Management of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) on November 6, 2020 announced Prof. Augustine Angba as the Substantive Vice Chancellor of the institution. This is coming after 18 months of Acting VCs.
Professor Augustine Oko Angba is a very enthusiastic, pragmatic, highly focused and result oriented individual, with very good communication, interpersonal and motivational skills.
He hails from Uchu, Yache in Yala LGA where he was born into a very humble family background.
He was admitted into Ireti Primary School Ikoyi, Lagos in 1977 and finished with a distinction. He attended Maryknoll College, Okuku Yala Cross River State, Had his BSc, Msc and Ph.D (in the year 2000) all in Agricultural Extension from the prestigious University of Ibadan.
He also studied for a post graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Management (PGD Mgt), and a Masters in Business Administration in the University of Calabar. Worthy of note also is that he gave his life to Christ on April 1999 and went to two schools of Theology to acquire a Certificate and two PGDs in Theology and Biblical Exegesis. He later became an assistant Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
He started work as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension University of Calabar in 1996. He has held several positions in the University.
He was appointed HOD in 2010 and Deputy Director, Research in 2015. He has also acted as Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Calabar. He was appointed the Rector of the Institute of Technology and Management (CR-ITM), Ugep in 2016. He is currently the Acting VC of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH).
He has written and published more than 60 articles in renowned and revered local and international journals of very high impact factor with extensive citations. He has also published a few books;
* Divine secrets of academic success and The Making of an academic giant.
He is an astute academic and an erudite scholar of international repute. He grew steadily on the ranks and became a substantive professor in 2012. He is a high profile international consultant to the World Bank, DFID UK, USAID etc. He has been a visiting Professor to more than 20 universities in Nigerian, UK and USA. He has also been an Adjunct Professor with the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) for over 10 years.
He has graduated many Post-graduate candidates (Msc and Ph.D) and examined several others in many Universities. He has also assessed several University Lecturers to the rank of Associate professor and Professor.
He is a highly cerebral academics and a great asset to Cross River State and the whole World.
He is the President of Peniel Education Ministries International and Publisher of Educare magazine.
Member and executive of many Local and International professional bodies and Journals editor.
He has won several Local and International social and technical awards.
Listed below are a very few of them;
- Best Solicitor of the year (1992): Junior Chamber International
- Support Africa International German Award (2007). Berlin.
- Enlisted in the Nigerian Book of Great People 2007. A PSR Magazine Publication, Lagos. p77.
Certificate of International Merit award (2015): Recognized for outstanding research and presentation by the University of London (ULU), Uk
Enlisted in Contemporary Who is who in Cross River State (2016). A publication of Profiles and Biography, p.37
African Graduate Students’ Leadership award (2017). Accra Ghana
Vision Africa Award in London (2017): Award of leadership contribution to National growth in the 15th anniversary celebration in USA and London.
He has sourced and won so many Local and International grants for himself and the State.
Yala Achivers Award (2019)
He believes that;
a. With God all things are possible
b. Service to humanity is the best work of life
c. Whatever the soul of a man desires STRONGLY, he will get, not even satan can stop him. Only God and himself can stop him.
His passion is to see people grow, achieve their goals and succeed.
He likes brain storming, listening to jokes and watching documentary.
He is happily married to an exceptional Noble wife Mrs Cynthia and is blessed with children.