Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

UDUS January - March 2011 News Bulletin

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UDUS Held Matriculation Ceremony - Click to read more

The University held it’s 2011/2012 Matriculation Ceremony on Wednesday, 11th May, 2011.

The Vice-Chancellor’s speech at the occasion is reproduced below.

“Assalamu Alaikum,
         
“It is with gratitude to the Almighty Allah that I welcome you to the Matriculation Ceremony of students admitted into the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, for the 2010/2011 academic session.  All praises be to Him for making it possible.  This is the 32nd of such Ceremony since the University was established in 1975.  From less than 200 students in 1977, in a handful of Faculties, the University has grown to about 16,000 students (excluding non-degree students) in ten Faculties and Postgraduate School.

“Every year, we have had an increase in the number of students seeking admission into this important institution.  This is due to our track record of academic excellence, peace, absence of cultists and concern for good moral values.  The University took first position among all the Nigerian Universities (whether federal, state or private) in the November, 2005 NUC Accreditation Exercise.  Similarly, the University has won Nigerian Universities Doctoral Theses Award Scheme (NUDTAS) twice (2005 and 2007) and has remarkably been doing well in all other areas of assessments and evaluations by different Educational Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria.  We report the above annually to fresh students to make them understand that they have chosen a better University to pursue their studies.
“This year, of the about nine (9,000) UME applicants to our University, who sat for the screening examination, and four thousand (4,000) Directory Entry applicants, only three thousand, nine hundred and thirty three (3,933) are being matriculated today. The distribution is as follows:

1.       Faculty of Agriculture                                 -                  118
2.       Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies            -                  520
3.       Faculty of Education & Extension Services         -                  956
          -        Education/Science                                       -        420
          -        Education/Arts                                  -        106
          -        Education/Social Science                            -        210
          -        Primary Education (Science & Arts) -        130
          -        Adult Education (Science & Arts)     -        90    
4.       Faculty of Law                                                     -        200   
5.       Faculty of Science                                                          -      1,053
6.       Faculty of Management Sciences                         -        320
7.       Faculty of Social Sciences                                    -        415
8.       Faculty of Veterinary Medicine                                      -        120
9.       College of Health Sciences                                   -        178
          -        MBBS                                                         -        114
          -        BMLS                                                         -          64
10.     Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences                      -          53
          TOTAL                                                      =             3,933
         
“It is clear from the table above that priority has been given to the sciences and science-related programmes.  This is our response to the desire of the country for rapid advances in science and technology.  To further guarantee this, for the past six years to date, we have repositioned and strengthened our School of Matriculation Studies, continuously to prepare science students for eventual placement into our various science and science-based programmes.
         
“All of you matriculating today should consider yourself lucky as you begin another exciting phase of your life.  There are many hurdles you will have to cross before you can earn the degree you are being matriculated for.  These hurdles include hard work, strict adherence to University rules and regulations, high moral standards and respect for constituted authority, among others.  Before this matriculation exercise, orientation programme was organized for you across the faculties in order to make you conversant with the University environment, its rules and regulations as well as familiarizing you with other important organs of the University to ease your stay. Furthermore, to contribute to nation-building, students are enjoined to steer clear of extremism and intolerance in especially ethnic and religious matters.  These are some of the vices that are posing major threats to our fatherland.  We have a duty to stamp them out of our campuses and in our national life.

“You should consider the Matriculation Oath you have just taken as a potent instrument of social control being injected in you today.  You must allow the Oath and its ceremony to help you develop self discipline, resistance against any temptation for indulging in undesirable behaviours and practices such as cultism, drug abuse, examination misconduct, poor attendance of lectures and other related offences.  These are evils the University does not condone. Esteemed matriculating students, I enjoin you to read the Students Handbook very carefully to serve as an important guide for your stay in this University.
         
“The University expects you to justify the confidence reposed in you by your parents and sponsors.  They are making enormous investment in your education with the hope that you will one day be useful to yourself and to the society of which you are a part.  Dedication to scholarship, respect for constituted authority and shunning all vices are necessary if success is your goal.  On our part, I want to assure you that we will use all the resources (material and human) at our disposal in ensuring that your stay at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto is worthwhile.
         
