University of Mkar address

University of Mkar is located in Mkar, close to Gboko town in Gboko LGA of Benue State, Nigeria


University of Mkar, Beside Mkar Hills, Mkar town, Gboko LGA, Benue State

Mkar town with Mkar Hills in the background




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University of Mkar, Mkar (UMM) is a private faith-based university in Mkar near Gboko. It is located at the foot of the Mkar Hills in Gboko LGA (Local Government Area) of Benue State, Nigeria.

Students of University of Mkar during a Christmas carol

UMM was established by the NKST Church. NKST (Nongu u Kristu u I Ser Sha Tar) is the first Benue church. It has over a million members.

The university was licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the 6th day of June 2005 to operate as a private university.

It is a crown jewel institution of the NKST that is passionate about academic excellence, character development and value addition that puts God at the centre of learning.

The university has had four Vice-Chancellors since inception. The pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs) Nancy Ngunan Agbe (2005-2011); was succeeded by Prof. Emmanuel Hemen Agba (2011-2016). The third Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Iorwuese Dickson Gernah whose tenure ended in September 2021 was succeeded by Prof. Zacharys Anger Gundu on 1st September, 2021.