Prof. Maimuna Waziri defeats 47 professors to emerge FUG’s first female VC
NEWS DIGEST – The governing council of the Federal University Gashua has approved the appointment of Prof. Maimuna Waziri as the new vice chancellor of the university.
The News Digest reports that Professor Shehu Abdul Rahaman and Professor Andrew Haruna were the two past VC of the university.
She emerged the third substantive vice chancellor of the university after defeating 47 professors who initially applied for the post.
A statement by the university spokesman, Usar Ignatius, said Mrs Waziri is a Professor of Chemistry.
According to him, she would succeed Prof Andrew Haruna whose tenure would end early February.
Announcing the council’s decision after its 5th meeting held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, the Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing council, Ibrahim Akuyam, said 48 professors applied for the position out of which 25 were shortlisted for interaction and three best candidates emerged from which the Council chose Professor Maimuna Waziri as the new Vice Chancellor.
While congratulating the new vice chancellor, the chairman called on her to carry all the staff along.