Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba,a statement says.
The statement, issued in Lokoja on Sunday by the Registrar of the university, Mr Yakubu Abubakar, said Abdulkadir, who has since assumed duty, has replaced Prof. Hassan Isah, whose tenure expired on October 12.
According to the statement, the new Vice-Chancellor, a professor of economic history from Bayero University, Kano, has promised to run an inclusive and consultative administration and appealed to stakeholders to join hands with him in moving the school forward.
It also said the university had expelled 68 students for examination malpractice and poor academic performance,19 of whom were expelled for various examination misconduct, while 49 were withdrawn for poor academic performance.
The Street Journal recalls that the university was established by a former Governor of the state, now candidate of the All Progressives Congress,APC, for the November 21 governorship election, Alhaji Abubakar Audu, who named it after himself and sited it in his country home.
The institution was later renamed as Kogi State University by his successor,Ibrahim Idris.