The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, FUTMinna, has approved the appointment of Faruk Adamu Kuta, a Professor of Microbiology, as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in North-Central Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta, a Microbiology Professor, as the institution’s 8th Substantive Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Kuta, whose appointment was announced by the Chairman of Council, Prof. Olu Obafemi, NMON, on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, was born on October 26th, 1972 in Kuta, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State.
Professor Kuta attended Government Science Teachers College Wushishi, Niger State, from 1981 to 1986, and the Federal College of Education, Kontangora, from 1989 to 1993 before enrolling in the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in 1994, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc in Microbiology in 1998, and (MTech.) in Pharmaceutical Microbiology at F.U.T Minna in 2004, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State in 2012, and a Professor in 2021.
He has served the University in a variety of capacities, including membership on over 30 committees, Deputy Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Deputy Dean of the School of Life Sciences, Deputy-Director of the University’s Academic Planning Unit, Head of the Department of Microbiology, Director of the Academic Planning Unit, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), a position he held prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Kuta will take over as Vice-Chancellor on December 3, 2022, succeeding Professor Abdullahi Bala.
The appointment is for a single five-year term.