Abdulrasak Oniye, a professor at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Kigali, Rwanda. Oniye successfully clinched the position amidst stiff competition from other professors from Nigeria, South Africa and Namibia.According to the Council of the Rwandan University, he was unanimously chosen.The appointment has been described as a massive achievement for his family, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State and Nigeria at large.The University of Kigali (UoK) is a fully accredited and chartered University by the Government of Rwanda which started operations in October 2013.Professor Oniye’s appointment is by no means a novel phenomenon in the academic sphere as just last year, a Nigerian professor, Charles Egbu was named as Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom.

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