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									            UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

            Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


             Vice-Chancellor’s Report

                        For

NUC – UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ANNUAL REVIEW MEETING

                       2005
                                UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN
                                  ILORIN, NIGERIA.


UNIVERSITY’S VISION:
     “To be an international Centre of
     excellence in learning, research, probity
     and service to humanity”.

UNIVERSITY’S MISSION:
     “To provide world-class
     environment for learning research
     and community service”,
                                           CONTENTS

1.0    An assessment of Unilorin’s performance in teaching,
       Research and community service

2.0    Identified factors that contribute to the success
       of the institution in achieving its goals and objectives

3.0    An assessment of internal and external efficiency
       of the institution

       3.01   Internal efficiency of the system in respect of
               ( i)   Internally generated revenue
               (ii)   Donations
              (iii) Students attrition rate
              (iv)    Labour Market

       3.02   External efficiency
              ( i)   Ranking of Nigerian Universities
              (ii)   Staff
              (iii) Student

4.0    An objective assessment of NUC support
5.0    An assessment of the institution’s budget
       performance in 2004/2005 financial year

6.0    Any other matters of concern to the institution.
       6.01 Splitting of departments
       6.02 New Programme
       6.03 Capital Projects

       TABLES

Table 1: New Entrants By Faculties
Table 2: Distribution of New Entrants by State of Origin (Catchments States)
Table 3: Student Attention Rate
Table 4a: 2004 Ranking of Nigerian Universities (Unilorin Positions)
Table 4b: 2004 Ranking of Nigerian Universities by Disciplines
Table 5: Income Budget Performance
Table 6: A summary of project performance on all projects executed
         during the period under review
                    1.0 ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE IN
                   TEACHING, RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY
                                 SERVICE

(A) Teaching

The 2004/2005 session commenced in March 14, 2005 and the second semester is expected
to end in December 21, 2005. So far, teaching activities at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels had gone smoothly and examinations were successfully conducted. The
University has compiled, as always with the National Universities Commission’s stipulated
fifteen weeks/semester of teaching. For effective maximization of physical space for lecture
delivery, the Timetable and Room Usages Committee has adopted an integrated approach to
time-tabling and use of lecture rooms/spaces across faculties and the College. This policy has
been found to the most useful. In order to ensure quality of learning and strict compliance
with the University rules and regulations on attendance of lectures, taking attendance at
lectures is now a rule for lecturers.
There is also a monitoring team of the Academic Planning on lecture delivery as scheduled
on the approved time-table by lecturers. To further enhance teaching, more audio-visuals
materials such as micro-phones, power points and other information technology (IT)
equipment are being provided in the classrooms/lecture theatres, just as more lecture theatre
are being built.
The VSAT project completed last year, has been extended to more faculties to further
promote teaching. The University presently uses the VSAT as a back up since its
connectivity is now SAT-3. Beginning from next academic session the process of
registration, admission and release of results will be no-line. To promote reading culture and
knowledge acquisition outside the room, we have instituted Inter Faculty Quiz and Debate
Competition one of the action plans in an Strategic Plan (The New Dawn: 2005-08).

The newly introduced Direct Teaching and Laboratory Cost (DTLC) improved teaching
in all departments, especially the laboratory classes. This is most innovative and laudable on
the part of government. We hope the NUC will ensure its stability as a policy. It has eased
tension and undue anxiety among heads of departments. To improve on quality of course
delivery, we have continued to sponsor the workshop on Teaching Techniques for Newly
Recruited Lecturers.

(B) Student Enrolment:
The 2004/05 Session’s admission into the University of Ilorin was guided by the NUC
guidelines and approved quota in addition to our internal rules and regulations. A total of 4,
062 students were enrolled this session for different academic programmes in the faculties
(Table 1). The University has continued to be the first choice of many applicants due to our
sustained stable academic calendar and peaceful cult-free environment. Table 2 shows the
distribution of students by catchment states and adequacy of geographical spread.

