El-Rufai Approves New VC For State University

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Tanko as the new Vice Chancellor for the Kaduna State University (KASU).

Muhammad’s approval followed recommendations by the Governing Council of the university.

This was contained in a statement by El-Rufai’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday.

According to the statement, the professor was former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of KASU and holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance, noting that, the new Vice Chancellor has teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels, with significant quality supervision and valuable inter-disciplinary collaboration, as well as strong track record of research as evidenced by the quality of his papers in peer-reviewed journals.

“Aside his core area of Finance, Audit and Taxation, he had researched on the deployment of tools to enhance education by distance learning.

“A foundation staff of KASU, Mr. Tanko demonstrated academic leadership and provided community service.”

Mr. Tanko was born in Kawo, Kaduna North Local Government Area in 1969. Besides having held the post of Deputy Vice Chancellor, he has also served as Head of Department, Dean of the School of Management Science in the same institution.

He obtained his first degree from Bayero University, Kano, where he graduated with a B.Sc Accounting (2.1) in 1991, then earned an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance in 1997, an MBA in 2000 and a PhD in Accounting and Finance in 2005 from
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

He joined the services of KASU in 2005 and rose from Head of Department to Dean before he was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue in 2012.


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