The university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Abdullahi Oyekan, announced the appointment on Monday at a press briefing.
Oyekan said the institution reached the decision after a meeting of the council in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Amendment Act.
According to him, the appointment will take effect from October 16, while the tenure of the outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will end on October 15.
The pro-chancellor recalled that interested applicants were earlier given six weeks to submit applications, adding that the deadline for this was May 26.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abdulkareem, a former vice-chancellor of the faith-based Alhikmah University in Ilorin, was born in 1954 at Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.