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US varsity appoints Nigerian centre Director

June 19, 2023

The Louisiana State University has appointed a Nigerian, Aisha Ali-Gombe as the director of its new Cybersecurity Clinic.

Ali-Gombe is currently an associate professor at the institution.
Her appointment followed the United States National Security Agency grant of $1.5m to Louisiana State University.

The grant is geared towards the creation of a pilot Cybersecurity Clinic to protect small businesses that are targets of cyberattacks.

In a post made via the official Facebook handle of the University of Abuja on Sunday, the institution congratulated Ali-Gombe whom it described as an alumna of the institution.

“Big congratulations to the University of Abuja alumna, Aisha Ali-Gombe, an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, who has been selected as the director of the new Cybersecurity Clinic at Louisiana State University, where she lectures. Aisha, who is now a US-based Nigerian professor from Gombe state, was the best-graduating student in the Department of Computer Science in 2004.”

The PUNCH reports that Academics of Nigerian descent have continued to receive accolades and appointments globally in recent times.
In June 2022, Calvin University School of Health, United States appointed Adejoke Ayoola, a Nigerian-born and trained professor of Nursing as its inaugural dean, citing outstanding feats that stood her out for the job.

The university in an official announcement described her as an accomplished scholar and leader who has made vast contributions to the research of community-based nursing, maternal and infant health.

In July 2022, A Nigerian professor, Tunji Olaopa, was appointed to serve as a member of the international advisory committee of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, a pan-African intergovernmental organisation.

In December 2022, a Nigerian Professor, Abdulrauf Ambali was appointed by the Malaysian government to conduct a national security index study.

(Punch)

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