University of Abuja gets new VC

The University of Abuja Monday inaugurated Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’alla as the 6th Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Na’allah is the immediate Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU) took over from Professor Michael Umale Adikwu whose tenure ended on June 30, 2019.

Na’allah, during the inauguration, said he would ensure that the university becomes central in the development of educational sector in the country.

“The vision is to make the institution, the university of national unity and to graduate students that will create wealth and not be parasites in the society.

“To graduate scholars that will break new grounds with cutting edge research, a university that will be so fundamental to meet the aspirations of Nigeria.

“Our goal is to be fundamental in the development of this country and ranking of a university is about the impact of the student that graduated from the university.

“We will impact meaningfully as a university and everything we will do is to make sure that University of Abuja is central to the development of educational sector in Nigeria,” he said.

Professor Na’Allah had his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in Sokoto st in 1976, Government Teachers College Birnin Yauri where he obtained the Teachers’ Grade 11 certificate in 1981 and University of Ilorin, where he graduated with a B.A. (Ed) English and Education (Second Class Upper) in 1988.   Professor Na’Allah obtained his Master of Literature in English in 1992 and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 1999.

He was at the Western Illinois University Chicago, USA where he held various positions and was promoted to the professorial rank in 2007. Professor Na’Allah attended several training on Leadership and Educational Administration at Harvard University, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2015.

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