Name: DR. BASHIR G. MUKHTAR.
Dr. B.G. Muktar was trained in the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bayero University Kano and University of Maiduguri where he obtained Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Extension (2018), MSc Agricultural Economics (2011) and Bachelor Agricultural Extension (2004) respectively. He has a Certificate on National Adaptation Plans and Building Climate Resilience Agriculture from the United Nation Institute for Training and Research. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the Federal College of Education and a certification in computer networking the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
He has been involved in teaching and impactful research on agricultural communication, rural development, leadership, e-extension and Agricultural Innovation System. He is passionate in the promotion of agriprenuership and innovation-based mentorship among youth. He is consulting extensively on issues on Information Communication Technology in agriculture, agritech, natural resources management and rural development, extension reforms, value chain analysis, climate change adaptation and extension policies for institutional reforms, since 2006.
He is currently the Ag. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and doubles as the Director Centre for Agricultural Research & Extension Services (CARES) in the Vice Chancellor’s office (2019 to date). He has held various faculty and departmental positions like Assistant Faculty Examination Officer, Faculty Post Graduate Coordinator and was the pioneer Departmental Examination Officer of the department of Agricultural Economics and Extension. Prior to joining the University, he has worked with the Presidency as a Technical Assistant to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals. In the presidency he was a member of a special team that championed planning and implementation of national accelerated efforts towards achieving the MDGs in the country an effort that resulted to the achievement of some MDGs goals in the country, this feat earned him a commendation letter from the Presidency.
He has published more than 50 articles in educational journals as well as book chapters and technical research reports for State and Federal Agencies. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.
His hobbies are Reading, Travelling and Badminton.
He is happily married with children