“Today is not for matriculating students alone.  I want to seize this opportunity to also reiterate to all students the need to continue to be of good behaviour and to work hard towards completing their studies on schedule. The increasing incidence of examination misconduct, poor attendance of lectures and massive failures in a number of courses show that some of you have still not got the message.  We are not prepared to compromise standards and you should be mindful of the fact that there are no sacred cows in this University.  Any student who is unserious about his or her studies will surely be shown the way out.
         
“I would like to register my most sincere appreciation for the way and manner most staff, both academic and non-academic, have taken their jobs very seriously.  This is particularly commendable when viewed against the background of numerous constraints in our work environment.  The University Management is committed to continuing to work towards a progressive reduction of these constraints; and prays to God to reward you abundantly for your enormous sacrifice.
         
“In the past, we have listed an array of problems affecting our work.  I should report today that remarkable progress is being made in respect of space constraints.  Apart from the completion of additional multi-purpose hall that can accommodate up to 1,500 students, a befitting Library Complex that could accommodate over 2,000 students at any given time had been completed and already put to use.  Similarly, various projects are on-going with the view to easing space problem in the University.
         
“I would like to acknowledge the support and assistance we have been receiving from Governments of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, and other catchment area states of the University.  Similarly, we want to acknowledge the support of all the security organizations in the state, the general public and our leaders.  They have made our task much easier, thereby contributing immensely to the peace we have enjoyed and are proud of.

“Finally, I want to thank, particularly, the members of the Ceremonies Committee who have been able to bring us together and made this ceremony a success.

“I wish you a safe return to your respective destinations.

Thank you.”

 

 

Tenure Appointments - Click to check list

The University authority has offered tenure appointments to the following persons.

S/N

Name

Dept./Unit

Rank

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
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20.

Dr. Buhari Aliyu
Dr. Nasiru Muhammad
Dr. Aminu Umar Abdullahi
Dr. Hudu A. Shuaibu
Dr. Muhammad L. Kangiwa
Dr. Nasiru Sani Kangiwa
Dr.Bello Aminu
Mal. Garzali Marwana Bala
Dr. Buhari Aliyu
Mrs. Asiya Umar Imam
Dr. Habibullah Adamu
Umaru Milicent Ladi
Pharm. Alhassan M. Alhassan
Dr. (Mrs) Aishatu Y. Bello
Mathias Sylvester Nefai
Raji Mudasiru I. Omowale
Dr. Adenkola A. Yahaya
Dr. Musa Usman
Mr. Okekpa Simon
Mal. Yakubu Umar

Physiology, C. H. S.
Surgery, C. H. S.
Pathology &MCB, C. H.S.
Pathology, C.H.S.
Medical Microbiology
Physiology, C. H.S.
Chemical Pathology
Anatomy, C. H. S.
Physiology, C. H. S.
S. M. L. S.
Pathology, C. H. S.
Pharm. & Toxicology
Pharm. & Med. Chemistry
Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacognosy & Ethonomed.
Pharmaceutics
Vet. Physiology
Vet. Pathology
Vet. Anatomy
Vet. Public Health & Ani. Produc

Lecturer II
Lecturer I
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Graduate Assistant
Lecturer II
Assistant Lecturer
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Assistant Lecturer
Lecturer II
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
Med. Lab. Scientist
Asst. Chief Lab. Tech.

 

Assumption of Duty - Click to check list

The under listed persons have assumed duty with the University.

S/No.

Name

Dept/Unit

Rank

Effective Date

1.

Dr. Kiran Singh

Biological Sciences

Senior Lecturer

24/01/2011

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30.
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33.

