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Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor,

AU HRST Marks Birthday
Mon, 3 May 2021   ||   Nigeria,

The African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, is a year older on 2nd May,2021.

CEOAFRICA gathered that the avid Professor who is the current African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology celebrated her birthday in Addis, Ethiopia in a grand style. .

H.E. Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, a Cameroonian was elected in 2017 as the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission (HRST-AUC). H.E. Professor Anyang Agbor has over Twenty (20) years’ experience in the field of Academia.

Mrs Agbor has authored three text books and over 30 peer reviewed book chapters and scientific publications. She is a Professor of African and Commonwealth Literature. She was Fulbright Scholar –in- Residence (SIR) to the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA in 2004-2005.

She was Inspector of Academic Affairs No. 1 at the Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon. Previously, she was the Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Research, Cooperation and Relations with the Business World (DVC-RCB) in the University of Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon.

She has written a number of academic Books and Publications to contribute to scholarship.

It is worthy of note that  the Commissioner heads three divisions namely: Human Resource and Youth Development; Education, and Science and Technology and several bodies. She provides guidance and vision to the HRST Mandate on Education, Science and Technology, Youth and Human Resources.

Significantly, she ensures the coordination of AU policies and programmes on Education, Human Resource Development matters, Science and Technology. In addition, she encourages and provides technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies such as  continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA16-24), Science, Technology Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA2024) and the  Continental Technical and Vocational, Education Training (TVET) strategy.

Furthermore, she plays key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training; encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent. She has participated in many Forums and Conferences as Keynote Speaker representing the African Union Commission. She heads several Technical bodies Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (STRC) based in Nigeria; African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) based in Equatorial Guinea, Pan African University (PAU) with Rectorate in Yaoundé with five institutes based in Kenya (Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI); Nigeria (The Pan AfricanUniversity Institute for Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) (PAULESI); Algeria (Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change (PAUWES); and Cameroon (PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, PAUGHSS, and South Africa to host the Pan African University Institute for Space Sciences. Also, The Pan African Virtual and E-University, (PAVEU) Yaoundé International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (CIEFFA) based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; The Pan African Institute for Education for Development (IPED)/African Observatory for Education.

Prof Sarah has brought her wealth of experience to revolutionise the division of Education,  Human Resources, Science and Technology of African Union. Her effort and impact will be always be speaking for her as she has written her name on gold.

On behalf of the management of CEOAFRICA, we say a big congratulations to Her Excellency, Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, Our African Pride! We wish her more years on earth.


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