The Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa, Taoheed Adedoja, said the council has shortlisted 11 professors out of the 24 who applied for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Mr. Adedoja, a professor, disclosed this on Sunday in Dutse while speaking with journalists after inspecting ongoing projects in the university.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Jibrila Amin, will end on February 16, 2016.
Mr. Adedoja said that the process for shortlisting the applicants was rigorous; adding that at the end of the exercise the best candidate will emerge.
He noted that the outgoing pioneer Vice-Chancellor had laid a solid foundation which the next person would build upon. He said the council was particularly happy with the system and the structures in the new university.
The chairman said that the out-going vice chancellor had within a short time moved the university to the permanent site, graduated its first set and also established a Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.
The News Agency of Nigeria leant that the applicants shortlisted include Abubakar Kundiri of the Federal University Dutse, Salisu Abdullahi also from the same university, Muhammad Abubakar from Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi, and Haruna Birniwa of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
Others are Hadi Suberu of Federal University, Lokoja, Sherifdeen Tella of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Yusuf Alhassan of Bayero University, Kano, and Taiwo Omobuwajo also from Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Okechukwu Ukaga of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Zakari Muhammad of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Zaccheaus Apata of the University of Ilorin also made the list.