Governor Malam Umar A. Namadi has approved the appointment of Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Yakasai as the new Vice Chancellor of Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, SLU.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State, Malam Bala Ibrahim.
The statement said the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor followed recommendations from the Governing Council of the University as stipulated by the law establishing the university.
Until his appointment, Professor Yakasai was the Chairman of the Departmental Quality Assurance Committee, at Bayero University, Kano, and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
The new Vice-Chancellor has teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels, with significant quality supervision and valuable inter-disciplinary collaboration.
He has a strong track record of research as evidenced by the quality of his papers in peer-reviewed Journals.
Aside from his core area of education, he has also researched on Strategies for Human Resource Management in Local Government Administration.
A former Dean of Post Graduate, at Bayero University, Professor Yakasai has demonstrated academic leadership and provided community service.
Professor Yakasai has served as Head of Department, Deputy Dean of Student Affairs Department, and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the same institution.
The new Vice-Chancellor was born in Garun Gabas, Malam Madori Local Government Area in 1960.
He obtained his first degree from Bayero University, Kano, where he graduated with a B. A. Ed (Education/History) in 1986, then earned an M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) in 1991 and a Ph.D. in (Educational Psychology in 2000 from the famous Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
He joined the services of Bayero University, Kano in 1991 and rose from lecturer to Dean before he was appointed as Chairman Departmental Quality Assurance Committee, Bayero University, Kano in 2021.
He is a Professor of Educational Psychology, and a member of the Nigeria Academy of Education, and the Counseling Association of Nigeria.
The statement said the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor takes effect from 5th December, 2023.