UNIJOS governing council appoints first female Registrar

 By Opeyemi Babalola The 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos has appointed a new Registrar for the University for a term of five years. She is Dr Rejoice James Songden who until her appointment was the Registrar of the Karl Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State. The University’s Governing Council considered the report of its Selection Board which interviewed candidates for appointment into the position of Registrar and approved her appointment with effect from 24th June, 2022. A statement on Thursday by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi…

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US Health Institutions partner UNIJOS to tackle emerging Infectious diseases

By Moyosore Salami  The Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UMBT), Texas, USA are sponsoring a five-year research towards curbing this global health threat. The Project is being undertaken with a grant of Eighty-Two (82) Million Dollars under the auspices of the West Africa Centre of Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (WAC-EID) and covers Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. The partnering institutions include the University of Jos through the A.P. Leventis Ornithological…

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Otunba Adesuyi donates N10m worth of books to UNIJOS

By Opeyemi Babalola  A Philanthropist, Otunba Lanre Adesuyi has donated over Five Hundred (500) books of various disciplines worth over Ten Million Naira (N10m) to the University of Jos. Otunba Adesuyi, who is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited, said the gesture was in response to the fire incidence which badly damaged the Main Library Complex at the Naraguta Campus of the University some years ago.  He noted that the University Library had impacted the lives of many young Nigerians who were seeking…

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UNIJOS announces Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tanko Ishaya as new VC

By Opeyemi BabalolaThe Governing Council of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) has approved the appointment of Professor Tanko Ishaya, who is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), as new Vice-Chancellor for the University.A statement by the Institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi, which was made available to University Times International (UTI), said his appointment followed the Council’s consideration of the recommendation of the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board at the Council’s Special Meeting held on Friday 12th November, 2021. According to Abdullahi, “His appointment will take effect from 1st…

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