Varsity moves to reposition for global competitiveness
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Varsity moves to reposition for global competitiveness

The authorities of the Kaduna State University (KASU) has began a three-day retreat to reposition the institution for global competitiveness.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Musa, disclosed this at the opening of a retreat, on Tuesday, in Kaduna.

Musa said that the goal was to enable the university to solve societal challenges through research.

“A Teaching Excellence Initiative (TEI) is underway to enable lecturers to improve their capacity for exemplary instruction.

“And impart knowledge for skills, global competitiveness, self-reliance and global employability,” the VC said.

The retreat’s objective, he said ts to provide a foundation for re-engineering.

It also aimed at repositioning the school to become a key player in global education delivery.

Musa added that the retreat would enable the institution to collectively develop a five-year action plan to identify its priorities.

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“This will enable us to critically analyse the current state of the university, outlining the its vision, identify the gaps and chart ways to address them.

“It will also help us find common ground for the teaching and non-teaching staff, students and alumni to have a common vision, mission and same objectives,” he said.

The VC said that the move is in line with his vision of making KASU a regional leader and global player in quality university education delivery.

“KASU should not be a mere educational institution that produces graduates but should be a leading institution of choice regionally and globally.

“Our goal is to create an environment that allows scholars to come up with solutions to societal challenges,” he said.

Musa pledged to work with the university’s management towards encouraging lecturers and non-teaching staff to make a positive difference.

KASU, he said, required reform to address challenges of dysfunctional units and inadequate financial resources to achieve optimal research output.

According to him, the turnaround strategy will result in speedy progress in research productivity, teaching excellence and financial performances.




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