From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Governing Council of University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has approved the promotion of 44 academic staff to the rank of professor and associate professor.
While 22 staff were promoted to the rank of professor, 20 were promoted to the rank of associate professor.
UniAbuja spokesman, Dr. Habib Yakoob, in a statement, on Wednesday, added that the Governing Council also approved the promotion of two bursary staff to the rank of deputy bursar.
He said the UniAbuja Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, congratulated the promoted staff and informed them that the promotion was not based on religion, ethnic or political affiliations but a testimony to their continued dedication, hard work and discipline.
He said the University management, with the support and guidance of the governing council was determined to ensure that every staff gets promotion as and when due.
He said, “I congratulate all our staff who have been promoted by Council at its 92nd and 93rd Regular meetings. No doubt, this is a demonstration of hard work, diligence and determination on their part. These are virtues we encourage and promote among our staff at the University of Abuja.
“I urge you to continue to work even harder because this rank is not the end of academic prowess. These positions call for more hard work, responsibility and breaking newer grounds. You must show that this is the beginning of greater things to come from you.”
Meanwhile, breakdown of the promotion list showed that the academic staff were promoted across several disciplines. Seven staff were promoted in veterinary medicine, four in Law, three in Economics, three in Biological Sciences, two in Guidance and Counselling, and two in Mathematics.
The disciplines of other promoted staff include theatre arts, medical biochemistry, public administration, medicine, engineering, science and environmental education and geography.