Muhammad A. Danjuma
 Ali Abdulsalam
Prof. M.Kadiri
Dr. Hudu Shuaibu
Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu
Prof. I. A. Mukoshy
Odunsi Adeyinka
Dr. Usman Muhammad Waziri
Prof. Ibrahim U. Abubakar
Dr. Asmau Adamu
Yakubu Sabo
Dr. Clement A. Okolo
Abubakar Sokoto Mohammed
Yahaya A. Hasssan
Dr. Aiyedun T. Adewale
Dr. Muhammad U. Peni
Dr. Nasiru Sani Kangiwa
Dr. Khadijat Isezuo
Dr. Fatima Bello N. Jiya
Dr. Shehu B. Kakale
Dr. Aminu U. Abdullahi
Hassan Sani
Dr. M. A. Ndakotsu
Dr. Adamu A. Adamu
Dr. Shehu A. Akuyam
Muhammad A. Danjuma
Asiya Umar Iman
Lasisi Akinola Muideen
Dr. Makusidi A. Muhammad
Olaleye O. Abigail
Yakubu Umar
Okepa Simon

Vet. Public Health
Anatomy, C.H.S.
Biological Sciences
Pathology, C. H. S.
Obs. Gyanae.
Nigerian Languages
Animal Science
Paediatrics
Crop Science
Paediatrics
Microbiology
Visiting Professor
Pathology
Bursary
Obs. & Gynae.
Surgery, CHS
Physiology
Paedtrics
Paedtrics
Radiology
Pathology, CHS
Microbiology, SMLS
Pathology, CHS
Pharmacology, CHS
Chem. Pathology, SMLS
Vet. Public Health
Med. Microbiology, SMLS
Surgery, CHS
Medicine
Vet. Public Health
Vet. Public Health
Vet. Anatomy

Sabbatical
Graduate Assistant
Professor (Visiting)
Lecturer II
Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor (Contract)
Sabbatical
Associate Lecturer

Associate Lecturer

Lecturer I
Sociology
Bursar
Visiting Lecturer
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Associate Lecturer
Associate Lecturer
Lecturer I
Lecturer II
Associate Lecturer
Lecturer II
Lecturer II
Snr Lecturer (Visiting)
Sabbatical
Asst. Lecturer
Lecturer (Visiting)
Associate Lecturer
Lab. Scientist
Asst. Chief Technician
Med. Lab. Scientist

27/01/2011
05/01/2011
27/01/2011
05/01/2011
14/02/2011
09/03/2011
21/03/2011
07/03/2011
04/01/2011
07/03/2011
02/02/2011
22//02/2011
01/03/2011
21/03/2011
22/07/2010
04/03/2011
04/032011
04/03/2011
28/02/2011
01/03/2011
17/12/2011
23/02/2010
09/02/2011
01/03/2011
24/02/2011
27/01/2011
04/01/2011
28/03/2011
21/03/2011
31/03/2011
31/03/2011
27/03/2011

 

Promotions - Click to Check list

The University Governing Council had at its 107th Meeting held on 16th December, 2010 and 108th Meeting held on 4th February, 2011 approved the promotion of the following members of staff to various ranks as shown below:

S/N

Name

Department

New Rank

Effective Date

1

Mal. Umaru Homa

Registry

Senior Executive Officer

1/10/2009

2

Mal. Suleiman Abdullahi

Registry

Higher Executive Officer

1/10/2009

3

Mal. Yusuf A. Mohammad

Registry

Senior Executive Officer

1/10/2009

4

Alh. Babuga Tambawal

Library

Confidential Secretary II Higher Comp. Data Analyst Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

