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The Governing Council of Prince Abubakar Audu University confirms the promotion of 17 new Professors and 15 new Readers

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The Governing Council of Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba in Kogi State at her 59thRegular meeting confirmed the promotion of 17 new Professors and 15 new Readers cutting across Departments and Faculties in the University.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche disclosed this during the Convocation press briefing of the institution at Anyigba.

She noted that the promotion of six of the new Professors was with effect from 1st October, 2019, while the remaining eleven had their promotion taking effect from 1st October, 2020.

Her words, “This was a historic moment for the University, as this was the first time in the history of the institution that such a large number of senior academics were promoted to the professorial ranks

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“I want to use this opportunity to once again, congratulate the new Professors and Readers on the well-deserved heights. I want to, however, urge them not to rest on their oars in contributing towards the visibility of the University.

She also said that the National University Commission, (NUC) has accredited 48 programmes for Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba, Kogi State representing 100 per cent accreditation.

Professor Tenuche noted that the recent ranking of universities in Nigeria by NUC indicated that Prince Abubakar Audu University emerged one of 25 out of the 170 public and private universities in the country that have full accreditation for all courses offered.

Speaking on the effort of the management of the university in curbing cultism and other security challenges, the Vice Chancellor, disclosed that the institution has entered into collaboration with the vigilante outfit in Anyigba town to help in tackling criminalities in and around the campus.

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She added that the effort has complemented the assistance the university received from the Army and the Police, assuring that the collaboration will continue to be sustained in the interest of the university.

Professor Tenuche who is the 5th Vice Chancellor of the university, lamented that since 2015 the institution was not able to hold convocation for graduands, noting that the ceremony was scheduled to hold in 2020 but was stalled by Covid-19 pandemic.

“With this press briefing, we are happy to say that the 6th convocation ceremonies have commenced. On Friday, 28th January, 2022 there will be the convocation ceremony for the award of First Degrees to graduands in the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

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“Prizes and Awards will also be given to the deserving graduands in Faculties and Departments” she said.

The Vice Chancellor while speaking on the performance of the institution at Nigeria Law School , stated that in the last three years (2019,2020 and 2021respectively) the faculty has produced three first class graduates, a feat she attributed to quality of teaching , research and learning in the faculty and the entire university.

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