Prof. Ibrahim Njodi has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri.
The appointment was announced yesterday in Abuja by the University’s Governing Council at its Special Meeting held in Kanem Suites, Utako, Abuja.
The appointment takes effect from June 3, 2014, when the appointment of the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mala. M Daura ends.
It would be recalled that the race to replace the current Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University began with 11 eminent professors, mostly from the same institution, throwing their hats into the ring.
The Governing Council of the University six months ago advertised the position, in line with the procedure for selection of Vice-Chancellors in Nigerian varsities.
However, among the 11 candidates interviewed for the VC position, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi came tops, having scored 90.1%, while Prof. Marte came second, with 71.2%, Prof. Kundiri, 69.5%; Prof. Iliya, 66.3% and Prof. Sandabe scored 62.8%.
Others are Prof. Kaarta, 61.3%; Prof. Goni, 56.8%; Prof. Bila, 52.6%; Prof. Modu, 52.4%; Prof. Bababe, 51.6%; and Prof. El-Miskin, 47.8%.