Accra: Prof. Ako Edward Oben elected First Vice President of the Association of African Universities
Prof. Ako Edward Oben, Rector of the University of Maroua has been elected First Vice President of the Association of African Universities (AAU). His peers elected him for a four-year term during the 14th General Assembly that held from the 5th to the 8th of June in Accra, Ghana.
The association has some 400 higher education institutions from 46 states, including Cameroon. The AAU was designated as the principal implementing agency of the plan of action for the higher education component of the Second Decade of Education of the African Union for Africa (2006-2015).
English, French and Arabic are the three working languages of the AAU and its members are private higher education institutions (denominational, for-profit, non-profit) and other regulatory bodies in Africa. Central Africa and Cameroon in particular intends to take advantage of the presence of Professor Ako Edward Oben in the AAU’s decision-making body.
Prof. Ako Edward Oben was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of African Universities at the end of its 13th General Assembly in Libreville, Gabon. Ako Edward Oben hails from Ossing village in Manyu Division in the South West region and he is a chartered member of the ruling CPDM crime syndicate.
By Eyong Johnson with files from CIN