It is remarkable that admission for 2004/2005 session was swiftly done once and for all there
was no supplementary admission. This greatly assisted in tidying up the admission process.
Table 1: New Entrants By Faculties

Faculty                             2003/2004 2004/2005
Undergraduates
    Agriculture                      249         144

      Arts                           423         320

      Basic medical Sciences         109         159

      Business     &      Social
       Science                      1,417        1,083

      Clinical Sciences              345         235

      Education                      642         359

      Engineering & Techno-
                                      446         480
       logy
                                      205         109
      Law
                                      894        1,173
      Science

 Total                           4,730          4,062
 Postgraduate School               392            396
Source: Academic Planning Unit, University of Ilorin, Ilorin August, 2005.
   Table 2: DISTRIBUTION OF NEW ENTRANTS BY STATE OF ORIGIN
           (CATECHMENT STATE)

CATCHMENT                                   NEW
STATE                                       ENTRANTS
                 MALE FEMALE                TOTAL            PERCENTAGE
Kebbi State          -           -               -                    -
Kogi State         310         180              490              12.0
Kwara State      1,252         724            1,976              48.5
Nasarawa State         1         -                 1               0.02
Benue State          27          12              39                1.0
Plateau State          2           1               3               0.07
Sokoto State         -            -              -                    -
Zamfara State        -            -              -                    -
Niger State            1          -                2               0.04
Total            1,593         918            2,511               61.8
Catchment
States
Other State        96.3        588           1,551                38.2
Foreign Student       -          -               -                  -
Grand Total       2,556      1,506           4,062                  -
Percentage          62.9        37.1            100
Source: Academic Planning Unit, University of Ilorin, Ilorin August, 2005.

C. Examinations
The2004/05 session started on Monday, 14th March 2005 as scheduled. The examinations
conducted under a peaceful atmosphere.
We continue to uphold the regulation that making of examination scripts and submission of
marks by lecturers should be within two weeks after examinations.

D. Research
The University is very committed to research, being one to its core competencies. The major
sources of funds for this important role are the:-
       (i)     Teaching and Research Equipment grant (TREG)
       (ii)    Research Grant – (Both from government).
       (iii)   Linkages.

These sources unfortunately, have not been able to meet the demands of the vibrant research
activities of academic staff. The University has therefore continued to intensify its efforts at
outstanding its research needs both in terms of cash and/or donation of equipment. This initiative
has yielded positive results in Mobil Plc, Paradigm Geophysical Nig. Ltd (N10 million
software), German Government, (Scientific equipment for Chemistry Department),
Belgian philanthropist – Engr. Vande: Meirop – (Biotechnology Laboratory) in
Agriculture etc.
(i) Teaching and Research Equipment Grant. (TREG)
There has been no allocation under the grant since 2002. We are however happy that in the 2005
appropriation a sum of fifty million naira (50, 000million) was approved for this grant and the
process of accessing it has reached on advanced stage.

(ii) Research Grant
Two years ago the university decided to advertise and disburse the grant at two levels – Central
(University wide) and faculty in the ratio of 60:40. The idea was to ensure that researches that
are more focused towards addressing national issues and problems, get reasonable financial
support. Inter-disciplinary studies are encouraged in each of the two categories.
In the year under review, the cumulative total of research grant released monthly by the NUC
amounted to N3, 737, 211.34 only. However, apart from the 10million naira released to the
Faculties, the university has also released a sum of twenty million Naira (20 million) to Central
Research Committee for disbursement to support research efforts through Senate research grant.
The sum was soured internally.
        I am happy to recall that in the first Nigerian Universities research and Development Fair
last year, one of our academic staff member (Prof. S.A. Kareem) won the Outstanding
Contribution Award for his work on direct conversion of Pure water Sachet to:
(i)     Candles (ii) Lubricant Greases (Oil Spill sorbing wafers. These findings including
        others have been patented by the University.

