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Who is Professor Iya Abubakar? | Meet The Former Vice Chancellor of ABU, Zaria, “Professor Iya Abubakar”

Professor Iya Abubakar was the only Nigerian appointed as a Professor in the department of Mathematics, ABU, Zaria, at the age of 28 in 1963. A first class graduate of Mathematics at the University of Ibadan, he is the first Northerner to earn a PhD in any field when he earned it at the University of Cambridge, UK.

He became Head of Department, Mathematics and Computer Science, ABU, Zaria, at age 32 (a record in the Nigerian University system), second indigenous Vice Chancellor of ABU, Zaria, at age 40 and retired from academics at age 44.


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