Director’s Personal Information:
Name: Dr. Ahmed Baita Garko, B.Sc. (UDUS), M.Sc. (BUK), Ph.D. (MAUTECH), MNCS, MCPN, MIAENG
Title(s)/ Position(s): Associate Professor/ Director ICT
Dr. Ahmed Baita Garko, an Associate Professor of Computer Science from the Federal University Dutse (FUD), Nigeria, has been involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Computer Science since 2005. Born at Garko town of Garko Local Government Area, Kano State in 1973; he attended Garko Central Primary School, Government Senior Secondary Grammar School Garko, and Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa for his basic education. He also attended Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science in 1998. Later in 2009, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Bayero University, Kano. Also, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2012, from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
Dr. Garko worked with the defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) from 2001 to 2005 in the Information Technology Department where he served as a System Analyst/Programmer, and he was the pioneer Mediation Manager of the Company who was in charge of the meter readings and call detail records of all the Nitel switches nationwide. In April, 2005 he voluntarily resigned from Nitel and joined the Academia as a Graduate Assistant in the Kano University of Science & Technology (KUST), Wudil. At KUST, he held many responsibilities, prominent among which are: Level coordinator, Departmental Exams Officer, Deputy Faculty Exams Officer, Faculty Exams Officer, Head of Unit, Head of Computer Science Department, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Deputy Director, Management Information Systems (MIS), Member, University Governing Council, Chairman, Taskforce Committee on Water, Electricity and Diesel Purchasing. He was also chairman and member to more than 20 university committees at the Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil.
In March, 2013, Dr. Garko joined the services of the Federal University Dutse (FUD) as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. At FUD, he was appointed the pioneer Head of Computer Science Department. Notable among his achievements as the Head of Department are: Establishing the Department itself from scratch, boosting its staffing from two (2) to more than fourty (40) academic staff making it a department with the highest number of academic staff in the University; establishing and equipping of three computer laboratories, three classrooms, securing of many offices for staff, procurement of the hardware laboratory equipment, and securing from the University additional block (extension) for the Department which houses HOD’s office, Conference room, two additional classes for postgraduate students, two professorial offices, and five additional offices for staff, all within his 2-year tenure as Head of Department.
Dr. Garko is the pioneer Editor-in-chief of the Dutse Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (DUJOPAS), a publication of the Faculty of Science; he steers the activities of the Journal from its inception to date. Under his leadership, the Journal has gain wider recognition from many parts of the country. In its last edition, the Journal received more than 60 articles from different universities and higher institutions, and more than 50 articles were published.
His other responsibilities at the Federal University Dutse include: Pioneer Director, University Computer Centre; after merging the Computer Centre with the MIS, he was in April, 2016 appointed as the pioneer Director, Information and Communication Techonology of the University. His main goals in his new appointment are: To develop and manage the University Portal In-house, To design, develop, and manage the University website In-house, and To improve/build the capacity of the ICT staff in the University.
Furthermore, he supervised more than 100 undergraduate projects, 20 Postgraduate students researches and published more than 50 academic articles in reputable national and international journals, proceedings, books and book chapters. He is also, a member of three academic associations: Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), and Intertional Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IAENG)
Dr. Garko is happily married and blessed with five children.