The Yobe state government has employed 35 professors from India and Philippines for its state own university in Damaturu the state capital.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Musa Alabe informed the governor while on a visit to the institution that the first of the learned fellows that were earlier approved for resumption in the university will be arriving the state capital this weekend.
He said series of advertisement made in the national dailies requesting for qualified academic staff in the institution yielded little or no desired result.
The decision to employ the said professors according to him is to improve the standards of teaching and learning in the various fields of human endeavour in the institution.
Professor Musa Alabe says 21 of the professors were employed from India while 14 others were from Philippians.
He thank the governor for granting approval for the employment of the said professors pointing out that it will greatly enrich the quality of education in the institution.
Speaking shortly after inspecting the law faculty of the institution, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam expressed happiness on the progress made on the facilities in the school while assuring that his administration will continue to improve on the existing progress made in the school to make it one of the best in the country,
The governor then donated the sum of N30 million towards enriching the law Library of the university and directed that the library be stock with latest law books that will improve learning and research in the institution.
Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam also directed the allocation of 20 number housing units recently completed at the 300 housing estate to accommodate the employed professors urging the university authority to provide the best of facilities at the estate for the expected professors.
He also directed the construction of additional three kilometres of road within the university so as to ease movement of people within the institution.
The present administration had suspended academic activities in the state university with a view to providing conducive environment for both teaching and learning, on assumption of office.
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