PLASU Gets New Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yohana Izam

Yalubu Busari,Jos

The Plateau State University, Bokkos has confirmed Professor Yohana Daniel Izam, as the Vice Chancellor.  Until his appointment, he had served as a Professor and Head of Building Department at the University of Jos.

He  received his PhD in the field of Construction Management from the prestigious University of Jos in 2008 having earlier obtained an MSc in Construction Technology (1990) and Bachelors Degree in Building (1987) from the Universities of Lagos and Jos respectively. Professor Yohana Izam’s academic and public career spans a period of 28 years.  In 2000, he was appointed Provost of the then College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies (now College of Arts, Science and Technology) Kurgwi by the Chief Joshua Dariye’s administration of Plateau State.

He was appointed Commissioner for Housing and Transport between 2003 and 2007 after which he returned to the University to continue his academic career rising to the position of Professor of Construction Management in 2011,

In addition to teaching, research and community service, Professor Izam has held several academic positions within the university system. He was the pioneer Head of Estate Management at the University of Jos (2013-2015) and led the Department through a successful formation and resource verification by the National University Commission.

He has over sixty publications in peer reviewed journals, conferences and workshops;  A consummate Academic and Professional, Prof Izam is currently a Vice President of the Nigerian Institute of Building.

He is a member of the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria and had been a member of the Governing Council of the Plateau State University, Bokkos since 2017.