Kwararafa University, Wukari: Engr. Andrew Yakubu Emerges Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the 4th Governing Council

Kwararafa University, Wukari: Engr. Andrew Yakubu Emerges Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the 4th Governing Council


The management of Kwararafa University, Wukari has recently announced a new Governing Council to take full charge of governance at the University where Engr. Andrew Yakubu emerged as Chairman.


It can be recalled that the University Operates a four-tier governance structure consisting of the Board of Trustees, Governing Council, Management and Senate; Section 15(a) of the Kwararafa University Law, 2004 (as amended in 2015) empowers the Board of Trustees of the University to appoint the Chairman who is also the Pro-Chancellor and Members of the Governing Council of the University.


This has therefore triggered the need to appoint the 4th council which will fill up the vacuum. His Excellency Dr, S. D Gani CON while nnouncing the appointment in a joint session of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council at the Senate Chambers of the University in Wukari, said, the selection of the council was done base on competency, integrity and proven track record of dedication, commitments and the love for the emancipation of the kwararafa Kingdom.


He further charged the council to be proactive and diligent in delivering its mandate as it is the only legacy posterity will remember them for. He also noted that, the trust and weight of the Board of Trustee now rests on the council.


The 4th Governing Council which has Engr. Andrew Yakubu as Chairman and Pro-Chancellor

include external and internal members:

2. Prof. Shishi Zhema Ag. Vice-Chancellor and Member

3. Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Agbu Abe Hiko Member,

4. Prof. Anthony Barau Member,

5. Barr. Ibrahim Kanje Bawa SAN all as external members and others who are internal members are:

6. Amb. Ode Agi Oko Ph.D

7. Michael Onoja Awoji Ph.D

8. Olalere Victor Dotun CNA

9. Mr. Nuhu Dung Patrick

10. Mr. Victor Agbatutu Akpevwoghene

11. Mrs. Sarah S.D Ali Rep Ministry of Education and

12. Comr. Joshua Agya Nwubu Ag. Registrar and Secretary.


By law, the council is saddled with the responsibilities of appointment of principal officers of the University and to determine the terms and conditions of their service, Consideration and approval of external auditor’s report at the end of each year and General control of the policies, finances and properties of the University as well as its public relations.


The joint session ended with courtesy visit to the palace of the paramount ruler of the Kwararafa Kingdom, His Majesty Manu Ishaku Adda Ali Matakitswen, the Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers who is the Visitor to the Kwararafa University, Wukari. The BoT Chairman presented the 4th Governing Council to the monarch for his royal blessings and the Aku Uka was excited by the choice saying that, a lot have happened in the University over the years but he is grateful to God for bringing Engr. Yakubu at this time when the University needed his wealth of experience the most. He prayed for the Pro-Chancellor and his team while showering choices of royal blessings upon them to succeed and liberate the University from its present situation.

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