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Meet Umara Ibrahim Gudumbali, from an "Almajiri" to a professor of political science in Maiduguri

Really Professor Umara Ibrahim is a great man, a distinguished Professor who can take you lectures for good 3 hours without you getting boring of the lectures.

Sir, we are really proud of you. May God continue to keep and increase you in all your endeavors.


From an Almajiri to a Professor of Political Science the untold story of Umara Ibrahim Gudumbali.


Professor Umara Ibrahim Gudumbali is a professor of political science & International Relations in the University of Maiduguri. An Almajiri that fully memorized 60 hizb of Holy Qur’an, and later joined western education in the late 80s.


He’s the most brilliant lecturer in the University of Maiduguri so far. Even as a lecturer in political science, he can perfectly teach in Pharmacy, Engineering, History, Law, Sociology, Islamic studies, Christian Religious knowledge and several other disciplines.


When Professor Umara Is delivering a lecturer, you would see students from different departments coming to attend his lecture, (sometimes the number those that are not his students surpass those that are his students).


For several years, Professor Umara always come to class with freehand to deliver lecture by harnessing directly from his brain. Prof. Umara can teach about 60 courses (both within and outside his discipline of political science) without using anything written or typed.


Anytime you attend his lecture, you would hear a new English word that you never heard in your life, and when you check your dictionary, you would find out the word is there.


Seeing him on a vehicle loaded with onions clearly tells us he doesn’t look down at natural endowments and his cultural heritage.


He once served as H.O.D of Political science department, and a visiting lecturer in Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Kaduna, Nsukka,FUGA, YSU and other Universities. He’s naturally brainy.


Some comments from different people about this professor

He taught me, really the man is naturally talented, and his simple living lives is what I am admiring most. May Allah continue guiding and protecting him.


To God be the glory, may you continue to shine and increase in wisdom. This is the type of story we want to be reading, his type of story and others like him should not be untold rather it should be celebrated to encourage others.

Enough of celebrating what is evidently not good, every life matter, every child deserves education and anyone that bring a child into this world without making effort to educate them should be condemned.


I can authoritatively attest to his academic prowess and intellectual acumen.

He was my classmate from 100level to 400 level, I was his president in the departmental association and in the class he was my Class Chairman.

He served as my best man during my wedding in 1998 (we were in 300level then) and I later became his best man too during his wedding. He is naturally, vertically and horizontally versatile par excellence.

One thing about him also is the fact that he’s genuine and humble to a fault.


A word can't describe our indeptness to him. May the guidance, protections and blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon him, his academic commitment as well as his life too.

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