Dr. Muhammed Sani Abubakar, former Director, NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET was born on 14th March, 1954 in Danja Local Government area of Katsina State. His academic qualifications started at Danja Primary School; 1964-68, G.S.S. Funtua; 1969-73 (WASC Division 1 Distinction), A.B.U. Zaria; B.Sc (Hons) Physics: Second Class Upper Division, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA: M.Sc/PhD Physics; 1980-85, and NTI Distance Education PGDE Programme; 2005- 06.
His main area of Ph.D research are Infrared Absorption of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and work
involved analysis of several vibration-rotation bands of carbon dioxide molecular spectrum recorded with a Fourier Transform Spectrometer.
Dr. Abubakar began his career in 1979 as a lecturer at Bayero University Kano, where he taught Modern Physics, Nuclear Physics, Classical Mechanics, etc, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and had supervised M.Sc Physics programme; 1985-90. He served as Graduate Teaching Associate while pursuing graduate programme at the Physics Department, Ohio State University, USA; 1980-84.
Dr. Abubakar served as Director, College of Science and Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic; 1990, Deputy Rector (Academic); 1992-98, and Deputy Rector (Administration); 1998-99.
He was appointed as Director of Programmes, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) -
Dr. M. S. Abubakar retired from service of NBTE in April, 2010 as Ag. Executive Secretary, NBTE after which he served on contract basis as pioneer Director of NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET -2012-14
He was appointed as visiting senior lecturer (Physics) by Kaduna State University in August, 2010.
Dr. M. S. Abubakar is a member of the following professional bodies; Nigerian Institute of Physics, Solar Energy Society of Nigeria and American Association of Physics Teachers (1994-1990). He is a Honorary Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Science and Technology and Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Physics.
He attended several national and international conferences within Nigeria and abroad. He has published many journals and articles. He also has special interest in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Laser applications and Renewable energy technologies. He is a silent achiever and result oriented, and he is married with children.
National Board for Technical Education (NBTE),
Center of Excellence,
Plot B, Bida Road, P.M.B. 2239, Kaduna, Nigeria.