Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has promoted a female lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Hajara Umar Sanda, to the rank of Associate Professor. Sanda, who graduated from the same department in 1992, became the first female to earn the promotion in the department since its establishment 42 years ago.
The Senate of the university recently approved the promotion of 15 senior lecturers to the apex university rank of professor after a rigorous scrutinisation of their records and academic works. The university also elevated 28 Ph.D holders lecturing in various faculties to the rank of associate professor.
A statement signed by the Director, Examination, Administration and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar Abdullah, said the university’s Senate at its 379 meeting held on December 24, 2019, approved the promotion of the lecturers. The statement noted that the promotion takes effect from October 1, 2019.