       Other research efforts across faculties include the following:
   (1)    “Effects of Herbal Extracts on Smooth Muscle” – by S.A. Jimoh.
   (2)    “Abthropometric Indices in Nigeria“ – by Jimoh O.R.; Ghazal O., Jimoh ,S.A.
   (3)    “Effect of Herbal Extracts on the Liver” – by Ajao, M.S.
   (4)    “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Visual Pathway” by Enaibe, B.U.
   (5)    “Histochemistry of the Liver” – Adefolaju, C.
   (6)    “Effect of Herbal Extracts on the Blood Glucose” - Ajao, M.S.
   (7)    “Effects of Artesunate on Male Fertility” by Akinola, O.B.
   (8)    “Cardiovascular Responses to Bavoreceptor and Chemoreceptor stimulation” – Prof
          A.O. Soladoye
   (9)    “Studies on the Calcium Pumping Adenosine Tripharphalase I Human Esthrocye
          Membrane and Rat Liver Sarcoplasmic Reticulum” – Prof. C.O. Bewaji.
   (10) “Effects of Some Anti Malarial Drugs on Biochemical Panameters in rat and Mice” –
          Prof. (Mrs.) E.A. Balogun.
   (11) “Effect of Abrus Precatorius, Caamus Cajan and Ocimum Gratissimum on pregnancy
          outcome in rats” by Dr. L.A. Olayaki.
   (12) “Mechanisms under Lying Oral Contraceptive Induced Hypertension” L.A. Olatunji
          & A.O. Soladoye.
   (13) “Anti-inflammatory and Analgesics Studies on Extracts from Some local Medincinal
          Plants” – Mr. B.U. Owoyele
   (14) “Advanced Practical Translations: Arabic & English”.
   (15) “Oral Traditions and Aesthetic Transfer “ – research funded by Alexander Von
          Foundation, Germany _ Dr. Charles Bodunde
   (16) Formulation of anti-cob Web (spider repellant chemicals for the paint industry.
   (17) Symbols of Fire-proofing Chemical for Wood Textile and Paper Products.
   (18)       Table Sugar Synthesis from Spear grass Tuber Roots.
   (19)       Fuel Oil Extraction from Cassava Plants. Some other forty-three Researches in the
              Faculty of Basic medical Science and other faculties are going presently.

(E) Community Services
       The relationship between the university and its immediate communities including the
State Government and Local Government has been cordial since its inception and the cordially is
being sustained, in part, by the services the university provides. Such are :-

       (i)       Computer Service and Information Technology (COMSIT) Directorate

                 The University provides computer-training services to its members of staff and
                 the immediate community (Ilorin). This programme is most popular with the
                 immediate community.

       (ii)      Remedial/Sub-degree Diploma/and Professional Post-graduate
                 Programmes

       The University runs an approved remedial programme in Science, while the French
remedial programme was introduced last year. The latter has helped to boost our French
undergraduate programme. The Immersion Programme in French, which will assist prospective
Frachophone students to enroll into various degree programme in the University, has been
approved by Senate.

       The University also offers sub-degree diploma programmes in the following:

      Accounting and Data Processing
      Administrative Management
      Money and Banking
      Crime Control and Management
      Social Administration

   These Remedial and sub-degree programmes are self-sustaining and staff engaged in the
   teaching of the programmes are employed on part time basis and thus paid from proceeds of
   the programmes. The University also offers the following Professional Postgraduate
   Programmes through the Unilorin Resources Development Board:

      Master’s Degree in International Studies (MIS)
      Master’s Degree in Geographic Information System (MGIS)
      Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
      Postgraduate Diploma in geographic Information System (PGDIS)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

   (iii) Community Based Medical Education and Service Programme (COBES):
     This innovative aspect of our medical programme has continued to be relevant as it
continuous to attract commendation to the University. The University continues to maintain
its linkage with World Health Organization (WHO), which has renewed and reactivated its
collaboration with our College of Medicine and designated it as WHO Centre of Excellence:
The College is also a Centre of Excellence in Laparo-endoscopy.

(iv). Biological Garden
    Although this is primarily a teaching support unit, it provides tourist attraction to
members of the immediate community.

(v). Institude of Education
    This is one of our popular programmes, as it caters for the educational need of members
of the immediate community who are workers but want to acquire higher qualifications. It
offers Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and other degree programmes on
sandwich basis. It is self-sustaining.

(vi). Library Services
    In addition to providing Library service to students and members of the University
community, our library is also opened to members of the immediate community who are
willing to make use of the facilities after fulfilling certain University conditions.

(vii). Campus Transportation Services (CTB)
    The University campus transportation provides service to students staff and the general
community to and from our main campus. During the year, inter campus transportation has
been privatized through registration of Private Bus Operators. This step has significantly
improved the services and reduced expenditure of the University.

