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Home Education FUDMA: Governing council reverses nomination of Prof Kankia, approves Prof Kutugi as new Ag VC
FUDMA: Governing council reverses nomination of Prof Kankia, approves Prof Kutugi as new Ag VC

FUDMA: Governing council reverses nomination of Prof Kankia, approves Prof Kutugi as new Ag VC

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FUDMA: Governing council reverses nomination of Prof Kankia, approves Prof Kutugi as new Ag VC

The Governing Council of Federal University Dutsin-Ma has approved the appointment of Prof. Adamu Nchama Baba-Kutigi as the new Acting Vice Chancellor of the university.

The approval of the appointment of the New Acting Vice Chancellor followed his nomination by the Senate of the university at its 73rd Emergency meeting held on Wednesday 20th March 2019.

This is contained in a statement signed by the University’s Acting Director, Public Relations and protocols, Habibu Garba Matazu and made available to newsmen in Katsina.

According to the statement, the appointment of the new Acting Vice-Chancellor takes effect from 27th March 2019.

In line with section 5 sub-sections 14 of the Universities Miscellaneous provisions, Amendment Act, 2003, the appointment of the new acting vice chancellor is for a maximum period of six months in all circumstances.

The appointment would subsist only up to the time the University Authority is able to appoint a substantive Vice Chancellor provided the time is within the period from 27th March, to 26th September 2019.

The Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council Prof. Marliyya Zayyan and members of the Governing Council of the university congratulate the new Acting Vice Chancellor for his new appointment.

Until his new appointment, Prof. Baba- Kutigi was the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Science and former Head, Department of Physics of the University.

Prof. Kutigi who hails from Kutigi, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State was born on 10th June 1956 and had his early Education at Government Secondary School Eyagi, Bida L.G.A He obtained Nigerian Certificate in Education ( NCE) at the Teachers College Minna in 1979.

The Academic luminary attended the former University Sokoto, now Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and proceeded to the famous Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physics.

He has vast teaching and research experience and also has a membership of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) and Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology (NATT).
The New Acting Vice Chancellor served as Deputy Director, Centre for Preliminary and Extra-Moral Studies and served as a Member Governing Council representing Congregation at the Federal University of Technology Minner.

Prof. Kutigi has many publications and attended local and international academic conferences, seminars and workshops with linkages to many research institutes.

Recall that Katsina Post earlier reported to you that Professor Kankia was nominated as university’s Acting VC pending the approval of the university’s Senate which later on reversed his nomination on moral ground because of his relationship with the current University’s Registrar.

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