The Governing Council of University of Abuja has unleashed promotion on the institution, affecting 118 staff, comprising 43 lecturers and 75 non-teaching staff.
A statement from the Head of Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, gave a breakdown of the list as including four of the academic staff that were promoted to the rank of professor, 10 that were promoted to the rank of Associate professor and 19 that were promoted to the position of senior lecturer, even as four were elevated to lecturer 1 and six to lecturer 11.
Dr. Habib said that the approval of the promotion was given at the 91st Regular meeting of Council held on December 2 and 3, 2021.
“Those newly promoted to the rank of professor following the receipt of favourable external assessment report of their publications include Dr. Oluwafemi Rufus Adebisi (Animal Science); Dr. Isa Mohammed Abdullahi (Public Administration); Dr Jude Nduka Omeje (Veterinary Medicine) and Dr Sulaiman Alabi Yusuf (Linguistics).
“Similarly, out of the 75 non-teaching staff in the list, 9 were promoted from Senior Assistant Registrar to Principal Assistant Registrar; 6 were principal executive officers, 15 higher executive officers, and 20 secretarial officers. “There were also 15 technologists and 10 staff from the Accounting unit.
The Vice- Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, according to the statement, said that the promotion was a testimony to their continued dedication, hard work and discipline.
Professor Na’Allah said that the University Management, with the support and guidance of the Council, is determined to ensure that no staff who merits promotion is ever denied such a privilege.
“At the University of Abuja, hard work, integrity and dedication of staff to duty mean a lot to us. So we shall continue to provide enabling environment to all our staff to work harder, be more dutiful, and be able to carry out their responsibilities with utmost integrity so as to help us achieve our dreams of joining the league of world-class universities soon,” the Vice Chancellor said.