In recognition of its giant strides as a research-intensive University, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has awarded a research grant of N21,123,900 to the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.
The grant, under the TETFund National Research Fund (NRF) Intervention, is for the Institution’s research project, entitled “An Unmanned Aerial System for Pipeline Surveillance” by Professor Leo Daniel as Principal Researcher.
This followed the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Fund.
The approval was contained in a letter, dated April 23, 2019, and signed by the Fund’s Director, Research and Development/Centre of Excellence, U. A. Bukar, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Elias Bogoro.
Addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, the letter stated that the research grant is to enable KWASU and its Principal Researcher to contribute meaningfully to government’s desire to revive and make research and development as a launch pad for national development.
“The duration for the execution of this Research Project shall be 12 Months which must be adhered to. Your Institution is expected to submit progress reports on the research to the Fund.''
“In order to ensure effective implementation of this intervention, TETFund shall work closely with your Institution and Researcher(s) within the stipulated timeframe for the project,” the letter stated.
Leo Daniel is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and pioneer Provost, College of Engineering and Technology, KWASU.
Daniel is also the Director, Aerospace Research and Technology Institute of the University.