The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the appointment of Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf and Dr Kidado Kumo as Deputy Executive Secretaries Academic and Administration respectively.
The appointment which took effect from 20th of June 2019, were approved by the Governing Board of NUC following nominations by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof Abubakar Rahseed.
Before his appointment as the Deputy Executive Secretary Academics, Ramon-Yusuf was the Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology at the Commission, a position he held since 2017.
He holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Science in Environmental Toxicology as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in environmental Toxicology.
Ramon-Yusuf also received specialised training in quality assurance, open, distance and E-learning with the UNESCO International Institute for International Planning in Paris and the Institute for Socio-Cultural Studies of the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany where he participated in the university staff development programme in 2002 and earned a postgraduate certificate in quality assurance and curriculum development.
Until his appointment, Kumo was the Director of Academic Planning at the National Universities Commission.
He is described by the Commission as “a well-rounded educationist with a Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree in Islamic studies from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He also possesses a Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Education Psychology and a Ph.D in the same field.
“He commenced his career at the National Universities Commission as an Assistant Chief Research Officer in 1997 and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Director in 2009. He was appointed Director, Executive Secretary’s office in 2013, a post he held until his current redeployment to the Department of Academic Standards in 2014.”