. Binta Sulyman, Sanni Mubarak, AbdulSami Imam Arikewuyo and Ibrahim Laaro Abubakar.
The statement said the elevation of Dr Sulyman would certainly encourage more women working at the institution and elsewhere to pursue excellence in their chosen careers notwithstanding other competing responsibilities.
The president praised KWASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Mustapha Akanbi (SAN), for rewarding intellectual productivity and professional excellence through the promotion of those distinguished scholars.
Uthman said the development only served as confirmation that the Ilorin Emirate community was gradually advancing in teaching at the highest level of the nation’s educational system.