KWASU Research Team Wins Ten Million Naira NRF Grant

A team of researchers led by Professor Gbolagade Kazeem Alagbe of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology has won ten million Naira grant from the National Research Fund NRF.

The notice of the grant which was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University and signed by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund said the project titled “On Residue Number System Based Processor’s Realization” won the sum of Ten Million Naira being 100% of the Total Intervention Cost (TIC).

The letter added that “the Research Grant is to enable your Institution and Researcher(s) contribute meaningfully to Government’s desire to revive and make Research and Development the launch pad of National Development”.

In his response at receiving the letter, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Shaykh Luqman Jimoh lauded Professor Gbolagade Kazeem Alagbe and his team for the feat which the Acting Vice Chancellor described as bringing positive attention and laurel to the University.

Professor Jimoh noted that winning research grants was one of the ways of confirming the staff quality and research prowess of institutions adding that this latest grant-winning success was gladdening as it proved that the staff of the University was among the high-flying researchers who were contributing to innovative thoughts and national development.

While congratulating the team, he urged them to ensure that they followed laid down research ethics and abide by the conditions of the grant-awarding institution.

Dr. Saeedat Aliyu
Ag. Director, University Relations

KWASU Staff Makes Wave: Wins £6000 Rufford Foundation Grant

Dr. Segun Olayinka Oladipo of the Department of Zoology, has won The Rufford Foundation Grant of six thousand Pounds.

Notice of the grant which was addressed to the University and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Stuart Paterson, said the grant is in support of a project to intensify conservation actions for the protection of Red List Threatened stingrays in Nigerian Lagos Lagoon.

Commenting on the award, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Shaykh Luqman Jimoh congratulated Dr. Oladipo on winning the grant stating the importance of extending expertise to the conservation of nonhuman nature.

The Acting Vice Chancellor noted that the ensuring the survival of other nonhuman biotic constituents of nature was needed for humans to also thrive.

Professor Jimoh charged the awardee to redouble his efforts in the execution of the project and urged him to continue to bring greater laurels and recognition to the University.

Dr. Oladipo holds first, second and third degrees in Zoology from the Universities of Ilorin and Ibadan.

His current research interest mainly focuses on the use of morphological and molecular data (DNA barcoding) in species identification and the integration of molecular and ecological data to understand how best organisms respond to varying environmental conditions.

He has won many international grants on wildlife biology and conservation from the National Geographic Society, Rufford foundation, Save Our Seas, PADI common grants among others.

Dr. Oladipo has worked in over 10 water systems including Nigeria coaster water; India Ocean in Mombasa, Kenya; Pacific Ocean in San Fransico, USA; and 5 protected areas in Nigeria, including areas designated by the United Nations as World’s Heritage sites.

Most recently, his expedition to Nigerian coaster water resulted in the updating of the documentation of Nigerian endangered rays and presently, he is working on the “Diversity, Distribution and community-based conservation of the marine fish communities in Nigerian Lagos Lagoon using eDNA” using National Geographic Society grant and “Intensifying conservation actions for the protection of Red List Threatened stingrays in Nigerian Lagos Lagoon” through a 2nd Rufford foundation grant.

Dr. Saeedat Aliyu
Acting Director, University Relations

KWASU Wins 12.5 Million Naira Research Grant

Researchers from Kwara State University, Malete, have won the TETFund National Research Fund grant worth twelve and a half million Naira.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh received a letter notifying the University of the award from the institution’s Director of Center for Research and Development, Professor Olawale Moshood Aliyu on Monday April 17, 2023.

The letter which was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor and signed by the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arch. Sonny T. Echono stated that the grant was awarded under the 2021 NRF Intervention.

According to the letter the research will be conducted by a team of Researchers led by Dr. Olayinka Jelili Yusuf with the title “Influence of Cultural and Demographic Attributes on the Spread and Containment of Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria”.

KWASU Scholar Wins $24,000 Cad International Scholarship Grant

Dr. Rashidat Akande of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Kwara State University has won a $24,000 CAD International Scholarship Grant of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship – Advanced Scholars – West Africa (QES-AS-WA) scheme.

Dr. Akande won the QES-AS-WA scholarship award under the year 2022 with the theme “Wurin ta na yin rubutu – Her own room to write”.

Dr. Akande’s participation in the programme is for 2 months and is aimed at supporting women Ph.D.s and early career researchers to expand the frontiers of their research and create lasting impact both in Nigeria and Canada.

KWASU wins 3 TETFund NRF Grants totalling N67m

Three research teams from Kwara State University have won the 2023 cycle of grants from the National Research Fund NRF.

In a reception to present the letters of award and recipients to the management of the University at the Council Chamber on Monday, January 29, 2024, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, described the wins as achievements for the institution.

Professor Jimoh noted that the profile of the University was growing significantly with the constant research grant winning successes by the staff, and urged more staff to showcase their abilities by winning national and international grants to the institution.

The Director of the Centre for Research and Development, Professor Olawale Moshood Aliyu, commended the management of the institution for investing in the training of staff in grant writing which he said is now yielding dividends.

Professor Aliyu added that this current success was evidence that the second goal of the University’s strategic plan which centres on research excellence was being met.

He said plans were underway to enhancing the skills of more staff in writing award winning research proposals.

Present at the event were the management staff of the University, Deans, Heads of Departments, Directors of Centres, and the team members which won the grants.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of the letters to the principal investigators, Dr. Falilat Jumoke Ajao, Dr. Wasiu Awoyale, and Dr. Monsurat Omolara Balogun.

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