Prof Leonard Karshima Shigba has been appointed Head of Department, Mathematical, Computer and Physical Sciences, in the Faculty of Science, Federal University Otuoke.
He replaces Prof. Anthony Sotonye Ekine who has completed his sabbatical and is now an adjunct within the department.
Before his appointment, Prof. Shigba was the coordinator of the Mathematics and Statistics Programme of the Department.
The new HOD who resumed office on 13th January 2015, joined FUO in September 2014 from American University of Nigeria, Yola where he had been teaching since 2006 and led the curriculum there more than 5 years.
Prof. Leonard specializes in Mathematics with emphasis on Functional Analysis and Differential Equations and enjoyed Monbusho Fellowships at his Doctoral and JASSO Doctoral levels from Yokohama National University, Japan.
He is married with 3 kids and has authored many books and papers. His hobbies include; Reading, playing Ping Pong and watching Documentaries.