(viii).    University School
    This school has continued to provide primary education to both children of staff and the
general public. It also maintain in enviable standard in and around the state.

(ix.) University Secondary School
    This is a private school being run by the University and also open to the general public.
The performance of the school just as with the primary school in public examination has
continued to the impressive.


(x.) Centre for Supportive Services for Deaf (only one in a Nigeria University)
    Located in the Faculty of Education the Centre has continued to provide the enabling
support for successful learning by the hearing-impaired students. Hearing-impaired students
are admitted to real courses of their choice, while the center provides supportive and
individualized services to the students in their various departments.

(xi.) Linkages
    On ad-hoc basis, the university renders valuable consulting services to local and state
governments.
F. Linkages
     In order to exchange collegiality, insight and wisdom through encounters with other
societies, the university believes in linkages and has discriminately sought to forge as many
across the globe. In addition to the linkages, particularly those under the umbrella of National
Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher education (NAFEO), reported last year, and
which are still being pursued, the university has also initiated the processed to bring about
collaborative linkages of staff and students with:-
(i)     Harvard University U.S.A. with Faculty of Arts (Yoruba Languages)
(ii)    Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan with Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
(iii) Department of African Studies, Western Illinois University, Macomb, USA – This
        link is expected to create on-line “presence” for the live Poetry classes, which would
        provide the opportunity for students of two departments in USA & Nigeria) to attend
        the same lecture. It is expected to pave way for other cross-listed classes serving as a
        new model for transatlantic e-learning.

Out of the seven exploratory moves reported last year, the Home Coming Study in Africa is
about to materialize, as the University of Ilorin has been chosen as Pilot University and the
first batch of American students are expected next session i.e. 2005/06 session.
2.0 IDENTIFIED FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE
    INSTITUTION IN ACHEIVEMENT ITS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

      The University of Ilorin has been blessed with men of foresight, vision and integrity to
  provide the desired administrative and academic leadership. These visions have perfected
  over the years by articulating and adopting the one competences of a university – i.e.
  Research, Teaching and Community Service. The university operates the best practices
  expected of the system, which include top quality management, maintenance of canonical
  standards, and sustenance of full commitment by staff, stable academic calendar and constant
  war on anti-social activities like cultism. By this, we have been able to retain first class of
  academic staff and create a class of intelligentsia for research and academic excellence.

     The University also operates a Strategic Plan which keeps it focused in its path to
  achieving greater heights of excellence. Other factors include:-

     Promotion and sustenance of industrial harmony between administration
      and all unions. The administration was able to achieve this through constant
      dialogue and timely dissemination of information.

     The University has continued to maintain discipline and the rating of staff’s attitude to
      work has continued to rise.

     Prudent financial management has been the watchword of the administration.

     The regular use of the committee system in the running of the business of the University,
      This has ensure adequate involvement of staff in the running of the University.

     The constant review and restructuring of curricula based on the philosophy of:

  (i)     Being problem solving
  (ii)    Adopting of integrated approach to teaching and learning.
  (iii)   Skill acquisition and entrepreneurship

  Staff Development and Learned Conferences
  Both academic and non-academic staff from various departments/units in the University have
  benefited from staff Development Scheme. This year alone, 44 academic staff and 18 non-
  academic staff have enjoyed the privilege. Similarly, 126 members of academic staff have
  benefited from the Learned Conference Fund to attend workshops, conferences and seminars
  locally and outside the country.
  Three of our academic staff including a woman have won competitive scholarship awards
  this year. These are Commonwealth, Junior Fullbright and Japanese Government
  Scholarships.
3.0 AN ASSESSMENT OF INTERNAL & EXTERNAL EFFICIENCY OF THE
    INSTITUTION

3.01 Internal Efficiency of the System;
 (i)     Internal Generated Revenue (IGR)
 The University has continued to be alive to sourcing for funds outside the federal Government
 subvention. From for the financial year ending 30th June 2005, the internally generated revenue
 (IGR) was N374, 920,113.51, which was higher than last year’s. It also represents 16% of our
 total expenditure. The attainment is above the 10% minimum requirement recommended by the
 NUC. It is expected that more money would accrue to the university as more services are being
 outsourced and more avenues are being opened. An innovation in this regard is the partnership
 venture (TRUNIL) with Trade Bank Plc., which has completed and rented out to students a
 250-bed space hosted as a private-hostel initiative. The build operate and transfer (BOT) hostel
 programme initiated by the federal Ministry of housing and Urban Development has received
 tremendous patronage in the University. More than twelve (12) MOU’s have been signed with
 operators, some of whom have mobilized to site.

