Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Professor Musa Abiodun Aibinu as the second substantive Vice Chancellor for Summit University, Offa, Kwara State.
Going by this appointment as confirmed by the institution, on Thursday, to Muslim News, Aibunu, a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, becomes the third youngest Vice Chancellor in Nigeria at the age of 49, after Kwara State University, KWASU VC, Professor Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi, who was also appointed VC at 49 and Ahman Pategi University, APU VC, Professor Mahfouz Adedimeji, who became VC at 47.
Prof. Afeez Bello, who could have been the overall youngest VC at 45 was not confirmed as the Vice Chancellor of Osun State University. He was in acting capacity for three months – from November 2021 to February, 2022, when Prof Adunayo Clement Adebooye emerged the substantive VC of the University.
Read the full statement officially signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Mustapha Abayomi Kadiri for the University…
SUMMIT UNIVERSITY, OFFA APPOINTS NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR
The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Prof. Abiodun Musa Aibinu as the second Vice-Chancellor of Summit University, Offa on the recommendation of the Governing Council. The appointment is sequel to an earlier interview conducted by the Joint Council Senate Selection Committee which is composed of highly experienced stakeholders of the University. The appointment is in line with the provision of the Summit University Law 2015.
Professor Abiodun Musa Aibinu until his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of Summit University, Offa is a Professor of Mechatronics at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. He is popularly recognised as an “Acadopreneur” and a highly-motivated career driven achiever with over twenty-three (23) years working experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Robotics, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering and Industrial Automation. He also has teaching and research experience in the field of Artificial intelligence and Robotics.
Professor Aibinu, Abiodun Musa was born on 9th January, 1973 in Lagos, Nigeria and hails from the city of Ibadan, Oyo State. He attended Euba Boys’ Secondary School, Mushin, Lagos, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Blekinge, Sweden and International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia respectively.
Professor Abiodun holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Artificial Intelligence to Digital Signal and Image Processing from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia between 2006 and 2009.
He has been actively involved in teaching, supervision, mentoring and research activities at various Universities in Nigeria and Malaysia. Until his appointment, he was a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering at Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Nigeria, where he held many important academic positions.
Professor Aibinu, Abiodun Musa had participated and won several academic and research awards at various international and national exhibitions. He is happily married and blessed with children. He would assume duty as the second Vice-Chancellor of the institution in April, 2022.
Summit University, Offa was established by Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria as an Islamic faith-based Institution which offers qualitative tertiary education to all Nigerians. The University obtained its provisional licence (No. 59 Private University) issued by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on March 5, 2015 and Full Operational Licence in April 1, 2019. Academic activities commenced on March 6, 2017 and the University has been striving towards achieving the vision of the founders.
The University has Full Accreditation in all its programmes that were accredited by the NUC and has also produced two sets of graduates who are currently serving the nation under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme.
Mustapha Abayomi Kadiri
(21 Shaban, 1443/ 24 March, 2022)
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