1. Governance Structure

The principal organs of the Association include the following:

  1. The General Conference
  2. The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP)
  3. The Governing Board
  4. The Secretariat.

The General Conference

The General Conference, comprising representatives of members, associate members and observers is the supreme authority of the Association and is responsible for determining the general policies of the Association. It is held once every four years.

The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP)

The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) is a permanent organ of the Association responsible for debating and taking concerted action to reinforce inter-university co-operation. It comprises the Executive Heads of member and Associate member institutions. COREVIP is held once every two years.

The Governing Board

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. The Governance Board meets annually.

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the Permanent Executive Organ of the Association and operates under the general supervision of the Governance Board and the direction of the Secretary-General.

2. Governing Board Members (2013 – 2017)

President of the AAU Governing Board

(1) Professor Olusola Oyewole

Vice Chancellor – Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, NIGERIA

Vice Presidents of the AAU Governing Board (in alphabetical order)

(2) Professor Karrar Ahmed Bashir Elabbadi

Former Vice Chancellor – Omdurman Ahlia University, SUDAN

(3) Professor Marc-Louis Ropivia

Rector – Universite Omar Bongo, Libreville, GABON

(4) Professor Orlando Antonio Quilambo

Rector – Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE

Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa

(5) Professor Tolly Mbwette

Vice-Chancellor – Open University of Tanzania, TANZANIA

(6) Professor John Ssentamu Ddumba

Vice Chancellor – Makerere University, UGANDA

Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa

(7) Professor Komi P. Tchakpele

Rector, Universite de Kara, TOGO

(8) Professor D. D. Kuupole

Vice Chancellor – University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, GHANA

Members of the AAU Governing Board – Northern Africa

(9) Dr. Mohamed Abdul Karim Alkilany

Rector – Sebha University, LIBYA

Members of the AAU Governing Board – Southern Africa

(10) VACANT

(11) Professor Peter Mbati

Vice-Chancellor and Principal – University of Venda, SOUTH AFRICA

Members of the AAU Governing Board – Central Africa

(12) Professor Zollo Paul Henri Amvam

Recteur – Université de Ngaoundèré, CAMEROON

(13) Professor Ako Edward

Recteur – Université de Maroua, CAMEROON

Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa

(14) Professor Jeilani Abdullah Osman

Rector – University of Hormuud, Mogadishu, SOMALIA

(15) Professor Dominic W.Makawiti

Vice Chancellor – Maseno University, Maseno, KENYA

Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa

(16) Professor (Mrs.) Comfort Ekpo

Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo, NIGERIA

(17) Professor Paul Ginies

Director General, 2iE, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO

Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Northern Africa

(18) Vacant

Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Central Africa

(19) Professor Isaac Mouaragadja

Rector, Université des Sciences & Techniques de Masuku (USTM), GABON

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