Profile of Professor Shehu Usman Adamu (Modibbo), Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu was born on Monday, 4th November 1968 at Tudun Saidu village Maigana in Sabo local Government. He started his primary education in LEA primary school Tudun Saibu (1974-1980) and to Government Secondary School Saminaka (1980-1985). Shortly after secondary school, He went to preliminary studies at Kano for IJMB in 1987/88 from there he went to Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto to study Zoology (1989-1993/94) as the best Male graduating student of the Department.
Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu served in Kogi State in 1994-1995. On completion, he joined the service at ATBU Bauchi as a Graduate Assistant (1995). Prof enrolled for a Master’s degree in Applied Parasitology at ATBU Bauchi (1995-1998). Prof. continued his academic pursuit in ATBU Bauchi where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Applied Parasitology (2004).
Prof Shehu Usman Adamu has never missed his promotion for lack of Publication and other requirements since 1995. In 1995 he rose to the rank of Graduate Assistant through Assistant Lecturer (1997), Lecturer ll (2000), Lecturer l (2003), and Senior Lecturer in 2006. From 2007-2017, Prof. was out of the University system where he served as a Member House of Assembly and Commissioner for Education in Kaduna State. He has been in the in link with the academic system as a visiting Lecturer with ATBU Bauchi and Kaduna State University and also an Associate Professor with NOUN. He also registered with a University at Liverpool in the UK (2009) for a Master’s degree in Public Health (2013).
Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu pursued research in the use of Natural Product such as plant extracts for control of parasitic diseases of particular interest Schistosomiasis and was a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research Development (NIPRD) Idu, Abuja. He is a renowned scholar in the field of natural product research with over 31 publications in both local and international Journals.
Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu held various positions and serve on about 16 different Committee while in the University such as Member, the Promotion Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Kaduna State University (2017); Member, Governing Board Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (2016 to date); Member, America Public Health Association and is a fellow of African Institute of Public Health practitioner. Prof. has traveled to about 18 different countries and is a member of many Professional bodies such as Parasitology and the Public Health Society of Nigeria etc.
Professor Shehu Usman Adamu is currently the Dean, of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the National Open University of Nigeria and a Member of the National Universities Commission CCMAS review committee as Chairman Public Health panel.