Five lecturers from Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja has been enlisted among top 100 outstanding African Scientists for the year 2022 following their remarkable research works.
The selected lecturers were listed on the recent Alper-Doger Scientific Index (AD Scientific Index) for making out time to carry out new findings that were deemed beneficial to academics and humanity in their various fields of study.
The five lecturers who made the list are Dr. Shehu Abdulazeez Shaib from School of Engineering who was honoured for his remarkable research in ‘Mining Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Blasting Technology, Geotechnical Engineering and Quarrying; Dr. Daniel Makolo from the School of Applied Sciences for his research in Medical Microbiology; and Mr. Pelemo Jide Jacob from the newly established School of Agricultural Technology who was selected for his wonderful research on ‘Post-Harvest Management of Arable Crops, Extension Privatization, Poverty Alleviation, Forest Resources and Production of Annual Crop’.
Others are Mr. Olayemi Micheal Sunday selected from School of Applied Sciences among the best scholars for his research on Statistics and Operational Research; and Mr. Akubo David from School of Agricultural Technology who was also selected for a special research on Agricultural Production Economics, Agricultural Development and Policy, Agricultural Cooperative Practice and Environmental Economics.
Reacting to the development, Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, congratulated the selected lecturers on their outstanding achievements.
He noted that the feat was a reflection of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello’s initiative in creating an agreeable environment that fosters productive learning and healthy research for lecturers and students for the benefit of the society.
Dr. Usman said the five lecturers would be honoured, encouraged and motivated to do more, just as he charged others to emulate them.
The Rector added that the management of Kogi State Polytechnic would continue to provide enabling environment for members of staff to distinguish themselves in innovative research for the benefit of humanity.