 (ii)      Donations
          Apart from the increase in revenue from internally generated sources, with the support of
          all organs and functionaries of the University, some other non-cash donations have been
          attracted to the University. These include:
           (a) 20-Bedroom Hostel donated by Dr. Abdul-Rauf Babalakin: in honor of Justice
                Bola Babalakin (JSC)
           (b) Bungalow Type Hostel by Central of Nigeria (CBN);
           (c) COMSIT Phase 1 Project –under the NDIC Support Institutions of Higher
                Learning.
           (d) Postgraduate School Building – Alhaji Umar Saro.

 (iii) Student Attrition
 Table 3 Student Attrition Rate
 Faculty          No.          of      No. of Non- No. of Student Attrition
                  Graduating           Graduating   Expected   to Rate
                  Student       –      Students   – Graduate
                  2003/04              2003/04
      Agriculture     132                  14            120         9%

        Arts               371              23                  348            6%

        College of
        Medicine           827              83                  744           10%

        Business &
        Social
        Science            605              48                  557             8%

        Education          398              28                  370             7%
 Faculty           No.        of No. of Non- No. of Student Attrition
                   Graduating    Graduating   Expected   to Rate
                   Student     – Students   – Graduate
                   2003/04       2003/04

    Engineering
    & Techno-
    logy                312               31                  281           10%

    Law                 143                9                  134             6%

    Science            1017               81                  936             8%

 Total                  3,805             317                  3488
 Postgraduate
 School                   215               24                   191           11%
 Source: Academic Planning Unit University of Ilorin.
 (iv)    Labour Market
       The graduate of the University re in great demand. Most of our Engineering and
       technology students are sought after in oil and oil- related fields while our medical
       graduates are making waves both within and outside the country. Recently, the Managing
       Director of Trade Bank Plc and ICAN officials openly attested to the outstanding
       performances of the University products in its employment. The performance of our
       students at the professional examinations of bodies such as Council of Legal Education,
       COREN, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and the ICAN are impressive and
       outstanding. As a matter of fact, at least two students of department of Accounting passed
       the ICAN final examinations this year.

3.02 External Efficiency of the System
    (i)     Ranking of Nigerian Universities
        One credible way of measuring external efficiency is the accreditation status of its
    programmes and its position in the ranking of the Nigerian Universities under the different
    parameters.
        The University currently enjoys one hundred percent (100%) accreditation of all its
    accreditation of all its academic programmes, some with laudatory comments. We are also
    preparing for the forthcoming accreditation exercise in October/November 2005.
        In the 2004 Ranking Exercise, our university was placed 2nd on the Ph.D Graduate
    Output. On the basis of quality of research, it occupies the 6th position while on the
    basis of Quality of Academic Staff it is on number six. Our Arts programmes were
    ranked 1st while the University ranked 3rd in its Science, Medicine and Law
    programmes (Tables 4a b).
        We urge the National Universities Commission to please correct its records about
    the number of fully accredited courses in the University. We have written to proof that
    the error of treating of distinct programmes as one which occurred in the cases of
    Accounting and Finance as well as Christian Studies and Comparative Religious
   Studies must have led to the wrong calculation by the NUC. It is the wrong calculation
   that is with-holding the approval of our new programmes.

   Table 4a. 2004 Ranking of Nigerian Universities (Unilorin Positions)
   S/No. Based On:                          Position
   1.     Ph.D Graduate Output                   2nd
   2.     Percentage of Successful Graduate      6th
   3.     Quality of Research Output             6th
   4.     Quality of Research Output             6th

   Table 4b: 2004 Ranking of Nigerian Universities by Disciplines
   S/No. Disciplines                    Position
   1.     Arts                              1st
   2.     Law                               3rd
   3.     Science                           3rd
   4.     Medicine                          3rd
   5.     Education                         5th
   6.     Engineering and Technology        6th

(ii) Staff.
External recognition has also been accorded many members of the University staff within and
outside Nigeria. The appointment and honours are further attestation to our high performance.
Few examples are:-

       (i)Prof. S.O.O. Amali         -    Vice-President, Association of African
          (Vice-Chancellor)          -    Universities (AAU).


