Forty-nine scholars of the University of Abuja have been promoted to the ranks professors and associate professors.
This followed the approval of the promotion by the Governing Council of the university, chaired by Prof Ahmed Modibbo.
A release from the university, issued by its head of information and public relations, Habib Yakoob,
said 22 of the concerned lecturers were promoted to the rank of professor and 27 to the rank of associate professor.
It read, “The council approved the promotion of the academic staff at its 94th and 95th regular meetings, which took place on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th October 2022, and Thursday 8th, Friday 9th December, respectively.”
Our correspodent reports that the promotion cut across radiology, veterinary pathology, political science, Islamic Studies, history and diplomatic studies, biological sciences, guidance and counselling, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, public law, economics, chemistry, physics, veterinary anatomy, theatre arts, mechanical engineering, public administration, sociology, computer science, and philosophy.
The vice-chancellor, Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said the university management, with the support and guidance of the council, would continue to encourage staff to be hardworking.
In his words, “While congratulating you on your promotion to the professorial rank, I urge you to continue to demonstrate consistent hard work, high quality teaching and research, all of which have contributed immensely to your elevation to this much-coveted rank.
“Let me also encourage other academics to be more steadfast and hard working because we are determined to have well-trained staff, who can hold their heads high and have the capacity and passion to drive our great university into joining the league of world-class universities.
“A number of exceptional female academics were also promoted to professorial cadre, and the university is very proud of this.”
The vice-chancellor listed one of the newly promoted dons to include Aisha Maikudi, who he said ‘is the youngest and first female law professor from Katsina State and indeed the North-west Region, promoted as a professor of international law’.