The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, today, Friday, February 23, 2018, unveiled its newly established Institute of Advanced Military Studies (IAMS), the first of its kind in Africa.
The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, unveiled the Institute and its Director, Dr. Ademola Araoye, at a Press Conference, held at KWASU Council Chambers.
Noting that the Institute’s mandate is to award an advanced Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Advanced Military Studies, he said the programme would commence in the 2018/2019 Academic Session.
“With all happiness, I want to announce the birth of the Institute of Advanced Military Studies in Kwara State University. This is an Interdisciplinary Studies that is looking at first-rate critical thinking and intellectualism in our military tradition,” he announced.
The University’s helmsman clarified that the Institute is not a technical military school but an academic and intellectual interdisciplinary Institute aimed at admitting topnotch military personnel and some civilians from all parts of Africa.
“What we are announcing its creation today is not only a Nigerian thing; it is a Pan-African thing. We look forward to mobilising the entire continent, from West Africa to all parts of the continent, to begin to rethink and develop things that are our own. Something that is local but also international; something that is African but also universal,” he stated.
He said the birth of the Institute was a product of rigorous planning, which commenced in 2014, adding that the pioneer Director was appointed based on his achievements as an intellectual and a retired diplomat of international repute.
Kwara state university is the first university in Nigeria to introduces military institute studies.
Source: Kwasu Update