The management of the University of Ilorin has appointed Prof . Sulyman Abdulkareem of the Department of Chemical Engineering as its 10 th vice -chancellor .
The university s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council , Dr. Abdullahi Oyekan, announced the appointment on Monday at a press briefing.
Oyekan said the institution reached the decision after a meeting of the council in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Amendment Act.
According to him, the appointment will take effect from October 16 , while the tenure of the outgoing vice chancellor , Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will end on October 15 .
The pro-chancellor recalled that interested applicants were earlier given six weeks to submit applications , adding that the deadline for this was May 26 .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abdulkareem, a former vice -chancellor of the faith-based Alhikmah University in Ilorin , was born in 1954 at Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State .
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