5

 Mal. Abbas Graba

M. I. S.

Higher Animal Health Supr. Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

6

Mr.Iliya Abashiya

Vet. Medicine

S. E. O. (Admin.)

1/10/2009

7
8

Mal. Aliyu D.Hassan
 Mr.Pius Akomaye

Vet. Medicine
Registry

S. E. O. (Audit)

1/10/2008?
1/10/2009

9

Yusuf A Mohammed

Registry

P. E. O. II (Accounts)

1/10/2009

10

Mal. Isah M. Kwaire

Bursary

System Analyst

1/10/2009

11

Mal. Mohammed S. Arzika

Bursary

Snr. Comp Data Analyst

1/10/2009

12
13

Mal. Lawal Sulaiman
Mal. Sani Bello

M. I. S.
Registry

Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

14

Mal. Isah A. S. Gobir

Bursary

Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

15

Mal. Dahiru Umar

Bursary

Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

16

Mal. Aliyu L. Barkeji

Registry

System Analyst I

1/10/2009

17

Mal. Ibrahim Aminu

M. I. S.

Snr. Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

18

Mrs. Cecilia I. Nwagwu

Registry

S. E. O. (Accounts)

1/10/2009

19

Musa D. Yunusa

Bursary

Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

20

Mal. Ahmed Shuaibu

M. I. S.

Senior Typist I

1/10/2009

21

Mrs. Victoria Ezeugwu

Registry

Senior Typist I

1/10/2009

22

Mrs. Janet A. Omonayin

Registry

Prin. Technical Officer

1/10/2009

23

Mal. Haruna Yakubu B/Yauri

P. P. & M.

Telephone Supervisor

1/10/2006

24

Mal. Mohammed L. Kakale

Education

A. C. E. O. (Accounts)

1/10/2008

25

Mr. Gariel A. Ufinabe

Bursary

P. E. O. I (Accounts)

1/10/2009

26

Mal. Muhammad D Danmantu

Bursary

Prin. System Analyst

1/10/2009

27

Mal. Rilwanu Muhammad

M. I. S.

P. E. O. II (Accounts)

1/10/2009

28

Mal. Ahmed S. Adili

Bursary

H. E. O. (Accounts)

1/10/2009

29

Mal. Abdulkadir S. Malami

Bursary

Chief Typist

1/10/2009

30

Mrs. Ramatu Yusuf

Registry

Higher Comp. Data Analyst

1/10/2009

31

Mal. Umar Sarki Ali

Registry

Master I

1/10/2009

32

Mal. Habibu A. Yagawal

Univ. Model  Sec. Sch.

 

1/10/2009

33

Mal. Sani Aliyu

S. E. R. C.

Research Fellow I

1/10/2009

34

Mal. Malami A. Musa

Community Health

Snr. Lab. Superintendent Higher Anim. Health Supernt

1/10/2009

35

Mal.Sani Bawa Kanoma

Vet. Medicine

Higher Anim. Health Supernt

1/10/2008

36

Mal. Mohammed Bako

Vet. Medicine

Technologist I

1/10/2008

37

Mal. Bello I. K/Namoda

C. H. S.

Higher Lab. Superintendent

1/10/2007

38

Mal. AbdulRahman Barau

Science

Technologist II

1/10/2007

39

Mal.Idris I. Ngaski

Vet. Medicine

Higher Lab. Superintendent

1/10/2007

40

Mal. Tukur S. Ahmed

Science

Lecturer II

1/10/2007

41

Mal. Aminu M. Bui

Computer Unit

Technologist II

1/10/2009

42

Mal. Mohammed S.Kebbe

Science

Lecturer I

1/10/2007

43

Mal. Sabi’u Hassan

French Unit

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

44

Mrs. Maryam A. Koko

Business Administration

Snr. Lab. Superintendent Lecturer II

1/10/2009

45

Mal. Mohammed Salihu

Pharmacology

Univ. Primary School

1/10/2009

46

Mrs. Sa’adatu M. Jodi

Pharmaceutics

Higher Lab. Superintendent

1/10/2009

47

Mrs. Rabi G. Sharubutu

Master I

Prin. Technical Officer Il Principal Technologist

1/10/2009

48
49

Mal. Ibrahim Abubakar
Mal. Salihu M. Gulma

Chemistry
S. E. R. C.

Assistant Lecturer

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

50

Mr. Idusuyi Osaro

Pharmacology, C. H. S.

Assistant Lecturer

1/10/2009

51
52

Mal. Aminu Saidu
Mal. Isah Hamisu

Physics
Geography

Lecturer I

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

53

Mal. Mahmud M. Dahiru

Islamic Law

Security Officer

1/10/2009

54

Mal. Saidu Dangwani Fana

Security

Senior Research Fellow

1/10/2009

55
56

Dr. Ibrahim M. Mansur
Dr. Muhammad K. Dallatu

Centre for Islamic Stud.
S. M. L. S.

Lecturer I

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

57
58

Mrs. Hauwa Halilu Zwal
Mal. Abubakar B. Tambawal

Univ. Primary School
Chemistry

Master I

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

59

Mal. Umar A. Ibrahim

Library

Technologist II

1/10/2009

60

Mal. Hassan Yusuf

S. E. R. C.

Snr. Library Officer

1/10/2009

61

Mr. V. C. Zennia Okoh

S. E.R. C

Principal Technical Officer

1/10/2009

62

Mal. Wadata Umar

U. M. S. S.

Research Fellow II

1/10/2009

63

Mal. Bala Y. Maigoro

Library

Senior Master II

1/10/2009

64

Mal. Anas Muhammad Yaqub

Centre for Islamic Stud.

