Professor Gabriel Ugande for Burial Thursday, 14th March , 2019
From BSU News and information Service
The Vice-Chancellor, Benue State University, Makurdi Prof. Msugh Moses Kembe on behalf of the Governing Council, Management, Senate, Staff and Students announces the death of the former Head, Department of Mass Communication, Benue State University, Makurdi, Professor Gabriel Bundekaan Ugande. He died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi after a protracted illness.
A release by the family shows that wake holds today March 12, 2019 at his family residence behind Towering Tots Schools, Makurdi while Funeral Mass holds tomorrow Wednesday, March 13 at Holy Family Parish, Kanshio to be followed by a Valedictory Session by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-BSU at the Theatre Arts Complex.
His remains will be laid to rest in his home town Mbayongo, Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Born on October 10, 1960, he attended St. Catherine’s Primary School, Makurdi (1968-1974); Commercial College, Gboko (1974–1979), then proceeded to the School of Basic Studies, Mkaurdi (1980-1982); University of Jos, Jos (1982-1985) for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts (1982-1985). Between (1999-2001) he was at the Benue State University, Makurdi for Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Mass Communication, 2008.
Professor Ugande joined the Services of the Benue State University, Makurdi as Graduate Assistant in the Department of Mass Communication 1995 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor on 1st October, 2017. While in the Service of the University, he held several positions of responsibility. These included: Examination Officer, Undergraduates (2002-2004);Coordinator/Registration/
Examination Officer, Postgraduate Programmes (2009-2010) Staff Adviser, Mass Communication Students (2009-2010) and Head, Department of Mass Communication (2010-2017) .
In the area of community service, he had served as the Dean of Studies, St Jude’s Technical College, Tse Mker (1991-1993); Patron, Drama Club, St Jude’s Technical College, Tse Mker (1988-1993); Dean of Studies, Government Technical College, Makurdi (19984-1995); Patron, Catholic Youth Organization, St Jude’s Parish, Koti-Yough, Vice-President, Club De 8, Makurdi and Chairman, Publicity Committee, 11th and 12th Convocation Ceremonies of Benue State University, Makurdi among several other positions of responsibility.
He had authored over 41 publications, supervised many Postgraduate Students for Ph. D and Master’s degree, many of whom he graduated. Until his demise, he was a member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and African Council for Communication Education.
He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Judith Ugande, a Son and relations.
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