Ahead of its official launch, the Maryam Abache American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) has appointed Muhammed Magaji as the institution’s acting Vice Chancellor.
The university which will commence academic activities this year has its permanent site situated in Kano state. A Maryam Abacha American University of Niger under the same ownership already exists in Maradi, Niger Republic.
The appointment of Magaji was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the founder and President of the institution, Adamu Gwarzo.
The statement said it followed the recommendation and approval by a nomination committee and the university’s Governing Council respectively. The appointment has already taken effect.
Until his appointment, Prof. Magaji, was the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies in the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger.
Speaking with journalists, the founder of the institution said that Maryam Abacha University of Nigeria will commence full academic activities this year as a private university.
“We are nearing completion of the university’s infrastructures. Everything is in order and we going to give our people the best they can get anywhere in the world. The university will award bachelor degrees in Applied and Medical Sciences, Arts as well as in Social Sciences.
“Also, the MAAUN School of Health Technology will take off in Kaduna within a month or two as everything is near completion,” he stated.
According to Gwarzo, the Maryam Abacha American University of Niger is the first English speaking university in the Francophone Niger Republic.