The AUN Community has been mourning Professor Aliyu A. Ahmad, a Board of Trustees member who passed away on July 6, 2019.
“President Dekle expresses the condolences of the AUN learning community at the passing of our beloved and long-serving trustee, Professor Aliyu Ahmad,” according to a statement issued from the President’s Office.
A former Vice-Chancellor (1994 to 1999) of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Prof. Ahmad took ill recently and was hospitalized for days before his demise under intensive care at the Federal Medical Center, Yola.
His remains were buried on July 6 after a funeral attended by Abubakar Bunu and Ibrahim Song, both directors who represented the University.
VP for University Relations, Dr. Abba Tahir, also sent his condolences.
“Adamawa, Nigeria, and indeed the global academic community have witnessed a painful and irreplaceable loss. Professor Aliyu has led an unblemished life of humility and service to the community, country, and the world. The AUN community has indeed lost one of its most distinguished trustees and father of one of AUN’s earliest employees, Ms. Asma’u Ahmad,” the VP said.
Professor Ahmad joined the AUN Board on March 1, 2014. He served as a
member of its Appointments and Promotions, and Academic Committees. He was a biotechnologist.
The late professor is survived by, among others Asma’u, who was in the founding staff team of AUN, serving for several years as the executive assistant to the first dean of the School of IT & Computing.