Bauchi varsity gets 26 new professors

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

The Governing Council of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi has confirmed the promotions of 26 academic staff to the ranks of professors and associate professors.

Letters of promotion which were signed by the acting registrar and secretary to the council of the university, Hajiya Aisha Idris, had been issued to the affected staff on Wednesday, according to university spokesman Kabiru Aminu in a statement Friday.

Mr Aminu said the promotions were approved following the receipt of ‘positive external assessments’ on each of the affected staff.

“Out of the 26 promoted staff, 14 are professors while 12 are readers (associate professors).

“While congratulating the newly promoted staff, the council and management of the university expect them to continue to contribute positively to the development of the university.

“They are also expected to continue to give purposeful leadership to their junior colleagues,” he added.