Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Provost Muhammadou Kah said he had a thrilling experience back at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan, where he was Founding Dean and Vice Rector for Technology and Innovation.
An elated Professor Kah told our reporter, “I just got back to Nigeria from Baku…It was quite humbling and an honor for me to be the guest of honor and processed with [former] faculty colleagues.”
He related how he received the honor to stand on stage as Founding Dean and Vice Rector for Technology and Innovation. The university’s 2018 Commencement, which Kah attended, graduated his pioneer class of the School of IT and Engineering. He had helped to establish the school.
“They delayed the announcement of a substantive Dean until this moment. The new Dean’s appointment was formally announced when I came on stage to hand in Diplomas and after their very kind words about my tenure there. He joined me on stage as well.”
He described his experience as “quite humbling, thoughtful, and kind.”
One of Africa’s eminent scholars on Information Technology and Development, Prof. Kah’s academic research interests embrace applications of Big Data in smart agriculture, health, and education. He is also interested in exploring ways in which innovations in information communication technologies contribute to poverty reduction, improve education, propel economic growth and development, and enhance the quality of life for developing economies and communities as well as improve government processes and organizations. He is very much interested in innovative ways of improving education and building capacity and competencies, especially in the teaching of the sciences, mathematics, and computing.
Reported by Innocent Nwobodo