Meet Professor Marietu Tenuche: The New VC of Kogi State University, Ayangba

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Earlier today, news filtered through that Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has relieved the Vice-Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir, of his appointment.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folasade Ayoade, in Lokoja on Tuesday, also announced the removal of Prof. Mohammed Atureta as the Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.

Both Abdulkadir and Atureta had earlier in February been placed on indefinite suspension for ignoring the governor’s directive on Single Treasury Account.

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It further said that the governor had approved the appointment of Prof. Marietu Tenuche as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university. The statement said that the appointments took immediate effect.

Who is Professor Marietu Tenuche?

Professor Marietu Tenuche

Professor Marietu Tenuche is a full-blooded abusite with both her first, second and third degrees from the great Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

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Born on 29th September 1959, Professor Marietu Tenuche obtained her West African School Certificate from Government Girls Secondary School Yola in 1976 and a University of Cambridge G.C.E. Advanced Level Certificate from the School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology now Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin in1978.

She obtained a B.Sc Political Science degree(2nd Class Upper), from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1981, an M.Sc. (Pol. Science and later a PhD Political Science degree in 2001. Between 1982 and 1992 she was engaged as a lecturer at the Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin.

She joined the services of the Kogi State University, Anyigba (KSU) at the inception of the university in 2000 as Lecturer 1 and rose to become a Professor of Political Science in 2011.

Her area of research interest is political economy and gender issues. She served as the acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences KSU between 2001 and 2006.

She was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) KSU first from 2004 -2006 and again from 2008 to 2011. She was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) KSU in 2011 and successfully completed her tenure in 2013.


Until her appointment as VC, Professor Tenuche was the Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies and Chairman of the Committee of Deans and Directors.

Professor Tenuche was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference where she represented the North Central Geo-Political Zone.

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