Prin. Library Officer

1/10/2009

65

Mal. Mohammed D. Danjuma

Univ. Primary School

Research Fellow II

1/10/2009

66

Mal. Umaru A. Andarai

Security

Master I

1/10/2009

67

Mrs. Aishatu Ibrahim

U.M. S. S.

Security Officer

1/10/2009

68

Mal. Umar Ubale

Library

Senior Master II

1/10/2009

69

Mal. Aminu Sanda

S. E. R. C.

Prin. Library Officer

1/10/2009

70

Dr.Haruna M. Bagudu

Health Services

Research Fellow I

1/10/2009

71

Mal. Garba Usman

Univ. Primary School

Senior Medical Officer

1/10/2009

72
73

Mr. Sunday A. Eshemomoh
Mal. Muhammad D. Galadima

Library
Security

Master II

1/10/2009
1/10/2009

74

Mal. Sani S. Bello

Pharmaceutical& Chem

Asst. Chief Library Officer Security Officer

1/10/2009

75

Mal. Kabiru Umar Jega

Chemistry

Lecturer II

1/10/2009

76

Mrs. Esther E. Igbokwe

Physiology

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

77

Mal. Aminu A. Lailaba

Biochemistry

Higher Lab. Superintendent

1/10/2009

78

Mal. Sani M. Dangulbi

Business Administration

Assistant Lecturer

1/10/2009

79

Mal. Aliyu A. Kware

History

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

80

Mal. Ibrhaim Abdullahi

Private & Business Law

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

81

Dr. Aminu Chika

Pharmacology, C. H. S.

Lecturer II

1/10/2009

82

Mrs. Maimuna Hussaini

Sociology

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

83

Mal. Muhammad T. Dansabo

Sociology

Lecturer II

1/10/2009

84

Mal. Ibrahim Shehu Alhassan

French Unit

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

85

Mrs. Joy N. Njoku

Education Foundation

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

86

Mal. Mohammed A. Kele

Crop Science

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

87

Mal. Almu Abba

Mathematics

Higher Lab. Technician

1/10/2009

88

Mal. Dauda Ango

Audio-Visual

Assistant Lecturer

1/10/2009

89

Mal. Ahmed Y. Tambuwal

Computer Unit

Principal Technical Officer Lecturer II

1/10/2009

90

Mal. Abubakar A. Sani

Biochemistry

Chief Lab. Technologist Assistant Lecturer

1/10/2009

91

Mal. Abdullahi M. Abubakar

Business Administration

Lecturer I

1/10/2009

92

Mal. Habibullahi AbdusSamad

Vet. Medicine

Senior Technilogist

1/10/2009

93

Mal. Abdullahi I. Abubakar

Vet. Meicine

Senior Executive Officer

1/10/2005

 

Offer of Visiting/Contract/Sabbatical Appointments - Click tocheck list

The following people have been offered various appointments as indicated against their names.

S/No.

Name

Dept/Unit

Rank

1.

Prof. E. E. Nwokedi

Pathology, C. H. S.

Professor (Visiting)

2.
3.
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Dr. L. N. Ezeako
Dr. Lawrence O. Aka
Dr. Sabo Ezemul Yakubu
Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu
Prof. A. G. Ojanuga
Prof. Mukaila Kadiri
Dr. S. O. Alonge
Dr. B. I. Onyeanusi
Dr. A. A. Obiniyi
Mal. Aliyu Sani Sami
Prof. Hyelduku D. Kwari
Dr. Shehu B. Kakale
Dr. Adebisi A. Sunday
Prof. S. O. Alonge
Dr. Okechi Obioma O.
Dr.Shehu A. Akuyam
Mal. Saraja A. Opaluwa
Prof. E. K. Uko
Dr. Kiran Singh
Dr. Hakeem B. Ahmed
Mal. Abubakar M. Sokoto
Prof. AbdulRa’ufu Adebisi
Prof. Udeme J. J. Ijah
Prof. A. A. Gwandu
Dr. F. P. Udomah
Dr. B. A. Yakasai
Prof. T. K. Atala
Mal. Abdullahi Abubakar
Mr. Sunday A. Kagoro
Mal Abubakar M Abdullahi
Mal. Buhari Shehu
Dr. Khadijat O. Isezuo
Dr. Asma’u Adamu
Prof. Ibrahim A. Mukoshy

