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Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali Ph.D

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration

Meet our Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali Ph.D, Deputy-Vice Chancellor, Administration, Kaduna State University. Driving excellence, integrity, equity and inclusion, and  collaboration. #KASU #Administration#EducationForAll


Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali, Ph.D., brings a wealth of academic experience and administrative expertise to his role as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration at Kaduna State University. With a distinguished career marked by scholarly achievement and leadership, Professor Ali exemplifies a commitment to excellence in higher education.

As a seasoned educator, researcher, and administrator, Professor Ali has consistently demonstrated a dedication to advancing the mission and vision of the university. His academic credentials, including a Ph.D. in his field of expertise, underscore his deep knowledge and understanding of the academic landscape.

In his role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration, Professor Ali oversees the strategic management of administrative affairs, ensuring the smooth functioning of university operations. His leadership is characterized by integrity, transparency, and a steadfast commitment to fostering a conducive environment for learning, research, and academic excellence.

Professor Ali’s visionary leadership and collaborative approach have contributed significantly to the growth and development of Kaduna State University, enhancing its reputation as a center of academic excellence and innovation in Nigeria.



  • Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • M.S.F., Finance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
  • M.B.A., Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1983

Administrative Responsibilities

As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration at Kaduna State University, Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali, Ph.D., shoulders a diverse array of administrative responsibilities. He oversees the strategic planning and implementation of administrative policies and procedures, ensuring efficient and effective operation across various university departments. Professor Ali manages budgetary allocations, resource allocation, and financial planning to support the institution’s mission and goals. Additionally, he plays a key role in human resource management, including recruitment, training, and performance evaluation of administrative staff. Professor Ali also represents the university in liaising with external stakeholders, fostering partnerships, and promoting the university’s interests at local, national, and international levels.

Leadership Philosophy

Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali, Ph.D., embodies a leadership philosophy grounded in integrity, collaboration, and visionary stewardship. At the core of his approach is a commitment to ethical conduct and transparency, ensuring that all administrative decisions and actions align with the highest standards of integrity. He believes in fostering a culture of openness and trust, where dialogue and feedback are valued, and accountability is paramount.

Collaboration is central to Professor Ali’s leadership style. He recognizes the importance of harnessing the collective expertise and efforts of diverse stakeholders to achieve shared goals. By fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork, he empowers individuals to contribute their unique perspectives and talents, driving innovation and excellence across the institution.

Award and Achievements

Professor Muhammad Bashir Ali, Ph.D., has earned prestigious awards and commendations for his remarkable contributions to academia and administration. His notable achievements include:

  1. Outstanding Leadership Award for Excellence in Higher Education Administration.
  2. Recognition for significant contributions to research and scholarship in his field.
  3. Distinguished Service Award for exemplary dedication to advancing Kaduna State University’s mission and vision.
  4. Meritorious recognition for innovative administrative initiatives fostering transparency and efficiency.
  5. Commendation for fostering collaboration and inclusivity among diverse university stakeholders.
  6. Honorable mention for visionary strategic planning guiding the university’s growth and development.


  • Transformative Leadership in Higher Education: Strategies for Institutional Excellence
  • Policy Innovations in Education: Addressing Challenges and Promoting Equity
  • Organizational Culture and Performance in Academic Institutions: A Comparative Analysis


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