FUT Minna appoints Prof Kuta as new Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Minna has announced the appointment of Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta as the 8th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.

Chairman of the Council, Prof. Olu Obafemi, anniunced the appointment on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022.

Prof Kuta has served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)  of the University. He is Professor of Microbiology.

Born on 26th October, 1972 at Kuta in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Kuta attended Government Science Teachers College Wushishi from 1981 to 1986, the Federal College of Education, Kontangora, from 1989 to 1993 before proceeding to the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in 1994 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Honours) in Microbiology in 1998.

After his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in the year 2000, he enrolled for a Master of Technology (MTech.) degree programme in Pharmaceutical Microbiology at FUT Minna, which he completed the programme in 2004.

Thereafter in 2005, he was offered a teaching position as lecturer II in the Department of Microbiology at FUT, Minna from where he pursued a PhD research programme in Medical Microbiology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi State which he completed in 2012.

Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta has a vast range of administrative and managerial experience within and outside the University system. He has held varied executive positions in clubs, societies and local community associations in Niger State, and has served the University in various capacities, including membership of over 30 committees and as chair of over 10 of them.

He has also served as Deputy Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Deputy Dean of the School of Life Sciences, Deputy-Director, Academic Planning Unit of the University, Head of Department of Microbiology, and Director, Academic Planning Unit before he became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic); a position he held before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

He is married with two children.

Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta who succeeds Professor Abdullahi Bala as Vice-Chancellor, is expected to assume office officially effective from Saturday the 3rd of December, 2022.

The appointment is for a single term of five years.

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