The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Minna has approved the appointment of Prof. Yahaya Ahmed Iyaka of the Department of Chemistry , School of Physical Sciences as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), designate.
In a letter conveying the appointment, the Registrar, Mrs. Victoria N. Kolo, disclosed that the Council approved the appointment at its 122nd meeting held on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
The appointment which is for a period of 2 years in first instance is with effect from April 25, 2017.
Born on January 10, 1968, Prof. Iyaka hails from Bida, Niger State. He had his early education at Government Model Primary School, Bida, (1974-1980), attended Federal Government College, Ilorin, Kwara State (1980-1985) before proceeding to Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto where he obtained his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1992.
He obtained a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from University of Ibadan in 1998 and proceeded to University of Abuja for his Ph.D. also in Analytical Chemistry in 2006.
Prof Iyaka joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2002 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Chemistry on October 1, 2015.
The newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (administration) has held various administrative positions among which are Head of Department, Chemistry from 2015 to date; Deputy Dean, Student Affairs Division, 2006 to 2010; Dean, Student Affairs, 2010-2013 and Postgraduate Programme Coordinator 2006-2010. He has also served as member, Committee of Deans; Senate Representative on Endowment Fund and other strategic committees of the University.
Prof. Iyaka has supervised many students at B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. levels. He is widely published in reputable local and international journals.
He is a member of Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and is happily married with children.