We can think locally, act globally – Unilorin VC

We can think locally, act globally – Unilorin VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, has said that his administration would continue to think locally and act globally to sustain the presence of the University on the global map.

Prof. Egbewole disclosed this while receiving members of the committee for the proposed UNILORIN Centre for Cultural Studies who visited him in his office.

The vice-chancellor said that ”it is a good thing that globalisation now determines the way the world operates; it is better to think local and act global”, adding that that is the way his administration is thinking.

Prof. Egbewole noted that the report of the committee has captured the obvious thinking of the administration, saying that the University management would identify with the basic issue of due process to ensure that when the project takes off, all the necessary things that needed to be done will be attended to.

While assuring the committee that management will look at all the issues presented, the VC appreciated the efforts of the committee that has ensured that the report was ready within the time frame given to them.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. S. O. Aghalino, said that
with the proposed University of Ilorin Centre for Cultural Studies, he saw a future where the University would be the hub for academic discussions of culture, the impact of globalisation on culture, and how culture could be monetised.

Prof. Aghalino, who is a former Director of the Unilorin Centre for Archives and
Documentation, said that his committee was able to articulate the needs for the centre including curriculum and where to source for grants.

He added that they were able to show how the centre would be beneficial to the University and the larger society.

The committee is headed by Prof. S. O. Aghalino of the Department of History and International Studies.

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