       (ii)Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede   -    Co-Secretary, National Political Conference
           (DVC Admin.)                   Reform.
                                     -    Member, Nigeria Inter Religious Council
                                          (NIREC)
                                     -    Chairman, Advisory Board on Islamic
                                           Insurance
                                     -    Member, Advisory Board on Islamic Bank
                                          in Nigeria.

 (iii) Prof. L.D. Edungbola          -    Chairman, Technical Advisory Committee
       (DVC Acad)                         on National Onchocerciasvi Control Prog.
                                     -    Consultant & National Technical Adviser
                                          to Carter Centre.

(iv) Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem -       Chairman Governing Council
     (Former VC)                          Kwara State Polytechnic,
                                  -       Fellow, Academy of Letters
(v) Prof. M.I. Ajibero              -   Deputy editor and Business
   (University Librarian)               Manager Nigerian Libraries
                                    -   Director, Nigerian College and Universities
                                        Emporia Nigeria Project
                                    -   Treasurer, Committee of Universities
                                        Librarian of Nigerian Federal Universities.

(vi) Dr. S. Olorunfemi              -   Commissioner for Sold Minerals,
    (Ag. Director, University           Kogi State.
     Health Services)

(vii) Dr. Y.A. AbdulKareem          -   Provost, College of Education, Ilorin
    (Faculty of Education)

(viii) Mr. I.Z. Aliagan             -   Chairman, Editorial Board of the
       (Information Unit)               Herald Newspapers Ilorin.

(ix) Dr. A.Y. AbdulKareem           -   Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin
     (Faculty of Engr. & Tech.)

(x) Dr. A. Abdullahi                -   Provost, Federal College of Education,
   (Faculty of Education)               Okene.

(xi) Dr. Badmus O. Yusuf            -   Provost, Kwara College of Arabic &
    (Faculty of Arts)                   Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin. (Renewal)

(xii) Prof. I.I. Ihimodu            -   Director, Agricultural Management
     (Faculty of Business &         -   Training Institute AMTI, Ilorin (Renewal)
      Social Science)

(xiii) Prof. K.C. Oni               -   Director, NCAM, Ilorin (Renewal)
       (Faculty of Engr. & Tech.)

(xiv) Prof. A.A. Ogunsanya          -   National President, National Association of
      Faculty of Business &         -   Geographers.
     Social Science)

(xv) Prof. Olu Obafemi              -   President, Association of Nigerian Authors
     (Faculty of Arts)              -   Fellow, Society of Nigeria Theatre Arts
                                    -   Member, Trustee, Nigerian International
                                        Book Fair Trust.
                                    -   Visiting Professor to (a) University of
                                        Technology Tenesse (b) University of
                                        Western Illinois, Macomb

(xvi) Prof. Charles Bodunde         -   Literary Judge – 2005 Interactive
       (Faculty of Arts)                    Prizes of the Association of Nigerian
                                            Authors.

(xvii) Prof. (Mrs.) N.Y.S. Ijaya    -       National President of the Researchers and
       (Faculty of Education)               Evaluators (N.A.E.R.E.)

Lecturers, Workshops & Seminars
The various faculties organized lectures, seminars and based workshops during the year. These
include the following:-
           (i)     Faculty of Science Lecture: Nigeria Population Census: Prospect &
                                           Problems by Alhaji Shehu Musa Makama.
(ii)   Faculty of Business and Social Science

        Ilorin Conference on Democracy & Development on 5th – 7th, 2005.
        Workshop on Research methodology for Junior Academic Staff in the University on
         7th & 8th march, 2005.
   
        Faculty of Law
         National Security and Nigerians Role in Peace-Keeping Operation by His Excellency
         the Governor of Osun State.

(iii) Faculty of Education

        Hosted the Committee of Deans of Education in Nigeria Universities with the
         Executive Secretary of NUC – Prof. Peter Okebukola as the Guest Lecturer.

