Written by Godfrey AKON

Nigerian professor, Aworh, emerges President of IAFoST






A Nigerian Professor of Food Science and Technology, Charles Aworh, has emerged President-elect of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, IAFoST, for the term 2020-2022.


IAFoST is the Academy Council of the International Union of Food Science and Technology, IUFoST.


Aworh’s appointment was conveyed in a letter by the Executive Director of IUFoST, Judith Meech, on behalf of the Board of Directors, a statement by the Director, Public Affairs at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Mrs. Ngoba Briggs, said.


The Professor of Food Science and Technology was until his appointment the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group on Book Development, TAG, of TETFund, a body charged with the responsibility of ensuring the publication of quality indigenous academic textbooks in Nigerian tertiary educational institutions.


Aworh was thanked by the union for his willingness to serve IUFoST and IAFoST in the academy council.


Meech expressed optimism that with his commitment, expertise and fine leadership qualities, the union looked forward to the continued advancement of the discipline of Food Science and Technology for the betterment of all.


IAFoST is a statutory component of IUFoST that collectively forms a pool of scientific expertise in food science and technology from which IUFoST draws non-aligned expert advice on scientific matters.


TETFund disclosed in the statement that Aworh is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, NIFST.


His area of research include post-harvest technology, food processing and biotechnology and he has over 100 scientific publications.


The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, on behalf of the Board, Management and staff of the Fund congratulated Aworh on his well-deserved election, adding that TETFund is proud to be associated with his achievements.


Bogoro described him as an intellectual who has contributed immensely to the academic and overall development of the country and expressed confidence that he would bring his wealth of experience in food science and technology to bear at the academy for further global development.











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