THE APPOINTEMENT OF A NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR
University of Mkar Board of Trustee in its meeting held Tuesday 30th August 2016 confirmed the appointment of Professor Iorwuese Dickson Gernah as the third but second male Vice Chancellor of the University of Mkar.
Addressing newsmen after the closed door meeting, President University of Mkar Board of trustee Senator Barnabas Gemade OFR affirmed that Professor Gernah’s outstanding credentials and previous service experience with the university of Mkar endeared him to the Board and expressed hope that the new Vice Chancellor would help chart a favourable cause for the University during his five year tenure as vice chancellor.
Professor Iorwuese Dickson Gernah is a Professor of Food Processing & Product Development from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi. He is from Fiidi Council Ward of Makurdi Local Government Area in Benue State.
A fluent, gentle, soft-spoken and stylish professor of repute with over fifty thoroughly researched articles in prominent journals within and outside Nigeria aside book chapters, book titles and conference papers.
He had worked with the University of Mkar during his sabbatical from the University of Agriculture Makurdi and on separate visiting appointments as Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, Dean, College of Food Science and Technology and Deputy Vice Chancellor University of Mkar before his appointment as Vice Chancellor of the young Christian University.
In his remarks the first reverend but second registrar of the university of mkar , Rev Terpase Mkena explained that Professor Gernah’s appointment as Vice Chancellor came naturally owing to his close acquaintance with the university of Mkar in his brief service experience and proximity with the leadership of the church - UMM Proprietor.
Sgn. Rev. T. Mkena