The Governing Council of the University of Maiduguri has announced the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri with effect from June 03, 2014.
The appointment was announced at the conclusion of the Special meeting of the Council held at Kanem Suits, utako District, Abuja on Tuesday 20th May, 2014.
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi scored the highest vote of 90.1% in the selection interview conducted by the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board, which made its recommendation to the Council for the appointment.
The new Vice-Chancellor joined the services of the Maiduguri in 1987 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education and rose to the ranks to become a professor in 2006. Professor Njodi is a widely published academic and held various academic and administrative positions in the university. He is a certified teacher registered with the Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria and is also a member of the Nigeria Association of Health Education Teachers, Nigeria Association for Physical Health Education and Recreation Sport and Dance (NAPHER-SD), Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and League of Researchers in Nigeria. He was graduate of the University of Maiduguri, where he obtained a B.Sc in Physical and Health Education in 1985 and M.Sc in Health Education from the same institution. He later went to the University of Nsukka, where he obtained Ph.D in Health Education in 2003 Prior to his Appointment, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Services University of Maiduguri.
Professor Njodi has travelled widely and his hobbies include reading, basketball, football and travelling. He is married with children.
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