Unilorin to introduce ‘Lecturer of the Year’ Award.
February 12, 2024
By Yetunde Ogunmola
Management of the University of Ilorin has announced a decision to institutionalise the ‘‘Lecturer of the Year’’ award in each of the 16 Faculties of the Institution to increase productivity .
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Olubunmi Omotesho, stated this while discussing contents of the university’s fifth Strategic Plan tagged, ‘‘Shuttling to the Space’’, with staff members of the university at a special consultative meeting held at the institution’s main auditorium in Ilorin .
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, who is the Chairman of the Committee on the Strategic Plan, explained that the award is to be institutionalised in order to encourage higher productivity and service delivery among the academic staff of the University.
Professor Omotesho, insisted that the award is essentially targeted at enabling the institution to produce outstanding alumni who would be able to compete with their colleagues from all over the world.
He said that the new awards would not stop the existing “Merit Awards” for deserving staff members of the various units of the university usually conferred during convocation ceremonies.
Professor Omotesho noted that other awards would also be institutionalised for different categories of stakeholders of the university so as to stimulate the desire for the greatness of the nation’s most sought-after university.
Professor Omotesho maintained that the university would introduce an Open Day for parents to come to the campus of the university purposely to get an insight into the all-round performances of their children and wards.
In his comments , the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Wahab Egbewole, SAN, urged staff members to always play their roles effectively for the university to become the best in Nigeria.