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Prof YA Umar

Dean, Postgraduate School

Nigerian Defence Academy



Professor Yahaya Abdullahi Umar holds a BSc degree in Zoology, MSc and PhD degrees in Veterinary Parasitology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State – Nigeria. He joined the services of the Nigerian Defence Academy as a Graduate Assistant in 1990 and rose to the rank of Professor.
He has held many administrative positions among which include Head of Department, Biological Sciences (2011 -2012); Head, Academic Planning Unit (2012 – 2015); Head, Research Monitoring and Coordination Office (2016 – 2017); Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School (2017 – 2018). In addition, Prof Umar has served on many academic and non-academic Committees in the Academy. He was appointed Dean of Postgraduate School, NDA on 1st November, 2018.
Professor Yahaya Abdullahi Umar has attended many local and international Conferences/ workshops, and has to his credit over 50 journal publications in referred journals.
Prof Umar is a member of Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPHSN), Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), Genetic Society of Nigeria (GSN), among others. He is married with children.