Prof. Alewo Johnson cAkubo, is a professor of Business Management. He was born on April 13, 1973, at Ayingba, in the present-day Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. He had his primary education at the famous Roman Catholic Mission Primary School, Ayingba (1978-1983), and later attended Community Secondary Commercial College, Ayingba/Boys Secondary School Ochaja (1984-1988). Despite the challenges of his time, Akubo’s pulsating craving for all-round education resulted in his pursuit of higher education at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he obtained a B.Sc. in Accounting (1998).
Akubo later had another B.Sc. degree in Sociology (2011). He is a holder of two Master Degrees (M.Sc. Sociology, UniPort and M.Sc. Business Administration, from Salem University (2020). He is also a holder of an MBA (Organizational Leadership from Salem University, Nigeria (2018). God crowned his effort with a PhD degree in Development Sociology (2016). He also has a post-graduate Diploma in Project Management, from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2005).
Before his appointment as VC of Salem University, Nigeria, Prof. Akubo had served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the institution. He had also served as the Dean, College of Management and Social Sciences (CMSS), of the institution; member, Governing Council, Salem University, Nigeria (2016-2020); member core management Team, Salem University, Nigeria (2016 till date); member, Extended Management, Salem University (2016 till date); Director/Head, Salem Pre-versity College; Director, Salem Business School, Lokoja; Deputy Director, Academic Planning, Salem University, Nigeria; Coordinator, Mass Communication Department, Salem University (2016); Head, Quality Assurance, Salem University, Nigeria (2017-2018); Chairman, Projects Committee, Salem University, Nigeria and Coordinating Chaplain, Chapel of Peace, Salem University, Nigeria. Prof. Akubo is currently a Facilitator/Project Supervisor, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Lokoja Study Centre and External Examiner, Department of Sociology, Kogi State University, Ayingba.
Prof. Akubo took over the cudgel of the leadership of the University on Monday, January 18, 2021. His tenure as the Dean of CMSS and Head of other offices of the university enumerated above witnessed positive transformations.