Campus Correspondent Report:

Immediate past Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University, PLASU, Bokkos, Professor Danjuma Doknan Sheni has been awarded for his role in promoting academic advancement in Nigeria. 

The Don recently bagged an award of "The Ambassador of Modern Education" courtesy the United Nations Youth Assembly, North Central Nigeria and the "PLASU Transformation Ambassador Award" courtesy the Students Union Government (SUG), PLASU.

The leadership of the Student Union Government which paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Jos lauded his efforts at promoting student-management relationship.

The union leadership through their President, Comrade Izang Ajik Dogo and the Speaker of the Union's Legislative arm, Comrade Ladan Samson praised the inclusive leadership style of Professor Sheni which has further enhanced students' welfare in the institution.

The Union's President, Comrade Ajik disclosed that his government had singled the Don for its maiden award owing to his "laudable" achievements which could not be ignored.

He listed some of the achievements to include facilitation of the accreditation of all 17 courses offered in the institution, actualizing the first and second joint convocation of the institution, rapid infrastructural development, sponsorship of academic  staff on PhD training within and outside the country among others.

"These achievements being few among the numerous list are worthy of our praises and accolades," the union leader said.

Similarly, the United Nations Youth Assembly, North Central Nigeria led by its President, Ambassador Dewan Gabriel, during a courtesy call on the ex PLASU boss praised Professor Sheni for "moving the highest state owned institution from grass to grace."

The U.N Youth President who conferred the “AMBASSADOR OF MODERN EDUCATION” merit award on the Don, also said the award was the first of it kind to be issued by his office.

Accepting the two awards, Professor Sheni said he was humbled that the society was watching all his efforts even when it didn’t seem so.

He assured the groups of his readiness to justify the confidence reposed on him.