About The Vice-Chancllor
Born in 1959 at Kaltungo, Gombe State, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi attended L.E.A. Primary School, Kaltungo, (1967- 1973), ECWA Primary School, Kaltungo (1973-1975) and Government Teachers’ College, Jama’are, Bauchi State, (1975 -1980).
He attended the University of Maiduguri (1981 to1985), where he obtained B.Sc. Physical and Health Education and joined the services of the university as a Graduate Assistant in 1987. He took a Master Degree in Health Education (1988 – 1991) from the same University. In 2003, he obtained a Ph.D. in Public Health Education from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
As a student unionist, Professor Njodi was elected Secretary and President of the National Union of Kaltungo District Students (NUKADS) and Tangale Waja Students’ Union (1976-1980); President, Nigeria Association of Health Education and Recreation, Unimaid Branch, and Secretary-General, National Union of Bauchi State Students, Unimaid Branch, (1983 -1985).
From 2008 to 2010, he served as Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, and was elected substantive Dean of the same faculty in 2010, thereby becoming the first alumnus of the University of Maiduguri to serve as Dean of the Faculty. Professor Njodi became Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) in 2010 and, subsequently, Vice-Chancellor of the University from June 2014 to date, thus becoming the first and second alumnus to serve in these capacities, respectively.
As a scholar of distinction, he has attended and actively participated in numerous national and international conferences and seminars and published papers in several high quality Journals and chapters in books and books in his area of specialization. To date, he has more than forty five (45) academic publications to his credit, in addition to rendering selfless service to several communities, states and international organizations.
Professor Njodi is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Economists of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute for Government Research Leadership Technology and a recipient of numerous Awards of Excellence, the most outstanding being the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award conferred on him by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.
In recognition of his numerous contributions to community development, the Emir of Kaltungo conferred on him the prestigious traditional title of Dan Rimin Kaltungo. Also, for his sterling educational qualities and leadership style, His Royal Highness, the Shehu of Borno conferred on him another traditional title of
Shettima Ilmube of Borno.
He is happily married and blessed with children.