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Biography Of Prof James Ayatse


NAME: James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse

DATE OF BIRTH: 12 May 1956

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State

PARENTS: Late Mr.Iorzua and Mrs Adeior Ayatse

MARRIED TO: Felicia Hembadoon Ayatse

OCCUPATION:  Teacher Administration

EDUCATION: He received elementary schooling at LGEA School, Orbiam, Ikov, Ushongo Local Government Area and later, LGEA School, Mbagbegba, Shangev-Ya and St Anne’s Primary School Adikpo where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He attended and passed out with a West African School Certificate (WASC) – a division one certificate at Government Secondary School, Gboko that qualified him for university education. HRH James Ayatse then proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, distinguishing himself academically as the best graduating student of his department and lots more….

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: HRH James Ayatse started his career in 1980 as a graduate assistant in the University of Calabar and progressed rapidly and steadily to attain the rank of a Professor of Biochemistry in 1993, aged only 37. His career spans teaching to education management. He has taught at the University of Calabar, University of Uyo, Benue State University, Makurdi, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, University of Abuja and the Federal university, Dutisn-Ma. He has taught Biochemistry, Business Management and Public Administration to different groups of students and has bred several B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, MPA and PhD holders in an over 35 year working career. Because of his multidisciplinary teaching career, the Paramount Ruler was dubbed a “controversial Professor” in reference to his versatility, especially during his time at the Benue State University and the University of Agriculture, Makurdi where he worked concurrently

ACHIEVEMENTS: Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Makurdi (2001 – 2006),Vice Chancellor Federal University, Dutsin-Ma (2011 – 2016),  Emergence and Coronation as Tor Tiv V etc

His Royal Highness, Prof. James Ayatse is married to Mrs Felicia Ayatse with whom he has five children. He is a Christian. He enjoys photography, sports and Farming

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