JSIIT Kazaure get new Rector

Professor Babawuro Usman

Having graduated from ABU, Zaria in 1988 with BSc, I did my National Youth Service, NYSC,at Cross-River State, then joined Urban Development Board, Kano/Ministry of Lands, Dutse, Jigawa State, where I worked for about 10 years. Thereafter in 2004,having MSc in Computer Science, I joined the services of the Department of Computer Science, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, as an academic staff. In 2012, I obtained a Doctorate degree, PhD, in Computer Science-specializing in the field of Artificial Intelligence, precisely Digital Image Processing. In 2013, I was promoted to the rank of an Assoc Professor /Reader. In 2016, having been promoted to the rank of a Professor-, I attained the peak of my academic career.

Since, 2004, I have been lecturing to undergraduates and in 2013 to Postgraduate students respectively. Since then, as an academic staff, my life has been punctuated with either learning/teaching/research, educational administration or a combination at all times. Hence, I was a Dean, Deputy Dean, HOD Computer Science, HOD Mathematical Sciences, Coordinator University Computer Centre and a Level Coordinator respectively. Furthermore, to polish my educational pedagogy, in 2013, I pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, PGD Ed.

In 2017, I was appointed as the third Rector to Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology, Kazaure, (JSIIT-KZ), by the Jigawa State Government.

Professionally, I am a registered member of Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, and Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, since 2005. Research wise, I have interest in the following fields: Computer Vision/Digital Image Processing, and Information Technology. I have published and presented many technical papers in both national and international Journals as well as in Conferences.