About 400 teaching and non-teaching staff of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have been promoted to various ranks in the university.
Report reveals that a breakdown of 212 non-teaching staff and 188 teaching staff were promoted, in which 23 became professors while 41 others became associate professors.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi, who announced that the decision was the outcome of the university’s recent promotion exercise as approved by its Appointment and Promotions Committee (senior staff) chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Seddi Maimako.
“Among the registry staff elevated to new ranks are; Mr. Samuel Mwansat, Director of Alumni Relations, who was promoted to the rank of Senior Deputy Registrar and Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi, Head of Information and Publications to the rank of Deputy Registrar,” the statement added.
Condemning the poor funding of the education and healthcare delivery systems in most African countries, Dr. Daniel Kokong, a senior lecturer in the College of Health Sciences who emerged the only African named on the 12-member Research and Scholarship Standing Committee at the International College of Surgeons (ICS), promised to make a special case for the University of Jos, Nigeria and Africa while serving as an ambassador of Nigeria and Africa at the ICS.