NEW VICE CHANCELLOR: TARABA STATE UNIVERSITY
The New VC of TSUJ
PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA, NIGERIA.
HERE IS THE PROFILE OF THE NEWLY APPOINTED VICE-CHANCELLOR OF TARABA STATE UNIVERSITY, JALINGO PROF. SUNDAY PAUL BAKO (THE DIGITAL PROFESSOR).
BY: STEPHEN VICTOR GANA
Professor S. P. Bako was born in the year 1962 in Takum, Taraba State. His paternal home is Donga, Donga Local Government Area.
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED AND QUALIFICATIONS
The erudite professor cum researcher and administrator started his academic journey from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna State-Nigeria in the year 1982 where he obtained all his degrees as follow:
First Degree: B.Sc (Hon) Botany (2:1) 1982-1986
Second Degree: M.Sc Botany 1988-1990
Terminal Degree: Ph.D Botany 1995-2000
International Certificate in Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology obtained from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, 1992.
International Certificate in Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management obtained from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, 1992.
Certificate in Computer Applications Domistel IT-Solution Computer Training, Zaria 2000.
Certificate in Fundraising fundamentals, PAMOJA, Inc (USA)/Carnegie Corporational Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 2003.
Certificate in Application of Internet for University fundraising, PAMOJA Inc (USA)/Carnegie Corporation/Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 2003.
Certificate in Basic Recombinant DNA Technology, Centre for Biotechnological Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 2011.
He is a member of Professional Association/Societies, including the Botanical society of Nigeria (BOSON), and the Ecological society of Nigeria (EcoSON)
He has a lot of distinctions and awards which include:
State Governor’s Award for outstanding service during the National Youth Service year 1986/87 Kaduna State Government.
Head of Department’s Award for outstanding performance during the national Youth Service year Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1987.
Biological Science Students’ Association (BIOSSA) Award as the lecturer with the most retentive memory, 1998 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The Ibaraki Kasumigaura (Government of Japan) Award for outstanding papers presented at the 11th world Lake Conference, Nairobi, Kenya 2005.
Award of Integrity, Excellence and Achievement in recognition of humanitarian services to Wukari people, National Association of Wukari Students 2008.
Research Award for sustainable Agriculture 2008, support Africa International/Schweisfurth Foundation, Germany, 2009.
Ahmadu Bello University/Macarthur Foundation grant for academic development, 2009.
Award of Honour in recognition of outstanding academic performance and role model, by His Royal Highness, Gara Donga for and on behalf of Donga Community, 2010.
Award of recognition of Meritorious Service to Donga Students in Zaria by the association of Donga Students in Zaria, 2010.
Exemplary Leadership Award for capacity Building and Youth Development in Nigeria by the Treasure Youth Foundation of Nigeria, Kaduna, Kaduna State, 2013.
Award of Excellence in promoting Education in Taraba State and First Vice-Chancellor from the region Southern Taraba Academics Forum (STAF), 2017.
Award of Honour in Contribution to Development of Sports in Wukari Federal University Wukari Staff Sport Club, 2018.
Award of recognition as Best Performing Vice-Chancellor of the year. Rotaract Club District 9125, Kwararafa University, Wukari, 2018.
Honours Award as the first Professor and Vice-Chancellor from Donga. Christian Reformed Church-Nigeria (CRC-N) LCC, Donga, Taraba State, 2018.
Award of Excellence in Development Administration, and Membership of National Leadership-MNL, Society for Advancement of Credible Leadership (SOACREL) Taraba State Historical Research Institute, 2018.
An Accolade of Excellent Leadership. Graduating Students 2017/2018, Kwararafa University, Wukari, 2018.
Rotaract Club of Kwararafa University, Wukari (District 9125 Nigeria) An Award of Recognition 2018.
Centre For Ethics and Self Value Orientation. Private Universities Leadership Performance Score Card (Distinctive Performance) 2019.
The Spill Magazine Award for Professional Ingenuity and Good Leadership Forte 2019.
Association of Heads of Security of Tertiary Institutions. Award For Excellence 2019.
League of African Development Students. LEADS Merit Award of Excellence African Patriotic VC 2019.
Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 2020 Award of Excellence.
West African Students’ Union Parliament (WASUP). PAN AFRICA EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP HONOUR as ICON OF NATION BUILDING AND SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT 2020.
WORKING EXPERIENCE AND CAREER APPOINTMENTS:
Graduate Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, ABU Zaria, 1987-1989
Assistant Lecturer Department of Biological Sciences ABU Zarian 1990-1993.
Lecturer II, Department of Biological Sciences ABU Zaria 1993-1996.
Lecturer I, Department of Biological Sciences, ABU Zaria 1996-2000.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences ABU Zaria 2000-2003.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences ABU Zaria 2003-2006.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences ABU Zaria 2006-Date.
Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Kwararafa University, Wukari 2007-2010.
Visiting Professor, Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology, Yola 2010-2016.
Visiting Professor, Nassarawa State University, Kenfig, Nigeria 2011
Visiting Professor, Gombe State University Gombe, Nigeria 2013-2015
Visiting Professor Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, 2015- date
Visiting Professor, Federal University, Wukari 2019- date
Professor, Department of Life
Sciences, Kwararafa University, Wukari 2017-Date.
He has also been appointed as External assessor for Promotion of academics to the professorial rank in 10 Nigerian universities
ADMINISTRATIVE/ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS
Vice-Chancellor, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria 2017-Date.
Dean, Faculty of Science, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria 2013-2014.
Director of Academic Planning, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria 2008.
Ag. Dean Students’ Affairs, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria, 2006-2007.
Ag. Vice Chancellor and Chairman University Management Committee, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State 2008.
Member, Governing Council, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State 2007-2012.
Consequently He’s been member of Statutory Committees/ Council, namely: Tenders Board, Appointment and Promotion Committees, Physical Planning and Developments Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Member, Senate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2006-Date.
Member, Faculty Board of Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2006-Date.
Member, Faculty Committee on Curriculum Review, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2002
Member, Faculty Board of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2006-2008.
Member, University Appointment and Promotion Committee (Science Complex “G”), Ahmadu Bello University, 2008-2011.
Member and Chief Examiner Interim Joint Matriculation Board, (IJMB), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1991-2020
Member, Affiliation Management Committee of Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 1995-2008.
Faculty of Science Examination Officer and Member University Examination Regulation and Irregularities Committee (ERIC), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1992-1995
Chairman, Departmental Guidance and Counseling Committee, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1996-1998
Chairman/Membership of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Quality Assurance/Accreditation Committees on Science to over 20 Universities for both Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes.
He has mentored over 10 full professors within the Nigerian University system.
He is an Academic External examiner for both M.Sc and Ph.D. to several universities
He has successfully supervised over 12 Ph.Ds and 30 M.Sc students to completion.
He has been engaged as a consultant to render academic related services outside the University system and attended numerous workshop and conferences Nationally and Internationally.
He has over 120 scholarly publications in reputable journals and books published locally and internationally.
Professor Sunday P. Bako loves reading and writing, listening to music, traveling, playing badminton.
The Digital Professor is completing his 5-year tenure as Vice-Chancellor, Kwararafa University Wukari, and is the incoming Vice-Chancellor, Taraba State University, Jalingo. Taraba State, Nigeria.
SOURCE: TARABA NEWS