As the University prepares for its 11th Convocation Ceremony, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim will be delivering this year’s Convocation Lecture.

The Lecture, which has as its theme “Life without White Collars: Imperatives for Vocational and Entrepreneurial Education” will hold during the Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the University Auditorium.

The 18th Director-General of the NYSC was born on July 13,1967 and hails from Nasarawa Local Government area of Nasarawa State.

After his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Jos, where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. To horn his professional calling as a teacher, he bagged a PGDE from Nigeria’s Premier and Preferred University of Education, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State and capped it up with a Ph.D in History from University of Abuja.

Gen. Ibrahim attended Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) Young Officers’ Course (1994); Infantry (INF) Young Officers’ Course (1996); Training Development Advisers’ Course (TDA) (2004) and NAEC Officers’ Executive Management Course (2013).

In 2007, he obtained a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in History from the University of Abuja where his research centred on Economic and Military History as well as Inter-Group Relations.

Gen. Ibrahim has held several positions in the Military, these include: Research Officer, Institute of Army Education (IAE); Military Assistant to the Director-General of NYSC 1996-1999; Staff Officer, Military History, National Defence College (NDC) 2004 – 2009.

The Convocation Lecturer was also a Senior Instructor, Nigerian Army School of Education (2009 – 2011); Staff Officer I, Books Resources Procurement, (Headquarters) Nigerian Army Education Corps (2011–2012); Commandant, Command Secondary School Suleja (2012-2014).

Brigadier-General Ibrahim also headed the Department of History and War Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) between 2014 and 2018.

With his knowledge in History, General Ibrahim belongs to a number of academic and professional bodies. These include Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Exam Ethics Marshal International (An Exam Ethics Marshal), Editorial Board member, Ibom Journal of History, University of Uyo, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of History and Military Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

In the course of his military career, he has received several Awards and Medals. These are Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Distinguished Service Star (DSS), including promotion from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor at the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2017/2018.

Other special recognitions of Gen. Ibrahim include Chief of Army Staff Award as the Overall Best Participant for 2013 NAEC Executive Management Course, Nigerian Institute for Public Relation (NIPR) Special Recognition Award 2014, Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Services/Fellowship (FCAI) by the Institute of Corporate Administration, Professional National Award of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) 2018 and Chief of Army Staff Commendation Letter, 2018.

He has authored several publications and chapters in reputable academic journals.

Until his recent appointment, Gen. Ibrahim was the Registrar, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.

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