The Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Army University (NAU) in Biu, Borno State, Professor David Iliya Malgwi on Monday has his appointment confirmed and his appointment letter presented to him. Professor Malgwi has been on Acting capacity since appointed a year ago.
At the occasion in Abuja, the Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai said their vision is to ensure that the University become a frontline centre of academic excellence not only in Nigeria, but also Africa.
Buratai, stated that NAU founder’s dream is to make the Army University a center of excellence in education, research and innovation for human capacity development, military science and technology for national development, and for the progress of humanity.
The COAS, further revealed that five faculty complex, and the Senate buildings, among other structures, are at advanced stage of construction, urging the pioneer staff of the institution to strive and make a mark, in line with the visions the Nigerian Army leadership has for establishing the school.
In his acceptance speech, Prof. Malgwi, appreciated the leadership of the Nigerian Army for the opportunity given to him to serve, disclosing that less than a year after the school was established, NAU has already recorded some achievements among which are the recruitment of over 500 Academic and Non-Academic staff with a cream of renowned professors of international standing, matriculation of 1000 undergraduate into five faculties and 39 academic programmes among others.
“It will also interest you to know that our 1,000 Remedial Students have finished their exams and waiting for placement.
“The University also clinched a gold medal in Basketball, three silver and one bronze medal in athletics, in the just-concluded All African Universities Olympics in Cairo, Egypt.
“The University also won five medals (two gold and three silver) in athletics in the just-concluded NUGA games held at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, which qualifies NAU for the next World University Games in Italy by June 2019,” the don concluded.