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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

26 professors battle for VC slot

UNIJOS
26 professors from various disciplines have been invited for interview between 19th and 21st April for the post of University of Jos, Vice Chancellor.
This is with the hopes of choosing a VC  as the outgoing VC, Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai’s tenure will end on the June 20 2016.
TheNation has the list of interested candidates.
Prof. Ezekiel Best, Dean social sciences, Prof Dung Pam Sha, Director, Office of Research, Prof Audu Nanven Gambo, immediate Past Director, Centre for conflict management and peace studies, Prof Yilkur N. Lohdip, Director Academic Planning, and Prof Sebastian Maimako, dean , Management Sciences.

Prof Isaac Lar of English Dept is also interested in the post, as are Prof Umar Danfulani, immediate past Dean of Arts, Prof G. O. Akpa, former V.C, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Prof. Thomas Baba Bingel of History, Prof Andrew Haruna, current vice chancellor, Federal University Gashua, Prof Francis Ojaide of Accounting, Prof H.A Lar of Geosciences, Prof Dimis Mailafia of Economics, Prof Abraham Mallum of Education, Prof Daniel Dabi of Geography and Planning, Prof N.K. Dakum , former  Dean of Medical Sciences, and a female candidate, Prof Naomi James Rugu, Director of SIWES.
Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyaiplay
Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai
Outgoing VC, Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai


Seven Candidates from other universities made up of Prof Ashom Musa of Abuja University, Prof Bala Dogo of NDA University, Prof J.S.Rabo, Prof. E.J Nwana, Prof D.I Jaja, Prof. Rasheed Jimoh Ijodda and Dr. Joseph Maangut are also in for the hot battle.
This is the highest number of candidates in the history of the 40 years old institution.
The University of Jos governing council, under the chairmanship of Chief Dr. Don Etiebet, with representatives from the university senate will conduct the interview, and announce the winner within 24 hours.

The candidates would be expected to unfold their dream plans for the University, at the interview, and panel members will ask them questions from their presentations, and issues relating to the University administration, with emphasis on the university of Jos peculiarities.
Two weeks ago, 52 years old Monday Danjem, emerged as the new Registrar of the University. He came top of four other candidates, in a keenly contested interview.

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