Professor Msugh Moses Kembe has been appointed the new vice chancellor of Benue State University by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, BossCulture blog understands.that
The Governor had three candidates to choose from namely Professors Nicholas Akise Ada, Julius Begha Ashiko and Moses Msugh Kembe.
Prof Kembe who is to take over from the outgoing VC, Prof Mrs Charity Angya on 3rd November 2015, was before his appointment the Dean, Faculty of Sciences.
Born about 53 years ago in Binev Ward, Tombo Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area, Benue State, his educational career began at the famous W.M. Bristow Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State where he graduated in 1979. He gained admission into the prestigious University of Jos and obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Mathematics in 1984.
Prof. Kembe bagged a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Statistics (Operations Research) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1992 and crowned it with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Statistics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in 2009. He also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the University of Mkar, Mkar in 2014.
Prof. Kembe joined the services of the Benue State University, Makurdi in 1993 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Statistics. Prof. Kembe has held various administrative positions at the University, these includes: Dean, Faculty of Science, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Examinations Officer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
During his tenure as the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Kembe contributed immensely to the expansion of the Faculty by bringing on board six new academic programmes namely; B.Sc. Statistics, B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology, B.Sc. Zoology and Environmental Biology, B.Sc. Microbiology and B.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology.
He is married to Prof. Elizabeth Kembe and blessed with four children.