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Meet KWASU's New Vice-Chancellor: Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh

Kwara State University (KWASU) has a new Vice-Chancellor. Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh, previously Acting Vice-Chancellor, has been appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor. He brings extensive experience in teaching, research, and administration. This article highlights his qualifications and achievements. Continue reading to discover how his leadership will shape the future of KWASU.

KWASU Welcomes New Vice-Chancellor

Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh was appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU) on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The announcement, made by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON, marks the beginning of a new chapter for the institution.

Professor Jimoh’s appointment followed a rigorous screening by the university’s governing council, where he emerged as the top candidate. He has served as the Acting Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor between 2020 and 2022, bringing years of experience in teaching, research, and administration to his new role.

Information Details
🏛️ Institution Kwara State University (KWASU)
🎓 New Leader Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh
📅 Appointment June 11, 2024
🌍 Experience Teaching, Research, Administration
🏆 Achievements Multiple Academic Honours
🌐 Background International Scholar of Islamic Studies
🏅 Previous Role Acting Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (2020-2022)
📈 Impact Strengthened KWASU’s Reputation

Who is Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh?

Professor Jimoh is a distinguished scholar in Islamic studies with contributions in various fields such as medicine, psychology, economics, sociology, language, and politics. His academic journey began at the University of Ilorin, where he was the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Religions in 1988. He also received the University Undergraduate Scholarship Award and the title of University Scholar in the same year.

His accolades include memberships and fellowships in professional bodies like the Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management and the Council of Experts for the International Centre on Contemporary Research in Islamic Sciences in the United Kingdom.

Achievements and Vision

During his tenure as Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jimoh led KWASU to significant milestones, solidifying its reputation as a leading institution in Nigeria and beyond. His leadership is characterized by a commitment to community service and academic excellence, ensuring that KWASU remains a dynamic environment for learning and development.

What This Means for KWASU

With Professor Jimoh at the helm, KWASU is set to continue its trajectory of growth and innovation. His vision for the university focuses on enhancing educational standards, fostering research, and building strong community ties.

As a student or faculty member, you can look forward to a period of stability and progress under Professor Jimoh’s leadership. The university aims to provide a supportive environment where academic and personal growth are prioritized.


The appointment of Professor Shaykh-Luqman Alade Jimoh as Vice-Chancellor signifies a promising future for Kwara State University. His extensive experience and dedication to education will undoubtedly benefit the institution, its students, and the community at large.

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