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UniAbuja promotes 10 to rank of professor, associate professor

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UniAbuja promotes 10 to rank of professor, associate professor

University of Abuja UniAbuja promotes 10 to rank of professor, associate professor

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has reportedly confirmed the upgrade with effect from 2018 and 2019 of six academic staff to the rank of professor and four others to the rank of associate professor.

A statement on Sunday by Dr Habib Yakoob, Head of University, Information and Public Relations, said the action followed the receipt of a favorable external evaluation report of their publications.

“Approval was granted at the 87th regular meeting of the Council, which took place on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September 2020,” explained the document.

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 Crops Agronomy; Dr. Binta Ibrahim Zaifada, Educational Administration and Planning; and Dr. Oke Eunice Bose, Educational Management, were newly promoted to the rank of professor.

Dr Hamza Na’Uzo, with a specialty in Grammar, Semantics and Socio-linguistics, has been upgraded to the rank of Associate Professor; Dr Dada Mathew Sunday, Educational Administration and Planning; Dr Biyaya Beatrice Nwankwo, Community Medicine; and Dr Yunusa Thairu, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.’

“While congratulating the staff, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said their promotion was a compliment to their hard work and commitment to scholarship.

I would like to express my warm congratulations to all these worthy and excellent academic staff at UofA! “Professor Na’Allah said, adding:” Through perseverance in your different academic fields, you have all won this promotion.

He assigned the workers not to rest on their oars, stressing that this is the moment when they need to be more involved in quality research and teaching for university advancement and national growth.

At the next Council meeting, Professor Na’Allah confirmed that further promotion of academic and non-teaching staff would be discussed, adding that the Council instructed the Appointments & Promotions Committee (A&PC) to meet soon to discuss some issues relating to staff who have applied for promotion as well as to resolve all issues relating to interviews and vacancies.

While expressing gratitude to the staff and students for their cooperation with his administration, he convinced them of his continued dedication to creating an enabling atmosphere for study, scholarship and physical growth that would boost the university to new heights and register it among world-class universities.

Hossana C. Infozer, you can link up with me via social media platforms @officialinfozer.

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