Covenant University don, Sheriff Folarin, elected ANUDC president

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Professor Sheriff Folarin of Covenant University, Ogun State has been elected president of All-Nigeria Universities Debating Council (ANUDC).

The election was held on Saturday during the 7th council meeting of the association held at the University of Calabar.


With his emergence as president, Folarin is also chairman of the council of the pan-Nigeria organisation.

The University of Ibadan history graduate was vice-president of the organisation between 2017 and November 2019.

He was also southwest coordinator of ANUDC from 2015-2017.

In all the positions he has occupied since 2014, the professor has performed meritoriously and distinguished himself in national service.

He acted for the erstwhile president, Dr. Ndubuisi Osuagwu, at the 6th and 7th ANUDC championship at the Universities of Ilorin and Calabar respectively, which were quite successful.


Folarin founded the Covenant University literary and debating society in 2014 and built a sustainable debating culture in the institution.

He has led the institution to many local and international tournaments and won several laurels in the process.

The summit of these accomplishments was the victory of Covenant University at the 6th All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship at the University of Ilorin, making the school the first and only private university ever to have emerged as national champions.


Folarin is a professor of international relations and politics, an accomplished international scholar and the current head of Department of Political Science and International Relations at Covenant University, which is currently ranked the best and fourth-best university in Nigeria and Africa respectively by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Other elected officers of ANUDC are Dr. A. A. Owoade of University of Ilorin, who is now the vice-president; Mr. Franklin Ubi David of University of Calabar, who was elected as general secretary; Prof. Francis Okpiliya of University of Calabar, financial Secretary; Prof. Mike Otuma of Ebonyi State University, treasurer, and Mr. Sharp Akosubo, University of Port Harcourt, director of recruitment.


Also elected are Mr. Eweke Emmanuel, Federal University Otuoke, south-south coordinator; Dr. A. Ovuoh, Michael Okpara University, south-east coordinator; Prof. Funmi Olubode-Sawe, Federal University of Technology Akure, south-west coordinator; Dr. Ternenger Ende, Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai, north-central/east coordinator; Prof. Willie Obiorzor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, director of communication, and Dr. Yewande Ntekim-Rex of University of Lagos, director of fundraising.