Bayero University Kano (BUK) has promoted fifteen senior lecturers to the rank of Professors.
A statement signed by the Director, Examinations, Admissions, and Records (DEAR), Hajiya Amina Umar Abdullahi, stated that their promotions were approved by the University Senate at its 379th meeting held in December 2019.
The statement said the elevation takes effect from 1st October 2019.
“Senate noted the appointment of the following new Professors and Associate Professors”, said the statement. Those promoted include the Director of Centre for Quranic Studies, Professor Muhammad Babangida Muhammad as Professor of Islamic Studies, Professor Nuratu Mohammed (Geography) and Haruna Musa now Professor of Pure and Industrial Chemistry.
Others include Dr. Rabia Salihu Sa’id now Professor of Physics, Dr. Hassana Sani Darma (Special Education); Dr. Babatunde Olamide Bamgbose, Professor of Oral Diagnostic Dentistry, and Dr. Amina Abubakar Ismail (Economics); Dr. Shehu Usman Yahaya (Agronomy) and Dr. Ahmed Maigari Ibrahim (Environmental Management).
The statement also revealed that the Senate noted the promotion of twenty-eight (28) others to the rank of Associate Professors, which include, University Librarian, Dr. Musa A. Auyo, (Library and Information Science) and Dr. Hajara Umar Sanda (Mass Communication).
Other Associate Professors according to the statement are Dr. Nu’uman Muhammad Habib (Sociology), Dr. Bala Saleh Dawakin Tofa (Sociology); Dr. Garba Iliyasu (Medicine), Dr. Ibrahim Mu’azzam Saminu Maibushira (Islamic Studies and Shariah), Attah Rapheal Avidire (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Dr. Omoje Uchenna Kelvin (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), among others.
The breakdown of the promotion saw four female professors and four associate professors.
Similarly, in a related development, the Senate has approved the downward review of students’ accommodation fees. “Following the interaction and consultation between the students union and Management, a downward review was agreed as follows”, said the statement. Under the new dispensation, postgraduate students are to pay N20,150 instead of N25,150 for accommodation, while for the undergraduate students, the fee for the hostel with bed and mattress has been reduced to N18,090 instead of N20,090.