By Felix Khanoba
The Governing Council of University of Abuja has approved the promotion of six academic staff to the rank of professor and four others to the rank of associate professor.
The approval was given at the 87th regular meeting of Council held on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September 2020.
A statement made available to The AUTHORITY on Sunday in Abuja by Dr Habib Yakoob,
Head, Information and University Relations, said the promotion is
with effect from 2018 and 2019, following the receipt of favourable external assessment reports of their publications.
Those newly promoted to the rank of professor are 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.
On the other hand, those promoted to the rank of associate professor, include Dr. Hamza Na’Uzo, with specialization in Grammar, Semantics and Socio-linguistics; Dr. Dada Mathew Sunday, Educational Administration and Planning; Dr. Biyaya Beatrice Nwankwo, Community Medicine; and Dr. Yunusa Thairu, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.
The statement quoted the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, as congratulating the staff for the well deserved promotion.
““I hereby convey my warm congratulations to all these deserving and exceptional academic staff of the UofA!
“You have all earned this promotion through perseverance in your various academic fields,” he said.
The VC tasked the staff not to rest on their oars, stressing that this is the moment they must engage more in quality research and teaching for the betterment of the University and for national development.
Professor Na’Allah declared that more promotion of academic and non-teaching staff would be treated at the next Council meeting, adding that Council has asked Appointments and Promotions Committee (A&PC) to meet soon to address some issues concerning staff who have applied for promotion as well as resolve all matters concerning interviews and position vacancies.
While expressing gratitude to the staff and students for their cooperation with his administration, he assured them of his continued commitment to creating an enabling environment for research, scholarship and physical development that will lift the University to new heights and register it among world class universities.