        Second Workshop on Method of Teaching for Newly Recruited Lecturers.

Inaugural Lecturers
        The university has continued to sustain the time-honoured tradition. It will be recalled
that in the last published edition of Inaugural Lecture by NUC, our University has the
highest number of entries.
The University also hosted the American Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency; Mr. John
Campbell during the year. The envoy made a very impressive comment on his observations at
the University.

(iii) Students
         Our students’ performances are satisfactory as shown in the students’ attrition rates
(Table 3). They have also continued to excel in engagements/competitions with other universities
within and outside the country.
During the year under review the following laurels were won by our students in the Faculty of
Law.

        1st Place Trophy Elias Moot Court Competition held on Asaba in June , 2005 – First
         place.
   1st Place Trophy First Toyin Saraki Moot Court Competition held in Kwara Hotels Ilorin
    in July, 2005.

   The Faculty will participate in the 14th edition of the African Moot Court Competition to
    be held in South Africa in September, 2005.
4.0 AN OBECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF NUC SUPPORT.

       The NUC has been quite innovative in the discharge of its statutory supervisory and
    regulatory roles to academic excellence. Few of the very significant and commendable
    innovations are the insistence on Carrying Capacity, the Ranking System, Catalogue
    accredited of Scholarly Journals in Nigerian Higher Education System and the
    Workshop for University Council members. The uniting efforts of the NUC have started
    to yield very positive results. We sincerely hope the NUC will continue with its very
    laudable and appreciated roles in support of the Nigeria Universities system.


5.0 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET PERFORMANCE IN
    2004/2005 FINANCIAL YEAR

The 2004/05 Financial year covers the period between July, 2004 and June, 30th 2005. In the
financial year 2004/2005, a total income of N3,240,500.00 was proposed visa-vis a total
expenditure of N3,379,967.363.48. This would have resulted in a deficit budget of
N139,617.863.48. The budget performance for the year is as summarized on Table 5.

Table 5 Income Budget Performance
Income Head          Budget                  Actual               Variance
                     N                       N                    N
NUC        Recurrent
Grant                2,500,000,000.00        1,941,879,556.95     (558,120,443.05)
NUC Library Fund       250,000,000,00             7,679,826.49    (242,320,173.51)
Sub-Total            2,750,000,000.00        1,949,559,383.44     (800,440,616.56)
Internally Generated
Revenue                 474,024,500.00         374,920, 113.51     ( 99,104,386.49)
Total                3,224,024,500.00        2,324,479,496.95     (899,545,003.05)
Source: Bursary Department, University of Ilorin, August, 2005.

Income
The Income Budget for financial year 2004/2005 as reflected on Table 5 was
N3,224,024,500.00. However the total actual income (both received from Government and
generated internally) was N2,324,479,496.95. This resulted in a negative or an unfavourable
variance of N899,545,003.05 or 28% of the budget. The variance was due mainly to the
inadequate subvention received the from Government. The receipt was just 72% of the budget.
6.0 ANY OTHER MATTER (S) OF CONCERN TO THE INSTITUTION

6.01 Splitting and Restructuring of Departments
This year the NUC has approved our request to split the following department for which we are
most grateful:-
Old Department                                            New Department
1. Biological Science                                     (a) Microbiology
                                                          (b)Zoology
                                                          ( c)Plant Biology

2. Crop Production                                            (a) Crop Production
                                                              (b) Agronomy

3. Mathematics                                                (a) Mathematics
                                                              (b) Computer Science

4. Religious                                                  (a) Arabic
                                                              (b) Religious (Christian,
                                                                  Islamic and Comparative)

5. English                                                    (a) French
                                                              (b) English

These splits have now brought the Academic departments in the University to 59 from the initial
53.
Two departments were re-named during the year due to restructuring of their programmes as
approved by the Senate.
They are:-
    (i)    Department of Curriculum Studies and educational Technology (CSET) now
           know as Department of Science Education.

   (ii)      Department of Educational Foundation now known as Department of Arts and
             Social Science Education. The Social Sciences, courses, which were hitherto in the
             Department of CSET, are now rightly located in the new department of Arts & Social
             Sciences Education.

