For his contributions to multidisciplinary
research and inter-
Tertiary institutions collaborations in Africa,
Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof.
Ambali (OON), has been rewarded with yet
The award, a brainchild of The Research
Networks, was presented to Prof. Ambali in
last Tuesday (March 22, 2016).
The Vice-Chancellor was among the six
renowned academics honoured at the 2016
edition of the
International Multidisciplinary Cross-Border
Science, Technology, Education, Arts,
Management and the
Social Sciences (iSTEAMS) held at the
Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana, in
their various contributions to human capital
cross-border academic initiatives and the
development of education in Africa.
Other award recipients at the well-attended
were Prof. Edward Santiago-Blas of the
University, USA; Prof. Joshua Alabi, the Vice-
the University of Professional Studies, Accra,
Clement Dzidonu, the President, Accra
Technology (AIT), Accra, Ghana; Prof. (Mrs.)
Goski Alabi, the
Dean, Centre for International Education and
University of Professional Studies, Accra,
Ghana; and Dr.
Hilda Vember of the Cape Peninsula
Technology, South Africa.
Presenting the award to Prof. Ambali, on
behalf of the
organisers, one of the special guests and a
Prof. Santiago-Blas, described the Unilorin
helmsman as “a
household name in the international academia
giant strides of achievements that have
placed the University
of Ilorin on the global education map”.
Prof. Santiago-Blas said it was, therefore, not
a surprise that
such a globally acknowledged achiever was
for his services in the area of educational
He, therefore, congratulated Prof. Ambali,
“continuous progress as he contributes to
intermediary and collaborative research”.
In his response after receiving the award, the
award-winning Vice-Chancellor thanked the
Africa Networks for finding him worthy of the
award, saying, “The fact that the organisers
the excellence in me only points to one fact
and that is that
the Research Nexus is also a bundle of
excellence because it
takes excellence to recognise excellence”!
The award ceremony was part of the three-
Conference themed “Addressing Human-
through Multidisciplinary Innovations and
The Unilorin Vice-Chancellor was
accompanied to the
ceremony by the Director, Computer Services
Information Technology (COMSIT), University
of Ilorin, Prof.
Musa Isiyaku Ahmed, who also delivered one
of the two
keynote addresses at the Conference; the
Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr.
Kunle Akogun; the
Principal Assistant Registrar, Vice-
University of Ilorn, Mr. Kazeem Kayode
Protocol Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Mr.
Agboola; and the Deputy Director, Ilorin
University of Ilorin, Dr. Rasheed Jimoh, who
was also a
member of the Conference Organising
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