FG appoints VC, registrars for nine new varsities: Aluko, Nebo, Ibidapo-Obe, Okogbaa in the mix

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February 9, 2011
  
 
 
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FG appoints VC, registrars for nine new varsities

By John Alechenu, Abuja 
Thursday, 10 Feb 2011
 
The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the appointment of vice-chancellors and registrars for the nine new federal universities.

Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, made the announcement at a media briefing in Abuja.

She explained that the decision to appoint the chief executives was in line with the Federal Government’s desire to ensure the commencement of academic activities in the institutions in September 2011.

The minister said the Federal Executive Council had approved temporary and permanent sites for the take-off of the institutions across the six geo-political zones.

She added that, “Council also approved N1.5bn for each university, to be sourced from the Education Trust Fund.
“As an affirmation of the readiness of government to ensure that the universities fully take off by September this year, President Goodluck Jonathan has graciously approved the appointment of vice-chancellors and registrars for the new universities.”

The minister said care was taken to ensure that the vice-chancellors were carefully chosen from the ranks of former VCs, deputy vice-chancellors, provosts of colleges of medicine as well as Nigerian professors in the Diaspora. It was also agreed that none of the vice-chancellors would serve in a university within his or her geo-political zone.
But an exemption was made in the case of registrars in order to ensure a good host community-university relationship.

Those appointed were a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, who is now the VC of Federal University, Ndufe-Alike, Ebonyi State, while Mr. G.O Chukwu was appointed registrar.

Prof. Abdulmumini Rafindadi and Mrs. Habiba Adeiza were appointed VC and registrar respectively for Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State.

Prof. Ekanem Braide and Dr. Idris Jibrin were appointed VC and registrar for Federal University, Lafia, Nassarawa State while Prof. Mohammed Farouk and Dr. Abubakar Bafeto were named VC and registrar respectively for Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.

Prof. Geoffery Okogbaa and Mr. John Ansho were appointed VC and registrar respectively for Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State.

Other appointments include that of Prof. James Ayatse and Mr. Abubakar Yusuf as VC and registrar respectively for Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State.

Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, has Prof. Jibrila Amin and Alhaji Yusuf Adamu as VC and registrar respectively while Federal University, Oye-Ekiti has Prof. Chinedu Nebo and Dr. Modupe Ajayi as VC and registrar respectively.

Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State has Prof. Bolaji Aluko as VC and Mr. David Suwari is to serve as registrar. The appointments take immediate effect.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has also been directed to facilitate students’ intake in September this year.

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VANGUARD
FG appoints VCs, registrars for new varsities
News Feb 10, 2011
By Chris Ochayi
Federal Government, yesterday, appointed Vice Chancellors and Registrars for the newly established nine Federal universities in order to ensure that the institutions commenced full academic activities by September 2011.
Following this development, it had directed the management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to facilitate the students’ intake into the universities by September this year.

Vice-Chancellors appointed include, Prof. Abdulmumini Rafindadi for Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State; Prof. Ekanem  Braide, Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State; and Prof Mohammed  Farouk for Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.

Others were Prof. Geoffrey Okogbaa for Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State; Professor James O. I. Ayalse for Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State; Prof. Jibrila Amin for Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State; Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe for Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State; Prof. Chinedun  Nebo for Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State; and Bolaji Aluko for Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

Some of the Registrars are  Mrs. Habiba Adeiza for Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State; Dr. Idris Jibrin for Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State; Dr. Abubakar  Bafeto for Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State; and Mr. John  Ansho for Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State.

Others  are Mr. Abubakar  Yusuf for Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State,  among others.

Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi, Federal Universty, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and Mr. David Ujode Suwari, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

Minister of Education, Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufa’i while announcing this at a press conference in Abuja, said this effort was in the deliberate pursuit of this administration’s determination to avoid the localization of the new universities and to ensure they take-off as national and international centres of knowledge.

She said, care has been taken to ensure that the pioneer Vice Chancellors were carefully chosen from the ranks of former Vice Chancellors, Provosts of Colleges of Medicine as well as distinguished Nigerian professors in the Diaspora.
She added that, ‘similarly, no Vice Chancellor shall serve in a university within his or her geo-political zone.”

