The management of the University of Ilorin has appointed Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem of the Department of Chemical Engineering as its 10th Vice-Chancellor.
The university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of council, Dr Abdullahi Oyekan, announced the appointment on Monday at a press briefing.
Oyekan said the institution reached the decision after a meeting of the council in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Amendment Act.
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According to him, the appointment will take effect from Oct. 16 while the tenure of the outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will end on Oct. 15.
The pro-chancellor recalled that interested applicants were earlier given six weeks to submit applications, adding that the deadline for this was May 26.
Abdulkareem, a former vice chancellor of the faith-based Alhikmah University in Ilorin, was born in 1954 at Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.