By: Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri.
A senior communications scholar and Dean Postgraduate School Bayero University Kano, Professor Umar Pate has been elected Vice-Chancellor Federal Univerity Kashere, Gombe State.
Professor Pate before his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, was the Dean, School of Postgraduate, Bayero University, Kano and Chairman, MacArthur Foundation implementation committee.
Umar Pate is a member of UNESCO Network of Communication Professors.
Prior to relocating to BUK as a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication, he initially, served as a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Maiduguri.
He rose through the rank of Graduate Assistant in 1988, an Associate Professor in 2002 and Professor in 2007.