1. Governance Structure
The principal organs of the Association include the following:
- The General Conference
- The Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP)
- The Governing Board
- 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 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 (2017-2021)
President of the AAU Governing Board
(1) Prof. Orlando Antonio QUILAMBO
Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, MOZAMIQUE
Vice Presidents of the AAU Governing Board
(2) Prof. Edward AKO
Rector, Université de Maroua, Maroua, CAMEROON
(3) Prof. Nicholas N.N. NSOWAH-NUAMAH
President, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana
(4) Prof. Bakri Osma SAEED
Vice Chancellor, Sudan International University, SUDAN
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa
(5) Prof. Elifas Tozo BISANDA
Vice-Chancellor – Open University of Tanzania, TANZANIA
(6) Prof. Hassan Mohamed H. KAAFI
Vice Chancellor, Plasma University, Somalia.
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa
(7) Professor Olusola OYEWOLE
Former AAU President/ Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.
(8) Prof. Abdulganiyu AMBALI
Vice Chancellor, University of IIorin, Nigeria
(9) Prof. Brice SINSIN
Rector-University of Abomeyi-Calavi, Benin
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Northern Africa
(10) Prof. Ezzat Abdel WAHAB
Vice Chancellor-Ain Shams University, Egypt
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Southern Africa
(12) Prof. Rungano Jonas ZVOBGO
Vice Chancellor-Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe
(13) Prof Nqosa L. MAHAO
Vice Chancellor-National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
Members of the AAU Governing Board – Central Africa
(16) Vacant [Alternate Board Member]
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Central Africa
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Eastern Africa
2. Prof. JOHN SSENTAMU DDUMBA
Vice Chancellor-Makerere University, UGANDA
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Western Africa
3. Prof. Fajir ANJUM
Vice Chancellor-University of Gambia, Gambia
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Northern Africa
Alternate Members of the AAU Governing Board – Southern Africa
5. Prof. Engineer Quinton KANHUKAMWE
Vice Chancellor-Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe