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UNIABUJA Promotes 10 Academics Staff to Rank of Professor and Associate Professor

The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Governing Council has approved the promotion of six academic staff to the rank of professors and four others to the rank of associate professor.

This was revealed during the University’s 87th Regular Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 15th and Wednesday , 16th September, 2020.

In a statement by the Head, Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, the promotion will take effect from 2018 and 2019, following the receipt of the favourable external external assessment report of their publications.

The statement read in part: Those newly promoted to the rank of Professors include; Dr Wasiu Olugbenga Gabadeen, Educational Management; Dr Ogbe Adamu Okuwa, Veterinary Medicine; Dr Idu Edwin Ejoga, Agricultural Extension and Communication; Dr Pam Z. Chuwang, Field Crop Agronomy; Dr Binta Ibrahim Zaifada, Educational Adminstration and Planning; and Dr Oke Eunice Bose, Educational Management.

“Those promoted to the rank of associate professor, include Dr Hamza Na’Uzo, with specialization in Grammer, Semantics and Socio-linguistics; Dr Dada Mathew Sunday, Educational Administration and Planning; Dr Biyaya Beatrice Nwankwo, Community Medicine Microbiology and Parasitology.

“The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, while congratulating the staff, said their promotion was a testimony to their hard work and dedication to scholarship.

“I hereby convey my warm congratulation to all these deserving and exceptional academic staff of the UofA! “You have all earned this promotion through perseverance in your various academic fields.”’

He tasked the staffs not to rest on their oars, stressing that this is the moment that is the most important they must engage more in quality research and teaching for the betterment of the University and for national development.

Professor Na’Allah added that more promotion of academic and non-academic staff would be treated at the next Council meeting, while explaining that Council has asked Appointments and Promotions Committee (A&PC) to meet soon to address some issues concerning staff who have applied for promotion as well as resolve all matters concerning interviews and position vacancies.

The Vice-Chancellor express gratitude to the staff and students for their cooperation with his administration, assuring them of his continued commitment to creating an enabling environment for research, scholarship and physical development that will lift the University to new heights and register it among world class universities.

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