The University of Jos held it 88th inaugural lecture on a timely topic tagged: “Forensic Antropology Untapped Specially in Human Identification and it Relevance to the Nigerian Legal System on 25th October, 2018 at the Multi-Purpose Auditorium (MPA) in the Bauchi Road Campus.

The lecture was delivered by a seasoned Professor of Anatomy, Musa Baba Tanko Umar where he re-emphasized the need for attention to be focused on training of forensic anthropologists in Nigeria.

Prof. Umar, who is also the Director of Academic Planning of the University of Jos,  also added that the professional expert of anthropologists is required beyond just a laboratory course in human Osteology.

Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Seddi Maimako said the lecture will not only be beneficial to members of the University community but to the Nation at large.

Prof. Maimako commended the inaugural lecturer for a work well done and also applauded him for doing justice to the topic.

“He is a great personality to reckon with; he has many achievements in his researches and has dug out facts on Human Anatomy” the VC said to the audience.

            The lecture was well attended by dignitaries from and across the country aside from the University of Jos Community which include His Royal Majesty Samson Gamu Yare the Chun Mada and his kinsmen, Honourable Mikel Abdul the former deputy governor of Nasarawa state amongst others.

Prof. Umar hails from the Mada extraction of Akwanga, Nasarawa State and his contribution to the state and the academia is very alarming.

Report and photo by Manasseh Tashi
Edited by JM (score 3/5)

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