One of Nigeria's prominent universities, Bayero University, Kano, has approved the promotion of 27 senior academics to the rank of Professors and 40 others to Associate Professors.
According to the university's weekly bulletin published on its website on Friday, September 10, the 14th Governing Council of the University led by Udoma Udo Udoma gave the approval.
Legit.ng gathers that the approval was given at the council's maiden meeting held on Monday, September 6.
See below the full list of the newly promoted Professors and Associate Professors:
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He stated this on Monday, September 6, when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television.
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