The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Egbewole, SAN, proudly announced the institution’s impressive research accomplishments during the 37th and 38th combined convocation ceremony.
The Vice-Chancellor revealed that the University of Ilorin holds a total of 36 research patents with the Federal government, signifying its remarkable contributions to technological advancement in Nigeria.
Speaking at the awards ceremony for graduating students, Professor Egbewole commended the university’s commitment to fostering excellence, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.
He said, “The University of Ilorin is committed to fostering a culture of excellence, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.”
The university’s graduates are encouraged not only to leave with degrees but also with a strong foundation for making meaningful contributions to society and the world.
Professor Egbewole highlighted the importance of adaptability in a fast-evolving world, especially for a generation driven by technology. He expressed that education is a lifelong journey, and the skills acquired in the university empower graduates to navigate future challenges and opportunities.
Regarding research accomplishments, the Vice-Chancellor proudly stated, “The university produced four patents in the 2021/2022 academic session and currently has a total of 36 patents with the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion, Abuja.”
News About Nigeria gathered that the institution’s patents span various disciplines, including medical, agriculture, engineering, food, information technology, petrochemical, defence, and energy, and they are actively being positioned for commercialisation.
Furthermore, Professor Egbewole acknowledged the financial support the university has received, mentioning a significant allocation from TETFUND and awards for hostel accommodation and zonal interventions.
These funds are being utilised for various projects to enhance the university’s infrastructure and services.
In this combined convocation, a total of 25,234 graduates are participating, with an impressive 450 students achieving first-class degrees, reflecting the institution’s commitment to academic excellence.