She said “in case of the office of Registrar, Government allowed for the appointment of candidates from the rank of former but active Registrars of serving experienced Deputy Registrars. However, in order to assist the Vice Chancellors, consideration was given to indigenes to ensure a good host community-university relationship.

“In due course, the universities will appoint the other principal and frontline officers as well as support staff”, she said.

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26 Responses to “FG appoints VC, registrars for nine new varsities: Aluko, Nebo, Ibidapo-Obe, Okogbaa in the mix”

  1. OLUFEMI FALADE, P.HD, P.E. says:

    CONGRATULATIONS PROF. BOLAJI ALUKO AND GOOD LUCK IN NIGERA.

    IT IS INTERESTING THAT YOU ARE APPOINTED AS THE PIONEER V.C. OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OTUOKE, BAYELSA STATE, WHICH IS HIS EXCELLENCY DR. G.E. JONATHAN’S HOME TOWN. THIS ALSO MEANS THE PRESIDENT, BEING A HANDS ON PRESIDENT HAS A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSFORM THIS UNIVERSITY INTO AN INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. WE ALSO HERE IN THE DIASPORA, HAVING SEEN WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE PAST TWO AND HALF DECADES IN ACADEMIA, CIVIC AND THE PRIVATE MANAGERIAL SECTOR, HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU WILL SUCCEED. WE WILL MISS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AT THE NPLD (NIGERIAN PARLIARMENT IN DIASPORA, ETC.) BUT YOUR NATION NEEDS YOU MORE NOW. GOOD LUCK, PROF. IF I WERE A LITTLE YOUNGER I WOULD HAVE OFFERED TO CARRY YOUR PORTMANTEAU ON MY HEAD WHILE ESCORTING YOU TO THE AIRPORT (LAUGH). AN OLDER FRIEND OF MINE, SIMON ANEKWE (NOW LATE) USED TO SAY WITH PRIDE ” I CARRIED DR. K.O. NBADIWE’S PORTMATEAU ON MY HEAD TO THE AIRPORT WHEN HE WAS GOING HOME.” GOD’S SPEED AND HIS BLESSINGS ALWAYS.

  2. Ademola Daramola says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Bolaji Aluko.

  3. Opinya Ekabo says:

    Congratulations, Prof. Aluko on your appointment as the VC of the new Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State. It’s crystal clear the university has been placed in capable hands, knowing your energy, drive and your BIG heart for our country, Nigeria. God bless and good luck. Opinya (from the old days of ANA)

  4. Olanrewaju S.O. says:

    A big congratulation to a good friend, big brother and kind-hearted neighbour in person of Dr. Idris Jibrin for your appointment as the registrar of federal university, Lafia. I am happy for you and pray for more success in life.

  5. Dr. Edna N. Ogwu says:

    Congratulations prof Aluko for this honorable appointment. May God see you through in the choice of capable lecturers who will move the institution to a greater height.

  6. Akin O. Olubiyi, Ph.D, C.Eng says:

    Prof. Aluko, I want to congratulate you on your new appointment as the VC Federal University, Otuoke. I know in your usual way you will excell.
    God bless.

  7. Osagie odigie says:

    What is the jamb score for the new university

  8. okoche williams says:

    what are the jamb score f or this federal university ndufu alike ebonyi state ikwo

  9. Theresa livinus says:

    What is the jamb score for the new university in otuoke bayelsa state, or will it be a jamb free admission?

  10. OKOCHE WILLIAMS says:

    I WILL LIKE THIS YEAR JAMB CUT OFF MARK BE 160 BECAUSE OF THE BAD PERFORMANCE OF STUDENT FOR THEM TO HELP US GOT ADMISSION THIS YEAR I WILL HAVE ADMISSION ON THIS NEW UNIVERSITY FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU ALIKE IKWO EBONYI STATE TO STUDY MICROBIOLOGY

  11. AJOMA WILLIAM says:

    CONGRATULATION TO PROF. BRAIDE EKANEN ON HER WELL DESERVED APPOINTMENT AS V.C OF A FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF LAFIA.THROUGH OUT MY STAYED IN CRUTECH AS STUDENT (2003-2007)WHERE SHE WAS V.C THERE WAS NO RECORDS OF STUDENTS UPRISING ,STRIKE OR OTHERWISE AND I AM CONFIDENCE SHE WILL BRING HER GOOD REPUTATION AND EXPERIENCE TO BEAR IN HER NEW ASSIGNMENT.
    CONGRATS MY V.C

  12. John says:

    Pls what is the cut off mark of the federal university of ebonyi state.It will be joyfully appreciated if it is 160 and above to enable the students who have the zeal for education but were rigged of their score or did not do too well to gain admission this year and let the school screening test determine those who are going in or out.I believe and hope we will do well in the screening test.I want to be notified via my email address or mobile phone number 08131257408 when the registeration form is out in Abia state.

  13. AMINU MUSA says:

    I WOULD BE MORE GLAND IF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA SHOULD REDUCE THEIR CUTOFF POINT TO 160/170 THIS YEAR.DUE TO A POOR PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR…

  14. charles says:

    congrat my amiable V.C, iam so delighted to hear about your appointment as V.C in our own area of the world (south east). your pedigree speaks for you more especiallyyour lay down policiesat university of lagos as hinted to me by my brother (ama-mater). hope to be previlleged to be partof the pioneer student but scored 185 as this year result is bad.

  15. Congratulation!. I acknowledged that God glory is with you Prof. Chinedu Nebo and Dr. Modupe Ajayi as you are the registrar of Fed. University, Oye-Ekiti State, and I pray that the God’s glory that has been with you will never live you for just a seconds, and also I pray that God Almighty in his infinity mercy will continue streinghting you as the addmission commence. This is also ask that what is the cutt-off mark for the school, because my JAMB-UTME score was 161 and I choose the school as my 1st and second choice institution.

  16. ruth says:

    pls wat is the jamb cutoff mark for the new university and pls does the university use jamb.

  17. Aliu Joseph Oluwafemi says:

    Pls what is the cut off mark of the newly federal university. It will be joyfully appreciated if it is 170 and above to enable the students who have the zeal for education but were rigged of their score or did not do too well to gain admission this year and let the school screening test determine those who are going in or out.I believe and hope we will do well in the screening test.I want to be notified via my email address or mobile phone number 08036359427 when is the registration form for the new federal university in Oye Ekiti and the web would be published out (even for all the new universities).

  18. kenneth peter says:

    this is a welcome development, to the good people of our dear country Nigeria.thank you Mr,president goodluck Jonathan…for your aid.we love you so much sir…………

  19. Collins says:

    Thank you very much for this great opportunity that you have given to lot of students. But, I would be proud if the websites of each of this universities were published for proper view of the kind of what they’ve got to offer.

  20. Bola says:

    Plz can we obtain pre-degree form in d federal university of oye?

  21. Oka roy says:

    What will federal university ikwo use to judge their admission this year since the post utme conduction was poor?

  22. eveshonya sylvester says:

    I want to congratulate all d newly appointed v.cs and registras of the nine(9)newly established fedral universities. I want to advise that, you do your duties effectively as expected and God in His infinite mercy will see you through. Amen

  23. Kadei Progress says:

    Indeed,this is a new dawn for the educational system of this great nation. However,I would be of utmost gratitude if these versities,especially FUOTUOKE,BAYELSA,would accept 2nd choice of institution and also have accredited courses in Engineering. These are my nos.08156755716/08162408405. Pls I need ur comments,thanks.

  24. ANTHONY IRORERE says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MY ROLE MODEL DR MOBOLAJI ALUKO ON YOUR WELL DESERVED APPOINTMENT. I PRAY THAT YOUR EXCELLENT SPIRIT WILL CONTINUALLY BE AT WORK. RIDE ON SIR

  25. bibi says:

    Pls,can some tell if fed uni dutsin-ma accepts 2nd choice?

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