Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,
July 26, 2023
With the aim of actively promoting sustainable energy solutions and nurturing academic collaborations, the Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Prof. Noah Yusuf, accompanied by the esteemed Management Team, paid a return visit to Thomas Adewumi University (TAU). During the visit, he proposed to explore potential collaboration in harnessing solar power and initiating a joint solar energy project. Following the fruitful discussions, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to be signed in the days to come after the meeting with the Council of Al-Hikmah University.
The visiting University delegation was given a detailed layout of the solar power initiatives already implemented on the TAU campus, showcasing their commitment to sustainable energy practices. Prof. Noah Yusuf, the Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, expressed deep interest in collaborating with TAU on solar power technology and infrastructure. "As part of our university's commitment to environmental sustainability, we are keen to explore collaborations with like-minded institutions. Thomas Adewumi University's achievements in renewable energy research and solar power implementation are impressive, and we believe that together, we can make a significant impact on sustainable energy adoption," he stated.
Prof. Francisca Oladipo, the Vice-Chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University, welcomed the proposal for collaboration and expressed her institution's readiness to contribute its expertise and resources. "We are delighted that Al-Hikmah University has taken the initiative to explore collaborative projects in sustainable energy. Our solar power initiatives have yielded positive results, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experiences to support this joint endeavor," she said. The proposed collaboration between Al-Hikmah University and Thomas Adewumi University aims to establish a solar power project on the Al-Hikmah University campus. The project will involve the installation of solar panels and the implementation of energy-efficient technologies to reduce the University's carbon footprint and promote environmental stewardship.
The joint solar power project is expected to bring numerous benefits to both Universities. Beyond its positive impact on the environment and energy costs, the collaboration will facilitate knowledge-sharing opportunities, research collaborations, and student exchanges, enriching the academic experiences of students and faculty members at both institutions. The proposed collaboration between the two Universities signals a progressive step toward promoting sustainable energy practices in the academic community. By joining forces, these reputable institutions aim to set an example for others and contribute significantly to global efforts in achieving a greener and more sustainable future.