Saturday, 9 November 2019

12 things you didn't know about CRUTECH's Ag VC, number 12 will make you laugh

Prof. David Abua, newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH 

After all the threat of war and thunder, by leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Hiss Excellency, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, went ahead to appiont Prof. David Abua as Ag VC of CRUTECH.

As we await an official statement from the union, here are 12 things you should know about the new VC. 

1. The new Acting Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology 

Ogar, David Abua is a Professor of Forest Economics and Management in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar, Calabar. 

2. He holds a Ph.D and MSc. Degrees in Forest Economics and Management  from the University  of Ibadan, Nigeria, in addition  to a Bachelor degree in Forestry and Wildlife from the University  of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

3. He was a Sub-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2004-2006) and Head, Department of Forestry, University of Calabar (2006-2008).

4. He is a Fulbright Scholar and Grantee of African Academy of Science. 

5. He has researched extensively on carbon stores in tropical rain forest and management among others. He has successfully supervised several Ph.Ds, MScs and undergraduates. 

6. He taught  integrated Conservation  and Development  to the Postgraduate  Students at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA. 

7. He was a consultant to FAO/Federal  Ministry of Environment, USAID/SPACE, DFID/Cross River  State Forestry  Commission and Ford Foundation/NEST.

8. He was an Adjunct  Lecturer  and a visiting  Scholar  to the Department  of Forestry  and Wildlife, University of  Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

9. Prof. Ogar is an indigene of Otukpuru in Bekwarra Local Government Area, Cross River State. He is well known for his discipline, hardwork and his penchant for Excellence.

10. Until His appointment, He was the current Head of Department , Department of Forestry and wildlife Resource Management, Unical.

11. He is married to Mrs. Paulina Oshama Ogar and the marriage is blessed with 3 Children.

12. I know you seriously want to know why number 12 will make you laugh. ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚. Don't worry Prof. David Abua is a good man with a good sense of humor. 

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