The Governing Council, Kwara State University, Malete, has appealed to the state government to allow it seek alternative sources of salary funding.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, KWASU, Kpotun Baba made the plea on Friday at the eighth and ninth combined Convocation Ceremony of the institution.
Prof. Baba said that one of the major challenges to the university was its inability to pay staff salaries without resort to loans since the discontinuation of subvention to it by the previous administration.
”The proposals are to make alternative salary funding arrangements which may be less costly to the government and the university,” he said.
Baba appealed for the state government’s urgent financial support to realise the initial full accreditation of its programme on aeronautical engineering.
This course is about the first of its kind in a Nigerian university and could easily bring the university to limelight, but, the problem is that we are acutely short of the right personnel and facilities to bring the programme to the required standard.
”On its part, the University has been taking advantage of the TETFund overseas training arrangement to produce additional relevant personnel.
However, while we continue to search for alternative funding model for this programme, we solicit governments’ financial support,” he said.
He thanked the state government for the continued assistance to the university, adding that the council and university management would continue to justify the confidence reposed in them.