The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Rasheed, has stepped down from office.
Deputy Executive Secretary (DES) of the commission, Chris Maiayaki, disclosed this to TheCable, on Monday.
He said Rasheed will officially hand over on Friday, June 30.
Maiayaki added that the NUC boss stepped down due to personal reasons and his desire to resume teaching at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
“It’s not resignation but stepping down with effect from June 30. (It is) for personal reasons and his desire to return back to BU Kano to teach, research and undertake community action consistent with the tripod function of the academia.
“Please note that it is not resignation but stepping down,” he said.
Rasheed was first appointed as Executive Secretary of NUC by former President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2016. He was reappointed by the former president in 2021.
Rasheed was born January 22, 1959 in Kano.
He began his teaching career in July 1981 as a graduate assistant in the Department of English and European Languages of Bayero University.
Rasheed rose through the rank to become a senior lecturer, head of department and vice chancellor of the institution.
He has served in several committees and boards as chairman as well as member including senate committee of deans and directors and university admissions committee.