UNIAbuja gets 13 new professors, others

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has approved the promotion of 23 academic staff to professorial rank.

According to a statement by the acting director, Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, 13 of the staff got promoted to the rank of Professor, while 10 others were elevated to the rank of Associate Professor.

The University had approved the promotion of the staff at its 80th Regular Meeting of the Appointment and Promotion Committee (A and PC), held on Friday, June 16, 2023.

The Council had at various times considered and approved promotion of the staff to the professorial rank, subject to favourable external assessment.

Upon receipt of assessments, the University sought the approval of the Ministry of Education for the release of the promotion to the beneficiaries, subject to the ratification by the Governing Council when it is constituted.

The exercise revealed that the academic staff were promoted across several disciplines, which include education foundation, medical microbiology, geography, environmental science, history and diplomatic studies, and soil science.

Other disciplines were Christian religious studies, biological science, statistics, microbiology, veterinary medicine, chemical engineering, public administration, biochemistry, obstetrics and Geology, and microbiology and parasitology.

While congratulating the newly promoted staff, the Vice chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, described them as hardworking academics, who were committed to the advancement of knowledge in their various fields of endeavour.

Na’Allah said, “This is a well-deserved recognition of your dedication. Your promotions not only reflect your individual accomplishments, but also serve as a testament to the University’s commitment to nurturing and supporting its academic community.

“You have all consistently demonstrated your unwavering commitment to your respective fields. I will ask you not to relent in impacting your field of knowledge. I encourage you to embrace your roles as mentors, innovators, and catalysts for positive change, help to push the boundaries of knowledge, engage in more groundbreaking research, and inspire the next generation of thinkers and leaders.”