Eleven professors vie for Dutse varsity VC job
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 at the weekend in Dutse while speaking with newsmen, after inspecting ongoing projects in the university.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jibrila Amin, will end on February 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.
NAN leant that the applicants shortlisted include Prof. Abubakar Kundiri of the Federal University Dutse, Prof. Salisu Abdullahi also from the same institution, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar from Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi, and Prof. Haruna Birniwa of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto