Council appoints Abdulkareem as new Unilorin VC

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Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) yesterday announced a professor of chemical engineering, Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, as the 10th Vice Chancellor of the university.

Abdulkareem succeeds the current Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali, whose tenure ends October 15, this year.

Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Chairman, Governing Council of the university, Dr Abdullahi J. Oyekan  said the “appointment is to take effect from October 16, 2017.”

“At its meeting on Monday, August 28, 2017, Council, in accordance with the University Act and the provisions of the universities (miscellaneous Provisions) (amendment) Act 2003, considered the recommendation of the selection board and I am happy to announce that the Council approved the appointment of Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem as the 10th VC of the University of Ilorin.

Abdulkareem, who hails from Oro, Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, was the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

Born in 1954, Prof Abdulkareem attended the Government Secondary School, Ilorin for both his secondary education and higher school certificate (HSC) from 1968 to 1974 which he undertook with the Kwara state government scholarship.

He later got the Federal Government Scholarship for his university education at the University of Detriot, Detroit, Michigan, USA between 1975 and 1780.

From 1985 to 1988, he was awarded the United States of America National Science Foundation Fellowship for his doctoral programme in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville, USA.

He obtained the engineering-in-training certificate of the state of Minnesota, USA in 1991 and became a registered engineer of the Nigerian Society of Engiineers in 2002 as well as COREN registered engineer in 2004.

Prof Abdulkareem was engaged as a lecturer by by the Detroit Board of Education, Detroit, Michigan, USA from August 1984 to August 1985; and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Louisville, Kentucky from September 1985 to August 1988.

He joined the services of the University of Ilorin as a senior lecturer in 1996 and rose to become a professor in September 2005.




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