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Egbewole Discloses Plan To Permanently End Transportation Issues, Turns Unilorin To Smart Institution


Egbewole Discloses Plan To Permanently End Transportation Issues, Turns Unilorin To Smart Institution

Amidst transportation issues rocking the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole has revealed that his administration is engaging with Chinese embassy and other viable corporate bodies to provide metro railway in other to ease the movement of its teeming students and workers.

Egbewole made the disclosure on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists during the Vice-Chancellor’s Maiden Media Parley.

The VC explained that thousands of staff and students of the university are commuting to and fro, adding that the transportation of such large numbers can be challenging.

He added that the metro railway train will be specifically designed to run in the institution and the other metropolitan city.

According to him, exploring the plan for possible railway metro transportation had been in the process for years, and that Unilorin is also working on getting electricity buses to address the transportation problem.

The VC believed that this is a market that can be tapped, and that with this development, it will ease the movement of students and staff to the university environment.

Egbewole was appointed 109 days ago as the 11th substantive VC of Unilorin, he stressed that N500 million was released to the institution by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) for the construction of hostels for the students.

He explained that the Memorandum of Understanding was signed with some foreign universities to further improve learning and research in the institution.

While stating his to turn the better by far varsity to a Smart University, the vice chancellor noted that Unilorin is partnering with industries on turning academic researches to industrial use.

“We are remodeling the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to ensure ventures are run like business.

“We will ensure that the IGR are properly managed by blocking all loopholes,”.

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