By Hanson Chidozie
A change in leadership has been announced by the management of the University of Ilorin, with the appointment of Sulyman Abdulkareem, as new Vice-Chancellor.
The university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of council, Abdullahi Oyekan, who made the announcement this Monday, said the decision to appoint Mr. Abdulkareem to lead the institution, was reached after a deliberation of the council in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Amendment Act.
According to him, the appointment will take effect from October 16, while the tenure of the outgoing vice chancellor, AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will end on October 15.
Mr. Abdulkareem, a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, is the institutions’s 10th Vice-chancellor.
He was once vice chancellor of the Alhikmah University, Ilorin.
He was born in 1954 at Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.
He schooled at the University of Detroit in 1980 where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering, and also at the University of Louisville, in 1988 where he earned a Ph.D in the same discipline.
He specialty is in Heterogeneous Catalysis/Reaction Engineering.