Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bayero University Kano Mourns Death of DVC Admin, Prof Haruna Wakili

The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, with deep  sorrow and a heavy heart regrets to announce the death of Professor Haruna Wakili. Until his death, he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration). He died at the age of 60 on Saturday, 20th June, 2020 at the National Hospital, Abuja after a protracted illness.

The Vice Chancellor on behalf of the Council, the Senate, Management, staff and students of the University wishes to express heartfelt condolences to the members of his immediate family, the Emir of Hadejia, government and the people of Jigawa State and the entire members of the  University community on this great loss.

The late Professor Wakili was a one-time Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Jigawa State (2009-2015) and also a Director of the University's Centre for Democratic Studies (Mambayya House), before his appointment as DVC (Administration) in 2018.

Prof. Haruna Wakili was born in June 1960 at Rumfa Quarters of Hadejia town in Jigawa State. He attended Government Teachers Collage Dutse where he obtained his Grade II Certificate in 1980. He  proceeded to Bayero university, Kano for his degree programme which he graduated in1985 and emerged as the best graduating student in history, thereby wining the Professor M. A Al-Hajj memorial prize and  also received the Professor Michael Crowder prize for best graduating student in modern history.

Professor Haruna wakili got his Masters Degree in History in 1989 from the same University and his PhD  in History in 1998. In 2004, he went to the New York University in USA for a certificate in American History.

He joined the services of the University on 14th June, 1990 as an Assistant Lecturer at the History Department. Professor Wakili, until his appointment as Commissioner, was the Head of Department of  History of the Bayero University. He was on record the only one to serve twice (at different times) as  Director Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, Bayero University Kano. He  was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration on 4th October, 2018.

Prof Wakili was buried on Sunday, 21st June, 2020 at his hometown Hadejia in which he led large number of memebrs of University Community to condole the Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Abubakar Maje Haruna, family of the deseased and the entire people of Jigawa State.

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