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Professor of Nuclear Physics slumps, dies in Kaduna University



A Professor of Nuclear Physics and Renewable energy has slumped and died in Kaduna State University (KASU).

NewsWireNGR gathered that the professor took his children to school before going to KASU to teach. He slumped and died in the university complex. 

Confirming the development, his brother, Engineer Abdulrazak Abubakar, said the professor of the Department of Physics at KASU “slumped at KASU and was rushed to the school clinic where he was pronounced dead.

“He has been buried according to Islamic rites, he took  his children to school in the morning before he returned home and got ready for work.”

“There are two versions of the incident but we are not sure of the actual scenario.

“Some said he was walking on the staircase and slumped while others said he slumped while walking on the ground. He was rushed to the school clinic where he was pronounced dead,” the brother said.

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“He attended primary education at Danja Primary School, Katsina, before he proceeded to Government Secondary School, Funtua (now Government College Funtua). He studied Physics at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, before proceeding on scholarship to Ohio State University in the USA where he bagged a PhD in in Nuclear Physics.”

“After he returned home, he lectured with the Department of Physics at the Bayero University, Kano and while there, he got an appointment with the Kaduna Polytechnic as the Director, College of Science and Tech. He later became the Deputy Rector Academic and later Deputy Rector Administration.”

“He served as Director of Programme at the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and acting Executive Secretary before he was retired.”

“After his retirement, he was appointed Director at the Centre for Technical and Vocational Education under the NBTE and from there, moved to the Department of Physics at the Kaduna State University where he became a Professor of Renewable Energy and Molecular Physics.

“He is survived by his two wives, 10 children and grandchildren.”

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