Governor AbdulRazaq appoints Prof. Shaykh-Lukman as KWASU vice chancellor

In a significant move for the academic community, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed Prof. Shaykh-Lukman Alade Jimoh as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU).

This appointment comes after a rigorous screening exercise conducted by the university’s governing council, where Prof. Shaykh-Lukman emerged as the top candidate.

Currently serving as the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shaykh-Lukman previously held the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor from 2020 to 2022.

His extensive experience as an administrator and university scholar has earned him high recommendations for the role.

At 60 years old, Prof. Shaykh-Lukman boasts an impressive academic record. He was honored as the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin in 1988 and received the University Undergraduate Scholarship Award in the 1987/1988 academic year. Additionally, he is a Fellow and member of various professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Public Advocacy and Management and the Council of Experts for the International Centre on Contemporary Research in Islamic Sciences (United Kingdom).

Hailing from Igbaja in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Prof. Shaykh-Lukman’s appointment is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to KWASU, steering the university towards greater academic excellence.

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