From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University (KASU), Prof. Muhammad Tanko, has said the university is promoting research through collaboration with local and foreign universities to effectively respond to societal problems and needs.
Tanko stated this yesterday at the opening of a two-day international conference with the theme, “Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences Research, organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, KASU.
Tanko, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, said that the university gave premium to research to solve societal problems and contribute to sustainable national development.
He said that the university had so far, entered into collaboration with more than 10 foreign universities in the United States, Japan, Malaysia and Europe.
He explained that the collaboration was on different areas of research in response to human needs, adding that KASU would soon finalise another collaboration with World Health Organization, also on research.
The Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Yahaya Zakari, noted that human behaviour has continued to change, stressing the need for new ideas in research methodology that would provide accurate answers to research questions.
The Keynote Speaker, Ghali Na’abba, former Speaker, House of Representative, who spoke on the topic, “Collegiality in Governance: A Panacea for Sustainable Development”, noted that ‘all is not well with Nigeria’.
According to him, what is required is the creation and sustenance of trust, building and maintenance of institutional cooperation and frameworks that will ensure socio-economic growth and stability for sustainable development.