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Sleeping Sickness Cure, Nine Other Things You Didn't Know About Late Kaduna Commissioner

Posted by Samuel on Tue 21st Nov, 2017 - tori.ng

Details on the life and times of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, have emerged, showing the great things he achieved.

Professor Andrew Jonathan Nok
 
Andrew Jonathan Nok, was born  on the  11 February 1962 , in Nok Village in Jaba Local Government Area,Kaduna State. 
 
He was a Nigerian Professor of Biochemistry and the public affairs secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science.
 
In 2010 he was a recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, in the Science category.
 
He was a one-time Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria .
 
He once served as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Kaduna State University.
 
He was appointed Commissioner for Health and Human Services in August 2015.
 
He was deployed to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in 2016 as its commissioner.
 
Professor Nok won the Alexander Humboldt prize in 2013 for his research into finding a cure for trypanosomiasis.
 
In 2009, he won the NLNG prize for identifying the gene responsible for the enzyme which causes sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis).
 
He died on the 21st of November, 2017 at the age of  55 years.
 
- The Nation
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