From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
The new Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Gusau (FUGUS), Professor Muazu Abubakar Gusau has assumed office today and sought for full cooperation from both the staff and students of the institution in the discharge of his duty.
Professor Abubakar said he would do his very best to make the institution a better place for both teaching and learning, calling on all and sundry to support his administration.
Professor Abubakar took over the leadership of the institution from Professor Magaji Garba whose tenure expired in this month.
He was the third Vice Chancellor of the institution and the first to have emerged through an election process.
The taking over was conducted at the university’s Faculty of Education Auditorium by the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr. Yissa Ezekiel on Wednesday.
Mr. Esekiel commended Zamfara state Government for its contribution for the take off of the institution.
He also appealed to the government to fulfill its promise and pay for the compensation to the land owners whose lands were taken to build the institution but were yet to be compensated.
He also appealed to the state government assist in the perimeter fencing of the 1,438 hectres of land in order to avoid any insecurity challenges facing many schools in the country.
He assured to carry every member of the university community along as well as pursue the accreditation of all courses offered by the university so that it would compete favorably with its counterparts in the country
In his speech, the outgoing Vice-chancellor, Prof. Magaji Garba who was represented at the event by the DVC (Academic), Prof. Balkisu Shinkafi listed achievements he recorded during his tenure.
Prof. Garba charged his successor to continue with 2017-2022 5-year strategic development plan to improve on teaching, research and community development.
He stated that he had developed the school’s Students’ Handbook, trained 200 teaching and non-teaching staff within and outside the country and ensured the full accreditation of 15 out of the 28 courses presently being offered by the university while the remaining 13 have attained interim accreditation.