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 Benue State University, Makurdi


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Msugh Moses Kembe is a Professor of Statistics. He is a proven erudite scholar and an excellent administrator. He is married to Prof. Elizabeth Kembe and the marriage is blessed with four children. Born about 53 years ago in Binev Ward, Tombo Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area, Benue State. His educational career began at the famous W.M. Bristow Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State where he graduated in 1979. He gained admission into the prestigious University of Jos and obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Mathematics in 1984.

Prof. Kembe bagged a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Statistics (Operations Research) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1992 and crowned it with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Statistics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in 2009. To prepare himself adequately for the management of human and material resources, Prof. Kembe again studied and earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the University of Mkar, Mkar in 2014. 

Prof. Kembe joined the services of the Benue State University, Makurdi in 1993 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Statistics. Prof. Kembe has held various administrative positions at the University, these includes: Dean, Faculty of Science, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Examinations Officer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He offered dedicated and meritorious service to the University in all these capacities.

During his tenure as the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Kembe contributed immensely to the expansion of the Faculty by bringing on board six new academic programmes namely; B.Sc. Statistics, B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology, B.Sc. Zoology and Environmental Biology, B.Sc. Microbiology and B.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology.

Prof. Kembe has many years of research experience as a consultant with local and international organizations. He has consulted for: the British Department for International Development (DFID), Benue State Health Systems Fund and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Makurdi. He played an invaluable role on the technical team that competed and won the World Bank grant for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence at the Benue State University, Makurdi. Winning accolades for BSU as the only State University in Nigeria to have won this most coveted award. Prof. Kembe has attended many conferences, seminars and workshops and has published both nationally and internationally in reputable journals. Prof. Kembe has special interest in operations research which is essentially concerned with optimal allocation of resource and how this can be applied in education, business, industry, commerce, healthcare and many other fields.

Prof. Kembe has rendered many community services to his country and has received many awards from corporate organizations and communities toward his enormous contributions to humanity.  He is a member of many professional organizations and associations including; the Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, Statistical Association of Nigeria, Contact Friendship Club 1994 and the incumbent President, Benue State University Senior Staff Club. He is widely traveled and his hobbies include tennis, football and cool music.

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