Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Bukar Abubakar as the new rector of Ramat Polytechnic with effect from 25th September 2023.
The appointment was announced in a statement issued by the Governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau.
Until his appointment as rector, Abubakar was deputy rector in charge of administration at the same polytechnic from the year 2020.
The incoming rector holds an engineering PhD in Energy and Environmental Studies obtained in 2021, Masters in Engineering also on Energy and Environmental Studies in 2014, and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering obtained in 2005. All the degrees were from the University of Maiduguri.
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He attended Government Technical College, Bama, where he graduated in 1990 having attended Federal Craft Certificate Examination “equivalent of City and Guild of London Institute” training.
The new rector has attended local and international courses on “Onshore-Offshore Contractors/Employee Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment Competence”, “Sustainable Manpower Development and Effective Administration in Tertiary Institution”, “Mechatronics/Autotronics”, “Information Technology Essentials” and on “Research for Sustainable Development: Strategies and Procedures for Developing Nations”.
At Ramat Polytechnic, he worked as departmental record officer in 2007. He was also the departmental examination officer from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2014.
The new rector was head of the Department, mechanical Engineering Technology, from 2014 to 2019, acting director, school of Engineering in 2016, principal lecturer from 2018 to 2021, deputy rector (admin, from 2020), and chairman, staff development committee from 2020 to date and chief lecturer from 2022 to date.
The rector is a member of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, Nigeria Association of Vocational and Technical Educators, International Association of Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Governor Zulum congratulates the new rector and conveys gratitude to the outgoing rector for his services to the state, Gusau said in the statement.