Governor Simon Bako Lalong has approved the appointment of Prof. Benard Malau Matur as the Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University Bokkos.
Prof. Matur whose appointment was approved following the recommendation of the Governing Council of the University is to succeed Prof. Yohanna Izam whose tenure ends on Tuesday 21st February 2023.
The statement made available to this medium and was signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor stated that Until his appointment, Prof. Benard Matur was the Honourable Commissioner for Higher Education, Plateau State.
He is a Professor of Public Health Entomology and Parasitology and has held several positions in academia.
He was one time Deputy Vice Chancellor, at Veritas University Abuja and had previously served as Dean, the College of Sciences; Dean, Student Affairs; and Head of the Department, of Biological Sciences at the University of Abuja. He was also Head, the Department of Remedial Studies at the University of Jos.
Governor Lalong while congratulating the new Vice Chancellor, used the opportunity to appreciate the outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Yohanna Izam for his meritorious service and pragmatic leadership which has lifted the standard of the University, making it one of the most sought-after in the country and one of the best among its peers. He wishes him success in his future endeavours.
Meanwhile, the Governor in accordance with the Law passed by the Plateau State House of Assembly has approved the change of nomenclature and upgrading of the College of Arts, Science and Technology Kurgwi into Ignatius Longjan Polytechnic.
The bill for the Establishment of the Ignatius Longjan Polytechnic and for other matters connected takes effect from 2022, while the College of Arts, Science, Technology and Remedial Studies Kurgwi Law No. 20 of 2020 and amended Law of 2005 are hereby repealed.