Nigerian VC elected chair of Association of West Africa Universities


Abdullahi Bala has been elected the new Chairman/President of the Association of West Africa Universities.

Bala, a professor is the incumbent Vice-Chancellor at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

The election which was unanimously affirmed to by all members of the Association based on the VC’s track records as a proven scholar cum administrator par excellence at the just concluded general meeting of the organisation held at the Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic.

Born at Suleja, Niger State, he attended Dawaki Primary School at Suleja and Federal Government College, Minna, Niger State where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate.

In 1989, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Basic Studies, at Ahmadu Bello University.

He later studied at the University of Reading, United Kingdom where he earned a master’s degree in Soil Chemistry, and at Wye College,
University of London where he received a doctorate degree in Soil Microbiology.

His Wikipedia page showed that Bala had worked at a number of institutions including the Independent Policy Group, Abuja, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Kano.

Before he became FUTMINNA VC in December 2017, he had previously served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics of the institution.

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His tenure as head of the subregional body would last two years.

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