The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has approved the promotion of 10 members of the academic staff of the university.
Six of them were promoted to the rank of professor while the four others were moved up to the rank of associate professor.
The appointment was announced in a statement by its spokesperson, Habib Yakoob.
The statement read, “Those newly promoted to the rank of Professor 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 Crops Agronomy); Dr Binta Ibrahim Zaifada Educational Administration and Planning) and Dr Eunice Bose Oke (Educational Management).
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“Those promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, include Dr Hamza Na’Uzo (with specialization in Grammar, Semantics and Socio-Linguistics); Dr Mathew Sunday Dada(Educational Administration and Planning); Dr Biyaya Beatrice Nwankwo (Community Medicine) and Dr Yunusa Thairu (Medical Microbiology and Parasitology).
According to the statement by the spokesperson, the promotions took effect from 2018 and 2019 following the receipt of the external assessment report of their publications.
“The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah said the promotion was a testimony to their hard work and dedication to scholarship, urging the staff to engage more in quality research and teaching for the betterment of the University and national development,” he said.
He said there would be more promotion of academic and non-teaching staff at the next council meeting which would soon be held to address some issues concerning staff who have applied for promotion and to resolve all matters concerning interviews and vacancies.