Prof. Abubakar Kundiri has been named the first Vice Chancellor of Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, a newly created private university in Borno.
The appointment is effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Bukar Usman, on Saturday in Maiduguri.
“In accordance with the First Schedule Section 3 (4) of the law Establishing Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, 2022, the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Prof Abubakar Musa Kundiri as the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri with immediate effect.
“The appointment letter which was signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Muhammad Adam, MFR, followed due approval by both the Governing Council and Board of Trustees based on recommendation of the Selection Board, Chaired by Prof. Isa Marte Hussaini, after security clearance by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
“By this development, the new Vice-Chancellor is expected to assume office on Wednesday 15th, June, 2022, to immediately commence academic activities as well as project and protect the image of the young and promising university in this country and beyond,” Usman added.
Kundiri, a Professor of Soil and Water Management, was a visiting Professor at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja before to his appointment.
He earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Maiduguri between 1989 and 1991, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Soil and Water Management from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom between 1991 and 1995.
Kundiri began his academic career as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Maiduguri’s Department of Soil Science, where he advanced to become a Professor in 2006.
Kundiri, who was Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, in 2016, worked on special assignments and technical studies with a variety of national and international organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Union, the World Bank, UNESCO, and Nigerian Federal and State Government agencies.