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Keletapwa Farauta To Become North East’s First Elected Female Deputy Governor

April 19, 2023









Blazing the trail: Professor Keletapwa Farauta becomes first elected female Deputy Governor in North East Nigeria….

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri nominated Professor Farauta as his running mate for the 2023 race, ahead of Crowther Seth, the incumbent Dep-Gov.

Professor Keletapwa George Farauta attended Numan II Primary School, Numan from 1973-1979, and went to Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Yola from 1979-1983. She had a National Certificate in Education (NCE) from Federal College of Education (FCE) Yola (1987), B.Sc. (Agricultural Education) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1989), M.Sc. (Agricultural Extension) from the same University (1995) and a Ph.D. (Agricultural Technology Education (2008) from the Federal University of Technology, now Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

Working Experience:
Prof. K.G. Farauta did her one year National Service at the College of Agriculture Akure, Ondo State (1990-1991), taught in Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Yola from May to October, 1991 from where she started teaching and research at the Federal University of Technology (now Modibbo Adama University of Technology) Yola (October, 1991 to date). She was the Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) (July – October, 2014).

Farauta was appointed Commissioner, Adamawa State Ministry of Education from 28th August, 2015 to 17th July, 2017 from where merit and excellent record of service led to her appointment as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Adamawa State University by the then Visitor, Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla (Sardauna Mubi) on the 17th July, 2017.

She was appointed substantive Vice Chancellor on February 14, 2020 by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri. Farauta held various academic and administrative responsibilities at the Modibbo Adama University and Technology Yola.

Mrs Farauta, born on November 28, 1965 hails from Numan Local Government Area of the state. She is married and blessed with children.


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