Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the appointment of Engr Dr Bukar Abubakar as the new rector of Ramat Polytechnic with effect from 25th September 2023.
The appointment was announced in a statement issued on Monday by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau.
Engr Abubakar, 51 years old, hails from Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
Until his appointment as rector, Engr 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.
Before these, Engr Abubakar in 1994, obtained National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ramat Polytechnic.
He attended Government Technical College, Bama, where he graduated in 1990 having attended a Federal Craft Certificate Examination (an “equivalent of City and Guild of London Institute” training).
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Engr Abubakar holds certificates in computer appreciation.
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”.