Benue State University, BSU History

Benue State University was established by the Benue State Government with the enactment of the Benue State University Edict No. 1 of 1991.

The University took off in the 1992/93 academic year with four faculties, namely:

  1. Arts,
  2. Education,
  3. Science, and
  4. Social Sciences

And, in 1993/94 academic year, Two Faculties came on stream:

  1. Law, and
  2. Management Sciences

A post graduate school took off in the 1998/1999 academic year.

The College of Health Sciences was established in the 2003/2004 academic session.

The University took off during the tenure of Late Rev. Fr. Moses Orshio Adasu as Executive Governor of Benue State. Which he became the first Visitor of the University.

Visitors:

Dr. Gabriel Suswam – 2007 to 2015

(Dr) George Akume – 1999 – 2007

Brig. Gen. Dominic – 1998 – 1999

Brig. Gen. Aminu Isah –  1996 – 1998

Group Capt. Joshua – 1993 – 1996

Late Rev. Fr. Moses Orshio Adasu – 1991 – 1993

Chancellors:

Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Mutallab (CON) – April, 2010

Prof. Jubril Aminu – 2004 – 2009.

(Dr) T.Y. Danjuma  – 1994 – 2004 (the Pioneer Chancellor)

Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Governing Council since inception:

Prof. Ode Ojowu – 2008 to date

Dr. Aako Ugbabe – 2005 – 2008

Prof Ochapa Onazi – 1992 – 2005

Chief Edwin Ogbu (Pioneer Chairman of Council) – 1991 – 1992

Vice-Chancellors from inception to date:

Prof. Charity A. Angya – 4th November, 2010 to date

Prof Akase P. Sorkaa – 8th November, 2005 –  3rd November, 2010

Prof. David Ker (OON) – 3rd August, 2000 – 17th November, 2005

Prof Charles Gbilekaa Vajime (Pioneer Vice-Chancellor) – 1992 – 2000