The Governing Council of the Federal University Birnin-Kebbi, FUBK, has appointed Professor Kasimu Shehu, as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.
In a statement, the University’s Information Officer, Jamilu Magaji, said the appointment followed the recommendation of the university’s Senate during its 12th meeting held on 27 September.
“The appointment which is for a term of two years and subject to renewal for another final term, takes effect from September 27, 2018 to September 26, 2020,” he stated.
According to him, the Deputy Vice Chancellor is a Professor of Plant Pathology and Mycology with over two decades of professional experience.
He said: “Prof. Shehu joined the service of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) in September, 1994 where he rose through ranks to become a Professor in January, 2015.
“He was at various times, the Examination Officer of the Department of Biological Sciences, Head of Botany Unit and later the Head of the Department of Biological Sciences of the University.
“Prof. K. Shehu has been a Chairman and Member of various Committees in the University setting.
“He was also the pioneer Head of the Department of Biology at the Federal University Birnin-Kebbi.
“His research focuses on determining the Prevalence and Management of Crop Diseases in Nigeria, with a view to improving food security in the country.
“Until his appointment, he was the Director, Students’ Industrial Working Experience Scheme (SIWES) of the University.
“Prof. Shehu has over 100 articles published in local and international peer-reviewed journals.
“He is a member of several professional bodies which include the Botanical Society of Nigeria, Mycological Society of Nigeria, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria and Society for Plant Protection.
“He has so far supervised 55 Post-graduate students and over 120 BSc. projects to successful completion.
“Prof. Shehu was born on 2nd November, 1967 in Kuka town of Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi State. He is married and blessed with children.”