The President of Regent University College of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah has been elected as one of the three Vice Presidents of the Governing Board of the Association of African Universities (AAU).
The election took place during the 14th General Conference and Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Association of African Universities, which was held in Accra from June 5-8, 2017.
The AAU is the apex organization and principal forum for consultation, exchange of information and cooperation among institutions of higher education in Africa.
As a newly elected member of the Governing Board of AAU, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah will serve a 4 year term of office (2017-2021), together, with two other Vice Presidents, Prof. Edward Ako, Rector, Universite de Maroua in Cameroon, and Prof. Bakri Osma Saeed, Vice Chancellor, Sudan International University in Sudan.
The Governing Board comprises the President of the Association, three Vice-Presidents, 11 other executive heads of member institutions elected at the General Conference to represent the five sub-regions of Africa and the Secretary-General. The Board implements the decisions of the General Conference, which functions as the supreme authority of the Association.
In a letter addressed to all the newly elected Governing Board Members, Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, the Secretary General of the AAU, congratulated the newly elected members on their appointments. “It is an honour for the AAU to have such distinguished executive heads of African universities at its highest governance level”, the letter read.
AAU was founded on November 12, 1967, in Morocco by 34 of the then existing 46 higher education institutions in Africa. Today, the association has a membership of 386 African higher institutions from 46 countries in Africa and one outside the continent