Breaking: Bala appoints Professor Fatima Tahir VC BASUG

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has appointed the first female professor from Bauchi local government Fatima Tahir, as the new vice chancellor of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG) otherwise called ‘Sa’adu Zungur University’

Immediate past commissioner of education and higher education Dr Aliyu Tilde disclosed this Monday in a statement.

Our correspondent reports that a new commissioner is yet to be appointed to replace Tilde since his resignation few days ago.

“Bauchi State Government has just released the appointment of Professor Fatima Tahir as the new Vice Chancellor of Sa’adu Zungur University, Gadau”. He said.

He added that the new VC came first in the list of 12 applicants who were shortlisted and interviewed for the position a month and a half ago.

Fatima was also the first female professor of microbiology in the state produced by the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi and served as lecturer in the university and later taught at BASUG before she was appointed VC.

She also served as Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) academics at the Nigeria Army University, Biu, Borno State in recent years.