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the Vice Chancellor

Principal Officer
Prof Jude Sammani Rabo

Jude Sammani Rabo is a Professor of Veterinary Pathology. He assumed duty as the 3rd substantive Vice Chancellor of Federal University Wukari (FUW), Taraba State- Nigeria on February 10, 2021.   Prior to this, he was the Director, Amadu Ali Centre for Public Health and Comparative Medicine, University of  Agriculture,   Makurdi. He had his early education at  Tadnum Primary   School in Bogoro   Local   Government   Bauchi   State from   1967   to   1975. He proceeded to   Gindiri   Boys’ Secondary School, Plateau State in 1975, obtained WASC in 1980, and proceeded to Ahmadu BelloUniversity Zaria, where he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He later attended the University of Ibadan and the University of Maiduguri where he bagged a Master of Science Degree (1990) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (1999) respectively.  Prof. J.S. Rabo was also awarded an IAEA Certificate in Animal Health (2001) by the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and is a holder of a Certificate in Desktop Publishing (2006) from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.


Professor   Rabo started his academic career as a Graduate  Assistant in the Veterinary   Pathology Department, the University of Maiduguri in 1987 and became a substantive Professor in 2001.  Over the years, he has been at the forefront of providing direction in the delivery of quality courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels across diverse institutions.  He taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the University of   Maiduguri,   University of   Agriculture,  Makurdi, and Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto during which time he also supervised several undergraduate and undergraduate students to completion. He has researched extensively into the pathogenesis and pathology of infectious,  noninfectious, and neoplastic diseases of poultry,   ruminants,   equine, dromedary, canine, and laboratory animals, leading to the publication of several scientific articles in several local and international journals of repute. In the area of University administration, Prof. J.S. Rabo had served as Head of Department of Veterinary Pathology, Director of Veterinary Teaching    Hospital,   Deputy   Dean of   Faculty,   Ag   Dean of   Faculty,   Dean of   Faculty, and   Deputy Vice Chancellor for two terms before his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Federal University Wukari, Taraba. In the course of his academic career, he received several awards of honour and prizes to the glory of God.


Prof. J.S. Rabo was an awardee of the 21st Century Award for Achievers (December 2009) by     International Bibliography Centre, Cambridge, England; International Educator of the year 2009 by IBC, Cambridge,  England; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21 st Century- 2009/2010 by IBC Cambridge,   England;   Distinguished   Africa   Gold   Merit   Awards   2008   by   Milestone   Magazine-Nigeria, International Plato Award For Educational Achievement- I CONIC Achiever- BY IBC, Cambridge, England,2009 and   Distinguished  Leadership in National Development Gold  Award (D’LKINGA 2011) by Corporate and Media, Africa Communication Ltd, Nigeria. Prof. J.S. Rabo has also served on several   Administrative,   Senate,  Council   Committees, and subcommittees in the University of Maiduguri and the University of   Agriculture,  Makurdi at various times.  Besides,  he served as  External Examiner to the Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Nigeria Nsukka; Department of   Veterinary   Pathology,   University of   Ibadan   Department of   Veterinary Pathology, University of Abuja, and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maiduguri at various periods. He also served on accreditation teams to several veterinary faculties in Nigeria as well as External Assessor to several Universities in their professorial promotion exercises.


Professor J.S. Rabo hails from Bauchi State and was born on June 21, 1961, in Tadnum, Bogoro Local Government Area, Bauchi State. He is happily married and has six children. He is a keen sportsman, and also enjoys Gardening and Poultry Production.

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