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Deans’ Profile:

Prof ZUBAIRU, Stella Nonyelum

Academic Qualifications: PhD (Building Maintenance, 1999); MSc (Facilities Management, 1989); BArch (Architecture, 1980).

Professional Registration: Registered Architect with Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (F/483, 1985); Member, Nigerian Institute of Architects; Member, International Federation of Facilities Managers.

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Prof Stella Nonyelum Zubairu is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, School of Environmental Technology, at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. She obtained a second class upper division degree (BArch) in Architecture from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 1980. She served in the National Youth Service Corps in Niger State Housing Corporation, Minna, after graduation (1980 -1981), then she worked briefly for a private architectural firm, SWACON, in Lagos before joining the Niger State Ministry of Housing and Environment in 1983 as an architect II. The Ministry later merged with the Ministry of Works and was renamed Ministry of Works and Housing. She rose through the ranks in the Ministry and reached the position of principal architect. During this time, she was involved in many projects in the State including the design and construction of the Government House, extension of the Governor’s office, supervision of all health projects in the State and later the design and construction of the Old Peoples’ Home and other social welfare projects in the State. In 1988, she was granted study leave to go to Strathclyde University, Glasgow, where she obtained an MSc degree in Facilities Management in 1989. In 1991 she left the Ministry to join the Federal University of Technology, Minna as a lecturer I. In 1995 she was granted a study fellowship to study for her PhD at the University of Lagos which she completed in 1999 with a PhD in Building Maintenance. She was appointed Head of the Department of Architecture, Federal University of Technology, Minna (1999 – 2006). She was promoted to the rank of professor in October 2006. She served as Deputy-Dean Postgraduate School (2008); then she was appointed as Director, Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (2008 – March 2011) in the same University. She was then appointed Dean of the Postgraduate School (March 2011 – March 2015). She is currently the acting Dean of the School of Environmental Technology (February 2018 – date).


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