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Helen Afang Andow PhD

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Strategy, Innovation and Service Delivery

Meet Professor Helen Afang Andow, Deputy VC at Kaduna State University. With a PhD from Nigeria Defense Academy, she’s a trailblazer in academia. Former Director of Entrepreneurship & Head of Department, her contributions span teaching excellence, collaborative learning, and innovative strategies. A leader shaping the future of education.


Professor Helen Afang Andow is a distinguished academic and leader in the Nigerian education landscape. With a PhD from the prestigious Nigeria Defense Academy, her journey exemplifies excellence and dedication. Having served as the former Director of Entrepreneurship and Head of Department in the Faculty of Management Sciences, her leadership has been instrumental in shaping the academic landscape of Kaduna State University.

As the current Deputy Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Innovation, and Service Delivery, Professor Andow continues to spearhead transformative initiatives. Her contributions extend beyond administrative roles, encompassing teaching excellence and fostering collaborative learning environments. With a keen focus on innovation and service delivery, she remains committed to advancing the university’s mission and empowering students to excel in a rapidly evolving world. Professor Andow’s illustrious career serves as an inspiration, reflecting her unwavering commitment to academic excellence and institutional advancement.


  • PhD Management Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna 2012
  • MBA Bus Admin. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) 2002
  • PGDE Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna (KADPOLY) 2007
  • BSc Bus Admin University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) 1997
  • External NECO/SSCE Govt Junior Secondary School, Sabo External NECO/SSCE 2019
  • SCCE GTSS Mubi SSCE 1992
  • Primary School Certificate Yelwa Primary School, Mubi FSLC 1986

Administrative Responsibilities

As Deputy Vice Chancellor of Strategy, Innovation, and Service Delivery at Kaduna State University, Professor Helen Afang Andow shoulders the crucial responsibility of orchestrating institutional direction and operational efficiency. Her role entails devising strategic frameworks that align with the university’s vision, fostering innovation across academic and administrative domains, and optimizing service delivery to enhance the student experience. Professor Andow’s contributions extend beyond administrative duties; she champions teaching excellence by nurturing pedagogical innovation and promoting collaborative learning environments. Moreover, her commitment to cutting-edge research elevates the university’s academic stature, driving forward knowledge creation and dissemination. Through her leadership, Kaduna State University advances as a beacon of educational excellence, where strategic foresight, innovative practices, and academic rigor converge to empower students and drive societal impact.

Leadership Philosophy

Professor Helen Afang Andow’s leadership philosophy rooted in visionary stewardship, inclusive collaboration, and relentless pursuit of excellence. She believes in fostering a culture of empowerment and accountability, where every stakeholder is encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives towards common goals. Professor Andow prioritizes teaching excellence by championing innovative pedagogical approaches and creating environments conducive to collaborative learning. Moreover, she recognizes the transformative power of cutting-edge research in advancing knowledge and societal progress, thus fostering an environment that nurtures and supports pioneering academic inquiry. Through her leadership, Professor Andow inspires a community committed to continuous improvement, where strategic foresight, innovation, and service excellence intersect to propel the university towards greater heights of academic distinction and societal impact.

Award and Achievements

  1. Fellow, Institute of Business and Economic Analyst, Nigeria (FBEA)
  2.  Fellow, Institute of Registered Administrative managers of Nigeria (FIRAMN)
  3. Fellow, Institute of Human Capital Development of Nigeria (FCIHCDN)
  4.  Fellow, Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (FIBDFM)
  5. Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (FINCENT)
  6. Fellow, The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCGEP)
  7. Fellow, African Council for Small & Entrepreneurship (FCSBE)
  8. Fellow, Kabiru Gombe Centre Religious Diversity, Ethics & Peace Studies (FKGCRDEPS)
  9. Member, The Academy of Management
  10. Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)
  11. Member, Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria 
  12. Member, Association of Entrepreneurship Scholars (MAES)
  13. Merit Award of Excellence and Development by Nigerian Institute of Management, Kaduna Chapter, 2014
  14. Nigeria Humanitarian Icon Award 2015 Edition
  15. Best track presentation at the 5th International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED) New York – USA 4th – 5th April, 2016
  16. Award of Recognition in Leadership & Peace Building Dialogue for Supporting the Haduwar Matasa Da Jami’an Tsaro (Joint Alliance of the Youth & Federal Security Agents) March, 2018 (AWHF
  17. Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leader Award of Excellence as Pillar of Hope & Promoter of Education in Kaduna State by Young Leadership Association of Nigeria (YLAN) (2018)
  18. Star Youth Ministry SEA (Selah Entertainment Award) for Impeccable and Consistent work among the youth 2018
  19. National Peace Ambassador, Advocates for Violence Free Society & Peaceful Coexistence Initiative Nigeria (AVSAPCIN) 2019 
  20. Award for Active Engagement and Mentorship of Students and Student Association by Student Affairs Divison, Kaduna State University (KASU) 2020
  21. Award as Outstanding Woman, StandTall Africa Initiative (STAi), 2021
  22.  Award of Recognition of Excellence by Gworok Think Tank, 2021

Sample Publications

  • Aruwa SAS & Andow HA (2006) “A Survey of Micro and Small Businesses Distressed Signs in Kaduna State.” Abuja Management Review, University of Abuja. Vol.52 No.1 Pp 200-209
  • Farouk BKU & Andow HA (2008) “The prospects for cottage industrialization Strategy in Kaduna State,” Finance and Accounting Research Monitor, University of Abuja. Vol. 2 No. 1Pp 67-79
  • Andow, HA (2008) “The contributions of SMEs to National Economic Development,” Finance and Accounting Research Monitor, University of Abuja. Vol. 2 No. 2 Pp 58-65
  • Andow, HA (2011) “Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programmes and Women Entrepreneurship in Kaduna State, Nigeria” Journal of 31 | P a g e Entrepreneurship Research, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Vol. 1 No. 1 Pp 75-100
  • Okpanachi, Joshua & Andow, H.A., (2011). “Financing Issues in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Challenges in Nigeria”. Journal of Entrepreneurship Research, Volume 1 Number1. Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, Pp. 23-30,