The University of Abuja’s (UNIABUJA) Governing Council has announced the endorsement of the promotion of 23 academic staff members to the esteemed positions of professor and associate professor.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the university’s Director of Public Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, revealed that 13 individuals out of the aforementioned 23 were elevated to the rank of professor, while the remaining 10 were promoted to the rank of associate professor.
“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 statement reads.
It added that the academic staff was 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 & geology, and microbiology and parasitology,” the statement said.
Congratulating the newly-promoted staff members, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, described them as hardworking academics, who were committed to the advancement of 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.
“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.”