Sunday, November 8, 2015 7:52 pm
The Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, said the council had shortlisted 11 professors out of the 24 who applied for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Adedoja disclosed this on Sunday in Dutse while speaking with newsmen after inspecting ongoing projects in the university.
The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jibrila Amin, will end on Feb.16, 2016.
Adedoja said that the process for shortlisting the applicants was rigorous; adding that at the end of the exercise the best candidate will emerge.
He noted that the outgoing pioneer Vice-Chancellor had laid a solid foundation which the next VC would build upon, pointing out that the council was particularly happy with the system and the structures in the new university.
The chairman said that the out-going VC had within a short time moved the university to the permanent site, graduated its first set and also established a Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.
The applicants shortlisted include Prof. Abubakar Kundiri of the Federal University Dutse, Prof. Salisu Abdullahi also from the same university, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar of from Abubakar Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi, and Prof. Haruna Birniwa of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
Others are Prof. Hadi Suberu of Federal University, Lokoja, Prof. Sherifdeen Tella of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, Prof. Yusuf Alhassan of Bayero University, Kano and Prof. Taiwo Olusegun Omobuwajo also from Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Prof. Okechukwu Ukaga of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Prof. Zakari Muhammad of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Prof. Zaccheaus Apata of the University of Ilorin also made the list.