Mathematics
Vet. Physiology
Microbiology
Obst. & Gynae.
Soil Science
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
Vet. Anatomy
Mathematics
Economics
Vet. Anatomy
Radiology
Psychiatry
Biological Sciences
S. M. L. S.
S. M. L. S.
S. M. L. S.
S. M. L. S.
Biological Sciences
Political Science
Political Science
M. E. L. L.
Microbiology
Centre for Islamic Studies
S. M.L. S.
Psychiatry
Agric. Econs & Extension
S. M. L. S.
University Lodges
Mathematics
S. M. L. S.
Paediatrics
Paediatircs
Nigerian Languages

Senior Lecturer I (Sabbatical Extens.)
Senior Lecturer (Sabbatical)
Senior Lecturer (Sabbatical)
Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor on Contract
Professor (Visiting)
Reader (Visiting)
Reader (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Lecturer I (Visiting)
Lecturer II (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Contract)
Reader (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Professor (Renewed Contract)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Professor (Visiting)
Senior Lecturer (Visiting)
Asst. Catering Officer (Contract)
Lecturer I (Visiting)
Lecturer I (Visiting)
Associate Lecturer
Associate Lecturer
Professor on Contract

 

Staff Postings - Click to check list

The following staff postings which are with effect from 24th January, 2011 have been approved by the Registrar

S/N

Name

Rank

Present Post

New Post

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Shehu Ibrahim
Bashar Usman
Haliru Aliyu
Bala Abdullahi
Liman S. Barga
Hassan Hassan
Mrs. H. U. Jatto
Mrs.Victoria zeugwu

Clerical Officer I
Clerical Officer II
Comp. Operator II
Snr. Clerical Officer
Office Assistant
Comp. Operator II
Chief Typist
Senior Typist

Dean’s Office, Science
Acad. Planning Unit
S. I. W. E. S.
Dean’s Office, FAIS
S. M. L. S.
Dept. of History
Study Leave Resumption
Dept. of Vet. Pathology

Div. of General Studies
S.I.W.ES.
Dean’s Office, Science
Dept. of Islamic Studies Acad.  Planning Unit
Acad. Planning Unit
Dept. of Vet. Pathology
Department of History

 

New Appointments - Click to read more

Following election conducted by the Faculty Board of Agriculture at its 120th meeting, the University Authority has approved the appointment of Prof. W. Akin Hassan as Dean, Dr. A. U. Dikko as Deputy Dean and Dr. Abdullahi Yakubu Abbas as the Faculty Examination Officer in the Faculty o Agriculture.  The appointments are for initial terms of two years each with effect from 3rd March, 2011

In a related development, the University Authority has, as a result of election conducted by the Board of Faculty of Education & Extension Services at its 162nd and 163rd Meetings, approved the appointment of Prof. A. A. Bagudo as Dean, Dr. M. U. Tambuwal as Deputy Dean and Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim as Examination Officer of the Faculty o Education and Extension Services.  The appointments are for initial terms of two years each with effect from 24th December, 2010 for the Dean and Examination Officer while that of the Deputy Dean is with effect from 5th January, 2011.

The University Authority also approved the appointments, for initial terms o two years, of Prof. A. Bako as Head of Department of History  with effect from 2nd January, 2011, Prof. K. A. N. Esievo as Head of Department of Vet. Pharmacology with effect from 14th February, 2011, Prof. A. T. Elsa as Head of Department of Vet. Surgery and Radiology with effect from    14th February, 2011, Prof. I. P. Rekwot as Head of Department of Vet. Physiology and Biochemistry with effect from 14th February, 2011, and Prof. Bala S. Manga as Head Department of Microbiology with effect from 24th December, 2010. 

