The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has announced the approval of the promotion of 23 academic staff members to the rank of professor and associate professor.
This was contained in a statement by the university’s Director of Public Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob.
According to the statement, a total of 13 staff members out of the 23 were promoted to the rank of professor, with the remaining 10 promoted to the rank of associate professor.
According to the statement: “The University of Abuja has approved the promotion of 23 academic staff members to professorial rank. While 13 of the staff members got promoted to the rank of professor, 10 others were elevated to the rank of associate professor.”
The academic staff were promoted across several disciplines, which include education foundations, 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,” the statement said.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who congratulated the newly promoted staff members, described them as hardworking academics committed to advancing knowledge in their various fields of endeavour.
He 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.”
The statement added: “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.”