Over 19 professors from various disciplines, including one female, are contesting for the position of the vice-chancellor of the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

This is due to he expiration of the tenure of the former VC, Prof. Sabastian Seddi Maimako, in June.

Those shortlisted for the exercise, which commenced Wednesday, will be screened by a committee for the plum job.

These candidates comprise of professors within and outside the University of Jos.

Those vying for the vice-chancellor position include: Paul Mamza (ABU Zaria); Wonang David (UNIJOS); Bernard Matur (UNIJOS); Dimis Mailafia (UNIJOS); Wannang Noel (UNIJOS); Ashom Maisamari (UNIABUJA); Daniel Dabi (UNIJOS); Sylvester Shikyil (UNIJOS) and Yiltok Simon (UNIJOS).

Others are Uriah Alex Lar (UNIJOS); Isuwa Jurmang (UNIJOS); Tanko Ishaya (UNIJOS); Patricia Lar (UNIJOS); Pam Yakubu (UNIJOS); Adoyi Onoja (NSU, Keffi); Stephen Mallo (UNIJOS); Dung Pam Sha (UNIJOS) and Eugene A. (NSU, Keffi).

Out of the 19 contestants aspiring for the VC position, 14 of them are within the University while five are from outside.

The only female candidate among the contestants is Prof. Patricia Lar. She is a Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Jos.

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