The authorities of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) has appointed Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, the current Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Services, as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Prof. Shugba succeeds Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, outgoing Vice Chancellor whose single term tenure will end by June 2019.
The Chairman of the University’s Governing Council, Prof. Biodun Adesanya, at a press conference held in Maiduguri said that Shugaba was declared the VC after scoring the highest marks of 83.8 per cent, to beat thirteen other candidates that contested for the seat.
The chairman stated that Prof. Shugaba was selected in accordance with sub0section 3 (c) of the Universities Act of 2012. He explained that the selection board prepared criteria for the exercise and considered the candidates for the post of VC through examination of their curriculum vitae as well as interaction with them.
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