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Professor Uba Ahmad Ali

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Prof. Uba Ahmad Ali was born to the family of Alhaji Ahmad Gwadabe in Dukurawa quarters, Dala Local Government area of Kano State on 17th March, 1963. He attended Malam Yakubu Islamiyya School, Dukurawa quarters, where he graduated as having learnt the complete Qur’an. He attended Kukar Bulukiya Primary School from 1970 to 1977, Government Secondary School Rano from 1977 to 1978, Government Secondary School Gwammaja I from 1978 to 1982. He later secured admission into Bayero University Kano in 1982, where he obtained B. Sc. Degree in Mathematics in 1987. He also obtained M. Sc. Degree in Applied Mathematics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU) in 1993, Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Ph. D. Degree in Mathematics both from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in 1996 and 2007 respectively.

He served at Usmanu Danfodiyo University during his one year mandatory national youth service after graduation, from 1987 to 1988. He was employed as a graduate assistant by the same University in April, 1989. He rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2008 and later promoted to the rank of Reader and Professor (Operational Research) in 2011 and 2014 respectively.

Prof. Uba Ahmad Ali has published more than fouty (40) articles in reputable national and International journals. He has also made more than twenty (20) academic presentations in form of seminars, conferences, and workshops. He is a reviewer of many national journals and published books. He has produced six Ph. D. students and more than fourty Master’s degree students in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, and Business Administration. He had also served Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in various administrative capacities. Some of these responsibilities include the following: Coordinator of Basic Mathematics; Introduction and Application to Computer Science; Mathematics Departmental Registration and Examination Officer; Head of Mathematics Unit; Member University Prize and Scholarship Committee; Member Senate Subcommittee on Examination; Member Faculty of Science Misconduct Committee; Member Departmental Postgraduate Board; Faculty of Science Examination Officer; Member University Registration Committee; Member University Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, among others.

The Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Fedreal University Dutse, Professor J. D. Amin invited him to join Federal University Dutse early 2014 because of his vast experiences in both academics and administration. Federal University Dutse offered him appointment in March, 2014 and assumed duty on 2nd October, 2014. He was appointed Head of Department, Department of mathematics before his appointment as the Dean, Faculty of Science, Federal University Dutse in April 2015. He was also nominated as one of the senate representatives to the Federal University Dutse Governing Council from 2015 to date. He was later appointed the Director Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Unit, Federal University Dutse effective from 20th March 2017 to date. He has served and still serving in various committees of the University.

Prof. Uba Ahmad Ali was appointed as Postgraduate external examiner of Mathematics by some Nigerian Universities. So far he had examined one Ph. D. candidate and four Masters Candidates. He was also appointed as the external assessor of some candidates for promotion to the rank of professors and readers in Mathematics by some universities.

Professor Uba is a member of Professional bodies and Associations. These include the following: Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN); Science Association of Nigeria (SAN); Vice Chairman Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society (SMCS) Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto; President Federal University Dutse Staff Cooperative Society Limited (FUDSCoopS); among others. He is also a Fellow of Strategic Institute for Natural and Human Development (FRHD). He is a member, Chairman, or Patron of some Community based associations, such as Dala Local Government Youth Development Association, Kano State Students Association, Al-Jama’atul Khairiyya Li Igasatil Muslimin Gwiwa Low Cost Sokoto, Education Development Association Gwiwa Low Cost Sokoto, Government Secondary School Gwammaja Old Boys Association. He is currently a member, tenth (10th) Governing Board of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Prof. Uba Ahmad Ali is happily married with four (4) wives and twenty two children.

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