THE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS ALUMNI ASSOCATION WORLDWIDE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE 10TH SUBSTANTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR OF UNIVERSITY OF JOS.
The University of Jos Alumni Association (UJAA) wishes to congratulate one of its own, Professor Tanko Ishaya over his appointment as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the great University of Jos with effect from 1st December 2021 for five years.
The appointment of Prof. Tanko Ishaya by the 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos did not come to us as a surprise following his track academic, professional, administrative and extra curricula/community service records ever since he graduated from the University of Jos in 1992.
Prof Ishaya is a core Josite and his academic cum professional personality must have made his appointment a popular choice. We therefore believe that he has what it takes to make a distinguished difference. It is therefore our expectation, that in the five years of his tenure, the entire university will be marked by further visible landmark developments.
The advantage the University of Jos has in Prof Ishaya’s Vice Chancellorship is his multi skills in Information Technology IT, data engineering, computer security and forensics. These are the highly rated 21st century skills that every Administrator must be on top of. As DVC Academics, Prof Ishaya's ICT input into the burnt Library helped to transform it into a modern infrastructure and core service provision. We therefore expect much more from him now that he is the substantive Vice Chancellor, especially in improving the University of Jos in world ranking of universities.
Accordingly, the UJAA worldwide is firm in its support to its own as we identify fully with his vision and mission for the university. His success is the success of UJAA. We therefore pray God to give him the wisdom to further stimulate his initiatives that will help to move the university forward.
UJAA calls on the friends of the University, the entire university community, the various unions of the university including Students union, religious bodies, and the immediate community of the university to close ranks with Prof. Tanko Ishaya and to support his promised purpose driven and inclusive governance of the university. In all these, Prof. Ishaya’s youthful age is an advantage to work his deserved place in the hall of fame. May God help him and the University of Jos.
God bless Professor Tanko Ishaya,
God bless University of Jos,
Great Josites...............Great is the word!
Prof. Emeka D. Ozoji MNAE