Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University

Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University, Kano (KHAIRUN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Abdulrashid Garba as its inaugural Vice-Chancellor. With an impressive career spanning over 33 years, Professor Abdulrashid Garba brings a wealth of teaching, research, and community service experiences to his new leadership role.

The appointment of Professor Abdulrashid Garba as Vice-Chancellor was duly approved by the esteemed Board of Trustees of the University, under the esteemed chairmanship of Emeritus Professor Muhammad Sani Zahradeen.

Having previously served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, and as Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Abdulrashid Garba’s professional journey underscores his unwavering commitment to educational development. Furthermore, his role as a special adviser to the Minister of Education has showcased his dedication to advancing the academic landscape.

Born on the 11th of April, 1959, Professor Abdulrashid Garba is a seasoned academician with a passion for knowledge dissemination and a vision for nurturing intellectual growth. He is married and a proud father of nine children.

The University is confident in Professor Abdulrashid Garba’s ability to steer KHAIRUN towards a future of excellence and distinction. His proven track record in academia and administration make him a valuable asset to the institution as it strives to achieve greater heights.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Abdulrashid Garba on his appointment as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University, Kano. We are eager to witness the transformative impact of his leadership on our esteemed institution.


Malam Yusuf Datti
Administrative Secretary.
For: Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University, Kano.

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