Professor Kundiri is a Professor of Soil Science. He had his primary education at the ATMN Primary School, Gana-Ropp after which he proceeded to the famous Gindiri Boys Secondary School for secondary education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture in 1987 from the University of Maiduguri and Master of Science in Soil Science with specialization in Soil and Water Management from the same University in 1991.
Between 1991 and 1995 he was at the Cranfield University in United Kingdom where he earned the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Soil and Water Management. This was under Scholarship from the European Union. His academic career started at the University of Maiduguri as a Graduate Assistant. He attained the position of a substantive Professor in 2006. Professor Kundiri has spent his academic and professional career working in areas to help address the challenges of Agriculture and Environmental Management.
Apart from diverse research programmes, he has also been involved in the delivery of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include Soil Science;
At postgraduate levels they included Soil Physics;
He has also supervised an extensive number of students at Bachelors, Master’s and Doctoral levels at institutions such as:
He has also been an External Examiner and Visiting Lecturer in a number of higher institutions. Further, Professor Kundiri has participated in a number of projects and programmes aimed at addressing environmental challenges such as:
In addition, he is a member of a number of scientific societies including Fellowship of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria. He was also the Dean of Students at the University of Maiduguri and the Federal University Dutse where he also held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor. It was from this position that the Council of the Federal University Dutse appointed him Vice-Chancellor of the University. It is a position he held until his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Wukari by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.