Others appointed are Dr. M. A. Umaru as Head of Department of Vet. Therogenology and Animal Production with effect from 14th February, 2011, Halilu Emmanuel Mshelia as Acting Head of Department of Pharmacognosy and Ethno Pharmacy with effect from 14th February, 2011, Mal. Kabiru Abubakar as Deputy Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science with effect from 14th February, 2011, Dr. Suleiman Oji as Acting Head of Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence with effect from 2nd January, 2011, Dr. Aminu Muhammad Bayawa as Examination Officer for the School of Matriculation Studies with effect from 17th December, 2010, Dr. Bello Shuaibu Oricha as Acting Head of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology with effect from 14th February, 2011, Dr. Ahmad Uba as Acting Head of Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry with effect from 14th February, 2011, Muhammad Anchor as Acting Head of Department of Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical Microbiology with effect from 14th February, 2011 and Mal. Kabiru Abubakar as Acting Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice with effect from 14th February, 2011.

As a result of election conducted by the Faculty Board of Arts and Islamic Studies at its meeting of 13th January, 2011, the University Authority approved the appointment o Dr. Kamal Babikir as the Examination Officer of the Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies.  The appointment is for an initial term of two years and with effect from 18th January, 2011.

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Extension of Appointments

The University Authority has approved the extension of appointments for second and final terms of two years each of Dr. Abdul-Ghafar O. Jimoh as Faculty Examination Officer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences with effect from 14th February, 2011, Dr. Y. A. Adamu as Acting Head of Department of Vet. Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology with effect from 16th December, 2010, Dr. Sani Yusuf Birnin Tudu as Acting Head of Research Department of the Centre for Islamic Studies with effect from 16th December, 2010 and Dr. Aminu Abubakar as Acting Head o Department of Animal Science with effect from 6th February, 2011.

Others whose extension of appointments have been approved by the University Authority are Prof. A. M. Bunza as Dean, Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies with effect from 18th January, 2011, Dr. A. M. Mode as Deputy Dean of Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies with from 18th January, 2011, Dr. Abdulkadir Sani as Acting Head of Department of Arabic with effect from 19th January, 2011, Dr. A. A. Ibrahim as Deputy Dean of Science with effect from 27th December, 2010 Dr. N. D. Ibrahim as Acting Head of Department of Crop Science with effect from 27th February, 2011, and Dr. A. D. Isah as the Acting Head of Department of Forestry and Fisheries as well as Acting Head of Department of Forestry and Wildlife Unit with effect from 27th February and 1st April, 2011 respectively.

Award of Study Leave/Fellowship
Magaji Ahmed Abubakar o Department of Sociology has been awarded two year study leave to undertake full-time M. Sc degree in Sociology tenable at the Bayero University, Kano.  The leave is with effect from 27th March, 2009.

Transfer of Service
The University Authority has approved transfer of service for Dr. (Mrs) Ramatu Yahaya Hassan of College of Health Sciences with effect from 1st January, 2011. 

Resignation of Appointment

The University Authority has approved the resignation of appointment from the University service of Prof. Hamza Muhammad Maishanu of Department of History.  The approval is with effect from 26th January, 2011.

Similarly, the resignation of appointment from the University service of Mal. Abubakar Maikasuwa Mohammed of Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension has been approved by the University Authority.  The approval is with effect from 12th January, 2011.

The resignation of appointment of Mal. Malami Ahmed Mohammed of Internal Audit Unit has also been approved by the University Authority.  The approval is with effect from 20th December, 2010.

Sabbatical Leave
The University Authority has approved application for one year Sabbatical Leave to Prof. Tukur Adamu of department Biological Sciences to be served at Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina. The approval is with effect from 1st February, 2011.

The University Authority has also, approved the applications for one year each Sabbatical Leaves to Dr. Mouktar Alti Umar of Department of Public Administration and Prof. Chika U. Aliyu of Department of Economics. The leaves which are to be served at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria nd Kaduna State University, Kaduna are with effect from 1st March, 2011 and 4th March, 2011 respectively.

In a related development, the University Authority has approved application for sabbatical leave for Dr. Bello A. Gwaram of Department of Forestry and Fisheries.  The approved leave is to be served at the University of Technology, Aliero with effect from 4th March, 2011.

