Federal University Kashere Appoints Kogi-born Echa Attah Deputy VC

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The authorities of the Federal University of Kashere, Gombe state, have appointed Professor Noah Echa Attah as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics).

Before his appointment, he was Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Science of the same institution. 

According to the statement issued on Sunday, Attah has over two decades of experience and has held several top positions in the university management including Head of Department, History and Diplomatic Studies.

The statement stated that he was previously the  Director of Academic Planning, Joseph Ayo Babalola university, lkeji- Arakeji, and Coordinator, Foundation  programme, Osun State University.

Prof. Attah who started his academic career as an Assistant Lecturer at the Kogi State University, Anyigba in 2004, hails from Idah local government.

“Prof. Attah is also a regular resource person on the National Universities Commission accreditation teams to Nigerian universities. Professor Attah hails from Idah in Kogi state, and had his elementary education at St. Michael Primary School, ldah/LSMB Primary School New Bussa, Kwara state ( now in Niger state). He proceeded to Borgu Secondary School, New Bussa, Kwara state and later at  Bassa Nge Anglican Grammar School  Gboloko, Benue state (Now in Kogi state) and finished in 1980.

“He proceeded to Lagos State University, Ojo, between 1993 and 1996 for his Bachelor’s degree in History. He was also at the University of Ibadan, between 1999 and 2010 for his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in History respectively. 

“Prof. Attah started his academic career as an Assistant Lecturer at the Kogi State University, Anyigba in 2004. He joined Osun State University in 2009 as Lecturer 1 and later moved to Joseph Ayo Babalola University as a Senior Lecturer in 2011.

“Between 2011 and 2015, Prof. Attah  was at various times a Senior Lecturer, Associate  Professor and later a Professor of African History and Development. As an international scholar and researcher,  Prof. Attah has received  over a dozen travel grants from prestigious organizations including the Africa-Europe  Group for  Interdisciplinary   Studies and the   Council for the  Development of  Social science  Research in Africa,” the statement said.


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