A 15-man team from University of Ilorin on Thursday visited Kwara College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) for verification toward affiliation of the college and some courses with the University.
Prof. Rafiu Adewole, Director Centre for Affiliated Institution, University of Ilorin, led team to the Kwara CAILS in Ilorin for the verification on affiliation of some courses with University of Ilorin.
He said that there was need for inspection of any institution that wants to affiliate with the university, to avoid any form of damage of the University’s name and integrity.
While inspecting the Library with his 15-man team, Adewole noted that the library complex and language laboratory were in good conditions, but stressed the need for expansion to accommodate more students.
The don also said that the reference section of the library was not well stocked, adding that there was need for more books, journals and availability of current materials for research purpose.
The team leader said that the college should abide by all the requirements for admission of students, in accordance with NUC and the University’s rules and regulations.
He said that the National University Commission (NUC) has made credit pass in Mathematics, as one of the requirements for admission into Universities.
Adewole said that the head of each department must be a Ph.D holder, and there was need to indicate the number of full time lecturers and adjunct lecturers in the college.
According to him, there must be enough lecturers in each of the department to facilitate the affiliation.
He said that the observations made would increase the chances of the College to secure approval for the affiliation from the NUC and the University’s senate.
Responding, the Provost of the College, Dr Abdullahi Olokooba commended the team for the visit and promised to work on everything that was said and observed.
Olokooba said that since the establishment of the school in 1992, the past provost had tried to affiliate with the University but all effort proved abortive.
He said that the present Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of kwara gave the college the opportunity to choose any university of its choice, which made the college to choose University of Ilorin.
He said that the college is fully prepared to run seven degree courses, such as Bachelor in Arts in Arabic and Bachelor in Arts in Islamic Studies.
Also, Bachelor in Education in Arabic, Bachelor in Education in Islamic Studies, Bachelor in Education in English, Bachelor in Education in History and International Relation as well as Bachelor in Education in Yoruba.