The Governing Council of Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced Prof. Mu’azu Abubakar Gusau of Usmanu Danfodiyo University as the University’s substantive third Vice-Chancellor.
The announcement was made by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Rt. Hon. Yissa Ezekiel Benjamin on Thursday, 10th December, 2020 at the University’s Council Chamber immediately after the completion of the University’s 20th Council Meeting (Special).
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Hon Benjamin stated that the process for the selection of the VC began when the University called for application through advertisement published on two national dailies.
As a result of the advert, the University received 25 applications from erudite scholars across the country four of which were searched by the University through search team constituted as provided by the law.
“Six out of the total applicants were disqualified as a result of their inability to fulfill the requirements indicated in the advertisement,” the Chairman said.
He stated that all the processes undertaken by the Council was guided by the University Miscellaneous Act 1993, Decree no. 11 and the amendment Act 2003.
He further mentioned that the process was also undertaken with full participation of two principal officers of Federal Character Commission (FCC) in the state.
According to the Chairman, Prof Gusau scored a total of 79.5%, Prof. Mamman Audu Wasagu 76.5 while Prof. Umar Adamu Danbatta took third position with a total of 75.4% among the 19 applicants invited for interaction.
“The Council has already approved the appointment of Prof. Mu’azu Abubakar Gusau as the third Vice-Chancellor of FUGUS to serve for a period of 5 years starting from 10th February, 2021”
“The Registrar of the University will communicate to him of his appointment,” the Chairman further said.
He stated that the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, would also be informed of the development in the University through Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu.
Prof Gusau is a Professor of Toxicology from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and had obtained his P.hD from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.