Meet Prof Reuben Kolo: The New Vice-Chancellor, Crawford University

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The Management of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Saturday announced the appointment of an Abusite Prof Reuben Kolo as its new Vice-Chancellor.

TheAbusites reports that Prof. Kolo becomes the 4th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the 15-year old faith-based University owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission, West, and Central Africa (WECA).

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Layi Olajumoke, has it that two other principal officers were ratified by the institution’s Senate.

Prof Reuben Kolo
Prof Reuben Kolo

Mr. Moses Itauma becomes the Registrar and Ms. Olukemi Ojo was appointed the institution’s Bursar. “The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Rotimi Ajayi, announced that the University’s Board of Trustees and the Governing Council have approved the appointment of Prof Reuben Kolo as the next Vice-Chancellor,” he said.

Prof Kolo is from the Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology, which is from the larger School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology, SAAT, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

Who is Prof Reuben Kolo?

Prof Reuben Kolo was born in Doko, Lavun Local Government, Niger State in 1962. He obtained his first degree from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in Zoology in 1987.

Prof Kolo bagged his second degree, M.Sc, Hydrobiology, and Fisheries from the University of Ibadan and completed his doctoral studies in FUT, Minna in the same discipline in 1996.

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He joined the service of FUT, Minna on July 11, 1990, as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology, SAAT.

He became a Professor of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology in October, 2010 and has held many positions of responsibilities in the span of engagement in FUT, Minna.

He was designated the Dean of his Faculty, the SAAT from 2015 to 2019. He was also the Deputy Dean of the institution’s Postgraduate School between 2012 and 2013.

He also headed specialised departments, centres, committees, and special projects. He is a revered member of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria, National Association of Fish Farmers and Aquaculturists, and the Fisheries Society of Nigeria among others.

He has supervised and graduated several Ph.D. and Master of Technology students. He is a Consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Environmental Impact Assessment of proposed projects. He has published over 50 journal articles in refereed journals, several book chapters and attended several international and national conferences and workshops.

He is a member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria, National Association of Fish Farmers and Aquaculturists, Fisheries Society of Nigeria amongst others. He is well-published in notable local and international journals.

The appointment is for a non-renewable duration of five years and will commence from Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

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