The Council of the University of Maiduguri has named Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, the new Vice Chancellor.
The announcement was made by the pro-chancellor, Prof. Biodun Adesanya Friday.
The council and selection board of the institution screened about 14 professors vying for the post.
It was learned that Shugaba scored 83.8 points, giving him the highest score.
‘In accordance with subsection (3) of the universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2012, the council hereby pronounce the first candidate, Professor Aliyu Shugaba, who scored the highest as the Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri with effect from June 3 2019,’ Prof. Biodun said in a press briefing.