ABOUT THE DEAN
THE PROFILE OF JOSEPH TERWASE KERKER Ph. D
(PROFESSOR OF ETHICS)
Professor Joseph Terwase Kerker was born on the 15th of March 1958 at Camp Nagi in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue. He attended St. Paul’s RCM Primary School, Apenda; St Theresa’s Primary School, Naka; and St Mary’s Primary School North Bank Makurdi, between 1964-1971. He enrolled into Padopads Harmony Secondary, School, Makurdi in 1973 and graduated with WASC in 1978. In the same year he proceeded to St. Augustine’s Major Seminary, Jos, and graduated with Bachelor of Divinity, BD in 1984 from Urbanian University, Rome. He went back to University of Jos in 1984 and graduated with M.A. in Religious Studies, and between 1995 and 2004 he bagged Ph. D in Ethics from the same University.
Professor Joseph Kerker has a vast working experience since graduation. He taught at Mt. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School, Makurdi; between 1984-1985; Part-time Lecturer, Advanced Teachers College, Makurdi 1984-1985; Tutor, Padopads Harmony Secondary School, Makurdi 1988-1990; Lecturer, College of Education K/Ala, 1990-1992; Lecturer, Benue State University, Makurdi, 1993 where he has been teaching in the past 22 years and was promoted to the rank of full professor of ethics in 2010.
Professor Joseph Kerker has Membership with many Professional Bodies including, National Association for the Study of African Religions and Culture, National Association of Biblical Studies and National Association for the Study of Religions.
Within his twenty two years of service to Benue State University, Professor Joseph Kerker has served the University in the following capacities;
Professor Joseph Kerker has over 25 publications in circulation in both local and international books and journals. He is married to Mrs. Dorothy Terember Kerker and they have five Children. He likes playing Tennis, travelling and is quite humorous and jovial
MY VISION FOR BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI 2015-2020
Benue State University was established in 1992 with a clear vision and mission: to be the first choice university in Nigeria and one of the best in the World. In the past 22 years, the university has partially actualized this vision and earned its position among the first generation universities in Nigeria and of course first choice university in Nigeria. This is evident from the teaming applications that the university receives every year from prospective undergraduates and staff appointments. This therefore demonstrates the fact that Benue State University has come of age. What remains to be done is, consolidate on the gains so far, restructure our failures and initiate new projects to address the emerging realities and challenges of our times in the overall interest of actualizing the vision of the University.
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