THE Governing Council of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) at the weekend ratified the appointments of Professors Samuel E. Kakulu and Mohammed Gidado Tahir as deputy vice-chancellors for the institution.
The duo replaced Dr. Florence Chimezie Nwinyi and Dr. Muktar Mohammed Adamu, who just served one term.
Until his election, Kakulu, who would be 58 on August 30, a professor of Analytical Chemistry, was the director of Academic Planning Unit of the university. He hails from Edo State.
He attended the University of Ibadan crowning it with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1985. Tahir, the pioneer executive secretary of the National Commission for Nomadic Education
(NCNE) and Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) joined the services of UNIABUJA in 2008.
He began his academic career at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria as a graduate assistant in 1975.
He transferred his services to the then University of Sokoto, now Usumanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto as lecturer one in 1982, rising to become a professor of Adult and Higher Education in 1992. He graduated from ABU in 1974 where he has Bachelor of Arts in Education. He followed it up with Masters of Science Education and PhD in Education from Indiana University in the United States between 1978 and 1981 respectively.
He was a deputy and later provost of the Federal College of Education, Yola between 1987-1994. He became the HOD, Educational Management of UNIABUJA in 2008.
VNTI Nigeria wishes Professor Samuel E. Kakulu and Mohammed Gidado a successful tenure.
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