It was a beautiful atmosphere at the Kwara State University Malete (KWASU) on 6th of June 2019 when the biggest library in West Africa was commissioned by the delegates of Tertiary Institution Trust Fund (TETFUND), representatives of the federal government, state government and academia.
The project which was sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is worth Two billion Naira. It comprises of library annex and main library auditorium which can occupy nothing less than 1000 library user at a time.
According to the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah in a just-concluded convocation ceremony of the university, he disclosed that the library is the heart of any institution because it enhances research, learning and promote reading culture among the student and that is why they have decided to embark on such a great project. He added that the University Library would run 24 hours service with uninterrupted power supply through the solar system built by the university to make the learning easy for the student of the university and researchers throughout the world.
Na’Allah call on students to make use of the library and improve in their academics because it is not made for tourism and attractions only, it is purely made for academic excellence and research development.
“The library is made for you, use it all the time, it is not for tourism and attractions only, it is for academic excellence and research development,” he said.
In corroborating the vice-chancellor, the deputy vice-chancellor of the school, Professor Saka Mahmud said the university community is delighted to open the biggest library in the whole of West Africa because history will never forget them for this great achievement. ”This is the greatest achievement that has ever happened in the history of this university. The federal government gave us money, and we used it judiciously, it is a welcoming idea which caught the attention of the President to commission the library.”
The outgoing vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Na’Allah, extended his sincere gratitude to the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and the chairman of TETFUND for the fund released for the project and their commitment to improving education in Nigeria.