Creation of New Departments

The University Senate had at its 265th meeting held on Thursday 27th January, 2011 approved the creation of the under listed four new Departments in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:

  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  2. Department of Theriogenology and Animal Production
  3. Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry
  4. Department of Pathology

Retirement From Service

The University Authority has approved applications for retirement from service for Mal. Tanko Mana of Department of Biological Sciences and Mal. Bello Mindau of Department of Physical Planning and Maintenance. The approvals are with effect from 25th February, 2011 and 2nd January, 2011 respectively.

52nd Annual Conference of Geographers Held...Click to read more


The 52nd Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers with the theme Climate Change and Sustainable Development was held at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

The Confernece which was declared open by the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Alh (DR0 Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Sarkin Yamman Sokoto took place in the Auditorium of the Sokoto Energy Research Centre from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th February, 2011.

A total of one hundred and five (105) papers were presented by some of the over three hundred (300) participants from Nigeria, Nigeria Republic and Burkina Faso.
The following communiqué was presented at the Conference:
.  Climate Change is real as several papers revealed steadily rising temperatures, incidence of flooding in several parts of Nigeria like Sokoto, Lagos, Owerri, Benin and others, and at the same time drought is being experienced in some parts of the world.  Also there has been disappearance of indigenous flora and fauna
.  Human activities such as gas flaring, bush burning, deforestation, uncontrolled development of human settlements, road construction, etc have tremendously contributed to environmental degradation that exacerbated global warming and climate change.
.  There is considerable variation about indigenous knowledge of climate change and evidently the most vulnerable group in the society (women and children) was observed to be less informed.
.  Climate change constitutes a major threat to agriculture, food security and livelihoods, whether it manifests as flood or drought.
The Conference further made the following recommendations:

  1. The indigenous knowledge as well as the adaptive response should be harnessed and strengthened through both formal and informal education;
  2. Remote Sensing, GIS 9Geographical Information system) techniques and more active involvement of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) should be used to monitor indicators of climate change so that early warnings about attendant dangers of climate change can be disseminated so that communities, Governments and other agencies can make adequate preparations;
  3. In view of the fact that existing equipment for teaching and training of Geography students on weather and climate and thus climate change in our Secondary Schools are grossly inadequate, Ministries of Education all over the country should provide basic weather stations for all schools where Geography is taught;
  4. Stakeholders meeting on Climate Change appear to be more at the global level to the neglect of the local.  In order to be able to capture the socio-cultural dimensions of Climate Change at the local level, there is need for Stakeholders meeting from the local, state to national levels from time to time; and
  5. Again, more needs to be done about biodiversity conservation in view of the threats to flora and fauna.
LRCN Registrar Pays Visit to UDUS

The Registrar, Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) had paid a familiarization visit to Abdullahi Fodiyo Library Complex of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on 23rd February, 2011.  The Registrar was received by the University Librarian, Dr. A. A. Balarabe along with other senior staff of the Library.

Later in a meeting between the Registrar and senior staff of the Library, the University Librarian briefed her on the tremendous developments recorded in the Library since the inception of the University in 1975 to date.  He also indicated the commitment and efforts of the University especially in the areas of library development, training and development, as s\well as welfare of staff.

In her response, the Registrar thanked the University Librarian and his staff for the warm reception accorded her and her entourage.  She applauded the sterling leadership qualities of the University Librarian and also highlighted his enourmous contributions to the development of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) both at the state and national levels.

The Registrar further expressed her happiness with the state of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Library as well as the commendable efforts of both the institution and the staff in this regard.  She notified that he looked forward to another visit and also possible collaboration with the University especially in terms of training/ capacity building for librarians, external sponsorships/fellowships, donor supports among others.

Editorial Committee

Chairman: Prof. Bello D. Bada Members: Dr. Shehu I. Sidi, Dr. A. U. Sanda, Mrs F. I. Ahmad, Mal. S. M. Jabo, Mal. M. G. Ajadi, Mr. Mohammed Idakpo Secretary: Mal. U. F. Abubakar

Consultant: Mal. Abubakar S. Usman

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