Twenty-six professors from various disciplines have been invited for interview, between April 19 and 21, for the post of Vice-Chancellor,
University of Jos, The out-going Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hayward Babale Mafuyai’s tenure will end on the June 20.
Prominent on list of the candidates are Prof. Ezekiel Best, Dean, Social Sciences, Prof Dung Pam Sha, Director, Office of Research, Prof Audu Nanven Gambo, immediate past Director, Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, Prof Yilkur N. Lohdip, Director Academic Planning, and Prof Sebastian Maimako, Dean, Management Sciences.
Other strong contenders are Prof Isaac Lar of English Dept, Prof Umar Danfulani, immediate past Dean of Arts, Prof G. O. Akpa, former V.C, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Prof. Thomas Baba Bingel of the Department of History, Prof Andrew Haruna, Vice- Chancellor, Federal University Gashua, Prof Francis Ojaide of the Department of Accounting, Prof H.A. Lar of the Department of Geosciences, Prof Dimis Mailafia of the Department of Economics, Prof Abraham Mallum of the Department of Education, Prof Daniel Dabi of the Department of Geography and Planning, Prof N.K. Dakum, former Dean of Medical Sciences, and a female candidate, Prof Naomi James Rugu, Director of SIWES, amongst others.