President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alh. Sani Usman as the 7th substantive rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
According to a letter of his appointment as 7th substantive rector, signed and presented by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the appointment is effective from 21st May, 2023. LEADERSHIP reports that Sani Usman will take over the affairs of the institution from Sanusi Waziri Gumau whose tenure in office has expired.
According to a press release issued by Muhammad Rabiu Wada, deputy registrar, public relations of the institution and made available to journalists in Bauchi on Wednesday, said the new rector was elected member of the polytechnic governing council in 2017 to represent the academic board before his appointment as deputy rector of the polytechnic in 2018, a position he held until 2022.
“A scholar and teacher par excellence, Alh. Sani Usman has been mentioned in many local and international scholarly journals, attended a handful of short courses and workshops and has attended many academic conferences and presented papers within and outside Nigeria,” the statement read in part.
He is married with four children. The new rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi is a member, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). Sani was born in Gombe state on 18th August, 1963, he attended Tudun Wada Primary School, Gombe from 1971-1978 before proceeding to Government Science Secondary School, Gombe where he obtained his SSCE/GCE in 1983.
Usman attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1983-1987 where he a bachelor of science degree in Physics, he was also at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi for postgraduate diploma and master of science degree in computer science In 1996 and 2006 respectively.
He joined the service of the Polytechnic in 1989 and rose through the ranks to become Chief Lecturer in the year 2014. He held many enviable positions in the polytechnic which include but not limited to the following: Head of department computer science from 2004-2018, dean school of science and technology from 2013-2017.