6.02 New Programmes
Three new programmes, which are already approved by Senate and Council, but awaiting NUC
approval are:
     B.A. Mass Communication – in the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts.

         B.Sc. Food Science in the Faculty of Agriculture.

         B.Sc. Home Economic in the Faculty of Agriculture.
The University is very much under pressure by stakeholders, especially in the North-Central
zone, to commence the degree programme in Mass Communication. By our projection in the
Academic Brief, the take-off time is 2005/06. We therefore appeal to the Commission to
expedite action on our application, as we do not intend to infringe on its laws.

The University, will transit soon from a dual to a mono Campus University. However, in
spite of articulate planning towards this end, there are imminent problems of transportation
for which we are appealing for special intervention. As a second generation University, there
are obvious signs of infrastructural decay that will require special assistance of Government
through a strong positive support from the National University Commission.

6.03 Capital Projects
The University has made additional giant strides in the development of physical structures
rehabilitation through the 2004 appropriation and other internal sources during the year
review. The new projects undertaken during the period under review include the following:-

   1. Faculty of Business & Social Science Office Block
   2. Faculty of Arts Office Block
   3. Faculty of arts Classroom Block
   4. Rehabilitation of Senior Staff Quarter Roads II, III & IV
   5. Rehabilitation of Senior Staff Quarter Rood I
   6. Reactivation of the of the Construction of Dam which was abandoned by the
      defunct Petroleum Trust Fund
   7. Reactivation of Install of Water Treatment Plant which was abandoned by the
      defunct Petroleum Trust Fund.
   8. Completion of Senate Building
   9. Completion of Auditorium

A summary of project performance on all executed during the period under review is
presented in Table 6.
S/No. Title of         Mode of    Commencement Expected   Name of    Contract Completion   Expenditure    Total        Comments
      Project          Work       Date         Date of    Contractor Sum      as at        Within the     Expenditure
                                               Completion            N        30th Sept.   Period of 12   From
                                                                     Million  2005         Months Jan.    Inception to
                                                                                           2004- Sept.    Date
                                                                                           2005           N Million
                                                                                           N Million
1.     Faculty of      Contract   28/2/2005     July 2005    FEBAB         35.95    100%     34.8            34.8     Completed
       Business                                              Nig. Ltd.
       Social
       Science
       Office Block
2.     Faculty of      Contract   28/2/2005     October      Salumax        40.6     40%     23.3            23.3     On-going
       Arts Office                              2006         Nig. Ltd.
       Block
3.     Faculty of      Contract   28/2/2005     August       Solamid        27.1    95%      20.91           20.91    On-going
       Arts                                     2006         Nig. Ltd
       Classroom
       Block
4.     Rehabilitatio   Contract   28/2/2005     July 2005    Shameco        19.6    100%     18.97           18.97    Completed
       n of Senior                                           Nig. Ltd.
       Quarters
       Roads II, III
       & IV
5.     Rehabilitatio   Contract   18/4/2005     August       Johnson         84.5   85%       69.4           69.4     On-going
       n of Senior                              2006         Nig. Ltd.
       Quarters
       Road I
6.     Construction    Contract   5/4/2005      March 2006   CPN Nig.       167.5   35%       80.5           80.5     On-going
       of Dam                                                Ltd
7.     Installation    Contract   5/4/2005      November     Mantec                  73%      50.91         50.91     On-going
       of Water                                 2006         Water       69.67
       Treatment                                             Treatment
S/No. Title of      Mode of    Commencement Expected   Name of    Contract Completion   Expenditure    Total        Comments
      Project       Work       Date         Date of    Contractor Sum      as at        Within the     Expenditure
                                            Completion            N        30th Sept.   Period of 12   From
                                                                  Million  2005         Months Jan.    Inception to
                                                                                        2004- Sept.    Date
                                                                                        2005           N Million
                                                                                        N Million
       lant                                               Nig. Ltd.
8.     Senate       Contract   Sept. 2001    March 2003   Komlinks    127.0    67%         121.64        121.64    On-going
       Building                                           Nig. Ltd.
9.     Auditorium   Contract   Sept. 2001    Sept. 2002   Lat Kenny   111.0    64%          93.56         93.56    On-going

								
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