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Kaletapwa G. Farauta: Deputy Governor, Adamawa state

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Kaletapwa G. Farauta, a professor, is the deputy governor, Adamawa state. She was born on the 28th of November, 1965 at Numan. She hails from Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa state and is happily married and blessed with children.

She 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, in 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.

Kaletapwa G. Farauta did her one-year National Service at the College of Agriculture Akure, Ondo State (1990-1991), during 1991 service year, she taught Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Yola from May to October, 1991 from where she started teaching and researching at the Federal University of Tehnology, now Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola in October, 1991 to date. She was the executive chairman, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) from July–October, 2014.

Farauta served as the Honourable Commissioner, Adamawa state Ministry of Higher 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 Adamawa state university, Mubi, by His Excellency, the Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow (Sardauna Mubi) on the 17th of July, 2017.

Since her assumption of office, the fortunes of the university have since assumed better dimensions and a brighter light has been seen at the end of the tunnel.

Kaletapwa has rendered a lot of developmental services in various capacities and places, as she has a personal mission of adding value to humanity through hard work and sincerity. She is known for making people organisations and situations better than she found them.

Farauta has immensely contributed to the global body of knowledge through her numerous articles in journals, papers presented at national and international seminars and conferences.

She also has chapters in books to her credit. She participated in the following field studies; Team Leader for incidence of climate change in ‘Northern Nigeria and Adaptation Strategies’ done for African Technology Policies and Studies (ATPS) Network, Nairobi in 2010, training for agricultural and extension workers organised by CTA, Abuja in 2009, baseline study on water and sanitation West Africa done for African Technology Policies and studies (ATPS) Network, Nairobi, in 2008, training of agricultural and extension experts on research and writing skills organised by Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria at ARMTI, Ilorin in 2000, to mention a few.