Professor Mohammed Khalid Othman (MNSE, MNIAE, MASABE, MISTRO) popularly called MK Othman is a Professor of Agricultural Engineering of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU Zaria). He is the Executive Director of National Agricultural Extension Research and Liason Services (NAERLS) ABU Zaria. He is a member governing boards of IAR, NAPRI, DAC, member ABU Council, member ABU Microfinance, Chairman Board of NAERLS Suites, Director Gulf and Inland amongst others.
He was born on 22nd July, 1962 in Bindawa Local Government Area of Katsina state.
He attended Bindawa Primary School on 1st September, 1977. He then proceeds to Govt. Secondary School Funtua in 1982 for his secondary education and then to School of Basic Studies/ABU Zaria in 1983 for IJMB certificate. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 1988, and Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, followed by ENGREF (Science of Water on continent; Hydrology/Hydraulics) in Montpellier, France in 2002. He, however, bags his Ph.D. in Irrigation Water Management in 2007 from Ahmadu Bello University.
Professor Mohammed Khalid Othman started his career in 1989 to 1990 Assistant Lecturer at Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic and as a senior lecturer at Federal Polytechnic Bauchi from 1990 to 1998. In 1998 he transferred to Prestigious Ahmadu Bello Bello University as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering where he is currently lecturing to date. He was officially elevated to the rank of Professor in 2014.
He supervises a large number of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prof MK Othman authored and co-authored morethan 100 academic publications, Conference proceedings, books, journals and presented papers on the field of his studies, attended seminars both in and outside Nigeria.
Prof. MK Othman is a writer, columnist and bags countless academic awards in excellence, sports, and humanitarian services.
His weekly newspaper column is “Breakthrough with MK Othman” being Published by Leadership Friday and Online Papers; Neptune Prime and Katsina Post.
The articles in the Column can be accessed via www.breakthroughwithmkothman.blogspot.com