The 8th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in North-Central Nigeria, has been named by the university’s Governing Council as Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta, a microbiology professor.
On October 26, 1972, in Kuta, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State, Professor Kuta was born. His appointment as a professor was announced by the chairman of the council, Prof. Olu Obafemi, NMON, on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Professor Kuta studied at the Federal College of Education in Kontangora from 1989 to 1993 before enrolling at the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto in 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology there in 1998, a Master of Technology in pharmaceutical microbiology there in 2004 at F.U.T. Minna, and a PhD in medical microbiology there at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi.
He has held a number of positions with the university, including membership on more than 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 role he held before being named Vice-Chancellor.
On December 3, 2022, Professor Kuta will succeed Professor Abdullahi Bala as Vice-Chancellor.
It is a single, five-year term for the appointment.