Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has approved the appointment of Prof. Benard Malau Matur as the new Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University, Bokkos.
The governor disclosed this on Monday, 20th February 2023 in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut.
According to the statement, “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. “He is a Professor of Public Health Entomology and Parasitology and has held several positions in academia.”
“He was a one-time Deputy Vice Chancellor, at Veritas University, Abuja and had previously served as Dean, of the College of Sciences; Dean, of Student Affairs; and Head of the Department, of Biological Sciences at the University of Abuja. He was also Head, of 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.