Former Kwasu VC, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’allah becomes the University of Abuja new Vice Chancellor. The great news was disclosed In a recent post by the pioneer Alumni president of Kwara State University. Damilare Peter Oyinlole who made the announcement as he congratulates the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment.
Below is an excerpt from his post as shared on Facebook 14 hours ago as he appreciates the new vice chancellor of the University of Abuja and shades his frenemies at the same time.
Profile of Kwasu VC
He received a BA in 1988 from the University of Ilorin, with a thesis “Dadakuada: the trends in the development of Ilorin traditional oral poetry”, subsequently published in African Notes, and in 1992 received a M.A. Literature in English from the same university. In 1999, he received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and was subsequently professor and chair of African Studies at Western Illinois University. He is now the vice chancellor or Kwara State University in Nigeria.
Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah has been nominated for and received numerous awards, including the Gold Key Recognition Award, University of Alberta Student Union, 1998; the Graduate Student Service Award, GSA, University of Alberta; The Alberta Heritage Charles S Noble Award for Student Leadership, 1998, the Province of Alberta, Canada; and the Black Achievements Award, Post-Secondary—Scholastic, 1998, the Black Achievement Awards Society of Alberta.Dr. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah is the author and co-author of numerous books, including: coauthor with Ladan Sulaiman and Ahmad Sambo, Functional Literacy Primer in Hausa, sponsored by the European Economic Commission and Federal Government of Nigeria, 1992; coauthor, Instructors’ Guide to Functional Literacy Primer in Hausa, 1992; coauthor with Bayo Ogunjimi, Introduction to African Oral Literature (Oral Prose), University of Ilorin Press, 1991; author, Introduction to African Oral Literature (1994); and Editor, Ogoni’s Agonies: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Crisis in Nigeria (Africa World Press, 1998)
He wrote the article on Kwame Anthony Appiah for The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought. He was the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (2015-2019) and is now the Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja (July 2019-)