Kano State has appointed Oba Dr. Senator Moshood Olalekan Ishola Balogun Aliiwo and Prof. Attahiru Jega as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the Governing Council of the state-owned Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, respectively.

The announcement was made by Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Kano State, after the state’s Executive Council meeting.

The approval was given after the National Universities Commission (NUC) recognized the institution as the 61st state university and the 222nd university in the Nigerian university system.

The appointment of the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the Governing Council is in accordance with Part III Section 22 of the Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education Kumbotso Law.

Malam Garba explained, “Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the second schedule of the law provides that ‘the visitor, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje shall appoint the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the council and external members of the council.’”

The appointment of the Pro Chancellor and External council members will be for a period of four years, renewable for a second and final tenure of another four years.

The council also gave an approval for the appointment of principal officers by the visitor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The appointed officers included Prof. Isa Yahaya Bunkure as the Provost of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education (SRCOE), Kumbotso, and Vice Chancellor of Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education. Others are Dr. Kabiru Ahmad Gwarzo as Deputy Provost (Academics) SRCOE, Kumbotso, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Dr. Miswaru Bello as Deputy Provost (Administration), SRCOE, Kumbotso, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Saminu Bello Zubairu as Registrar, SRCOE, Kumbotso, Registrar; Ibrahim Muhammad Yahaya as Bursar, SRCOE, Kumbotso, Bursar and Mabruka Abubakar Abba as College Librarian, SRCOE, Librarian.

The appointment of the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Bursar and Librarian will be for a period of five years, while the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) will have a tenure of two years each.

Commenting on the appointments, Malam Garba said the appointments made by the Kano State Executive Council, in consultation with the visitor, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, were aimed at enhancing the quality of education and promoting academic excellence in the state.