Prof. John A. Akec – Vice Chancellor, University of Juba

Prof. John A. Akec has been at the forefront of shaping the academic landscape in South Sudan, contributing significantly to higher education. Currently serving as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba since 2014, Prof. Akec brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this prestigious institution.

His journey in academia began earlier when he assumed the role of Vice Chancellor at the newly established University of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in Sudan, a position he held from May 2010 to March 2014. During this time, Prof. Akec played a pivotal role in establishing the academic foundations of the university, contributing to its growth and development.

In 2014, recognizing his exceptional leadership and commitment to education, Prof. Akec was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba. Under his guidance, the University of Juba has continued to thrive as a hub for learning, research, and academic excellence. Prof. Akec’s vision for higher education encompasses not only the impartation of knowledge but also the cultivation of critical thinking and innovation among students.

With his extensive tenure in academia and leadership roles, Prof. John A. Akec remains a key figure in the educational landscape of South Sudan, steering institutions toward progress and fostering a conducive environment for intellectual growth.