By Garba M. Muhammad

Renowned professor of Analytical Chemistry, Maimuna Waziri has beaten 48 other contestants to emerge as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Gashua, Yobe State.

This was made known in a statement obtained by Education Monitor.

According to the statement which was signed by the institution’s Head of Information and Protocol Unit, Usar Ignatius, Prof. Waziri is to succeed Prof. Andrew Haruna whose tenure ends on February 10, 2021.

According to the statement, “The Governing Council Federal University Gashua, has approved the appointment of Professor Maimuna Waziri as the 3rd Vice-Chancellor of the University.

“Announcing the Council’s decision, after the 5th Council meeting held on Saturday 16th January, 2021, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mallam Ibrahim Akuyam, said 48 Professors applied for the position out of which 25 were shortlisted for interaction and three best candidates emerged from which the Council chose Professor Maimuna Waziri as the new Vice-Chancellor,” the statement read in part.

Outgoing VC, Prof Andrew Haruna and incoming VC Prof Maimuna Waziri a while after her confirmation. [Photo Credit: User Ignatius]
While congratulating her, the Chairman of the Council called on the new Vice Chancellor to carry all the staff along.

Prof. Waziri is the second indigenous female professor in the history of Yobe State.

Born in Gashua town in 1966, Maimuna bagged her B.Sc Chemistry in 1986 from the Bayero University Kano, M.Sc Industrial Chemistry in 1990 from the University of Ibadan and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maiduguri in 2006. She became a professor in 2015 in the Federal University Gashua where she is the present Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration).

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