Kwara State University, Malete received the “Most Outstanding Tertiary Institution” award at the 2022 Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Annual Press Week/Dinner Award Night.

The event which was held at the Kwara State Banquet Hall, had in attendance the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who received the award on behalf of the institution.

KWASU Professor Bags KWSG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

In yet another achievement being recorded by staff and students of the Green University for Community Development and Entrepreneurship, a professor with Kwara State University, Malete has received the State Government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to society.

Professor David Babalola, a professor of Church History and Theology in the department of Religions, History and Heritage studies received the award during the State Government’s celebration of distinguished indigenes of the State on Friday December 23, 2022.

The award which read that it was “in appreciation of your accomplishments, outstanding character, work ethics and commitment to uplifting human dignity in the society” was one of the ways the State Government was promoting excellence, patriotism and hard work among the indigenes of the State.

Responding to award, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Shaykh Luqman Jimoh, expressed great joy and excitement describing it as a recognition of quality of service from members of the Kwara State University community to the state, nation and world at large.

Prof. Jimoh congratulated the recipient adding that the award would motivate all members of the University to strive more for excellence.

The Acting Vice Chancellor described Professor Babalola as an excellent scholar who was keen on contributing to society as exemplified by his continued service to educating the coming generation even after retirement.

Professor David Babalola was born in Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and attended schools in Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State, Michigan USA, Ile-Ife and Ibadan.

He earned a B.A. Theology/History in 1973, B.A. History in 1976, M.A. History in 1977, Master of Divinity in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Church History in 1988.

Professor Babalola attained the rank of Professor in 2004 and is the first from Kwara State to be appointed President of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Western States (which comprised Kwara, Kogi, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos states).

He is also the pioneer General Secretary of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Nigeria and Senior Pastor for Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo.

He served as the pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management Services at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo before joining the services of Kwara State University where he currently heads the Christian Studies unit.

Professor Babalola has many publications in both international and national outlets particularly on the history and administration of Seventh Day Adventists in Nigeria.

He has also received many national and international awards before this honour by the Kwara State Government.

Dr. Saeedat Aliyu
Ag. Director, University Relations


KWASU’s Dr. Samsudeen Azeez of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry emerged 2nd runner up in the Oral Presentation Award at the 5th Nigeria Academy of Science Conference.

His presentation was titled “Preparation and Characterization of Novel Mixed Nano-metal Oxides Composited with Activated Kaolinitic Clay for Photodegradation of Rhodamine B”.

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