Prof. Abdulai Salifu Asuro comes from a humble background. He rose from being the son of parents who never had any formal education to become a teacher, lecturer, and administrator.
His pre-university education was all in Tamale, before he went to Winneba to get a Teacher’s Diploma in English. Then he proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon for a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Drama & Theatre Studies and Linguistics (1991 and 1994); and a Master of Philosophy degree in Linguistics (1997 to 2000). In August 2004 Prof. Salifu Asuro left for the United States of America where he studied at Indiana University, Bloomington and returned in 2008 with a PhD in Folklore, with a double minor in Linguistics and African Studies.
He has English Language, Communication Skills, Linguistics and Literature at various levels, including Bolgatanga Secondary School, Bagabaga Training College, Tamale, Tamale Polytechnic.
Before rising to become Rector and subsequently, Vice Chancellor of Tamale Technical University (February 2012 – February 2018), he served as Dean, School of Business & Management Studies, June 10, 2002 to August 31, 2004, Vice Principal, from September 2002 to August 31, 2004, and Examinations Officer from 2009 to February 2012.
Prof. Salifu Asuro, has taught part-time courses, and supervised student dissertations, including Doctoral theses in Ghanaian Universities, including the University of Education, Winneba, the University of Ghana, Legon, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, and the University for Development Studies. Prof. Salifu Asuro has taught at every level of education in Ghana, and has mentored thousands of pupils/students.
He is a member of the American Folklore Society, and the Ghana Studies Association. Additionally, he has served on the more than a dozen National and International boards.
Prof. Salifu Asuro is a sportsman, who plays hockey, and scrabble. As an executive member of the Ghana Hockey Association, he led Ghana to the African Club Championship Competition (2011) in Lusaka, Zambia. Sports shaped his temperament, widened his horizons and knowledge of faraway places, and college education gave him his retinue of friends, and his socialization.
Abdulai is one of six siblings, has two wives and six children. His late parents have been his role models. Prof. Salifu Asuro loves to work, and seeks to build bridges all the time.
Having served in the public arena for more than three decades, it is my desire to bring my experience to the private realm, and train our youth in marketable skills; to complement what our public institutions have. My desire is to see Madina Institute of Science and Technology grow into a First Class Institute, and a first choice for Technical Vocational Education.