The formal inception of the Student Employment Program was marked by the VC’s inauguration on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011. In her inauguration speech, the Student Employment Officer, Hauwah Kemi Kamaluddeen gave a brief introduction to the program and stated that SEP is conceived as:

  • Opportunity to bring about an ideal opportunity for deserving students to learn and prepare for what the world of work will be like when their training period is over as these are the standard recruitment procedures that characterize the labour market.
  • Opportunity for the university to institute appropriate incentives to promote academic excellence, and provide a chance to practicalise their course curricula and acquire new skills. SEP encourages healthy competition as positions are competitively filled by those meeting the established threshold.
  • Opportunity for the student to know the University better while also serving it. This means the students would not only to have passed through KWASU by the time they graduate, but KWASU would have also passed through them!

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah during his inauguration remarks stated that the principal objective of the Program is for the students to appreciate decent and honest labour and contribute to the development of the Community and the Nation at large while being more disciplined and  better  in time management. He stressed that with this inauguration, close monitoring system including submission of evaluation reports by supervisors will be employed. In conclusion, he stated that the program is a permanent commitment of the University; Hence, the University will continue to improve on its student employment strategies and techniques.

As a core part of the University’s total commitment to Community Development, and its strategy to enhance innovation, strategic partnerships and resource mobilisation, it is gratifying to note that this is another accomplishment and a key contribution towards the realisation of the mission and vision of the Kwara State University.