Principal Officers

Dr Jeffrey K. Thompson:

Jeffrey Thompson is the Rector of Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep. He has been both a Pastoral and Academic Leader in several top performing Colleges in the UK. He has over 20 years of experience in the Public Education sector. He has been on the Board of Schools Company in the United Kingdom. Prior to his engagement at the Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep, Thompson managed drawing offices and owned a Design Agency. He holds a First and Master’s degree in Educational Technology, with a Ph.D in Educational Psychology. In 2010, Jeffrey set up the second Sailing and Engineering based School in the United Kingdom, (opened by the Princess Royal of England), specifically to teach applied learning skills for the local community.


Emmanuel Sanda Awuye Yarie. Ph.D.

A diligent and conscientious individual with a “can do” spirit. A team player with multiple skills attributes and mind-set to sail uncharted waters with focus on set goals. Vested with the privilege of active participation in the running of a Government owned entrepreneurial Polytechnic envisioned in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) administered with United Kingdom’s approach (World Class): The Cross River Institute of Technology & Management (CR-ITM). Dr Yarie spent over twenty­­-four (24) years in Human Resource Administration in Federal College of Education Zaria, where he rose meritoriously to the rank of Deputy Registrar, Promotion, Confirmation and Conversion. He brings quality education management to the board of the CR-ITM. Yarie is currently the Registrar and Secretary to Council of the Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep. He has a Ph.D in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Corporate Administration (FCIA).

Lucky N. Ugboko, FCA:

Lucky is the Bursar of the Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep. Prior to joining the CR-ITM, he worked with Patrick Uzoka & Co. (Chartered Accountants) as a Senior Consultant and with oil marketing giants, Conoil Plc, where he rose to the management position of an Assistant Finance Controller. He also worked with Intercontinental Bank and United Bank for Africa Plc.

Mr.Ugboko is a life coach and has widely travelled. He is passionate about Leadership and Sustainable Development in Africa. He is a renowned conference speaker and resource personality for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)

Lucky has a B.A (Hons) from the University of Sunderland, UK, and a Master’s degree from the prestigious University of Calabar.  He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and also a Fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International, UK (FLEAD) as well as an Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM).