The Academic Planning Unit (APU) was set up in 1993 with Professor Josiah A. Shindi as Acting Director. He handed over to Professor James O.I Ayatse in 1994. Thus, Professor Ayatse became the first substantive Director of Academic Planning. Having held this office for six years (1994-2000), Professor Ayatse handed over to Professor Bimaje Akpa in 2000. Professor Akpa held this office till 2010 and did a lot to put the Unit on a sound footing by building on the foundation laid by his predecessors. He however also handed over to Professor Joel O. Eriba later in January, 2011. Later in 2015, Professor Joel O. Eriba also handed over the services of the office to Dr. Simon Terver Ubwa, The present Director of Academic Planning, Dr. Simon Terver Ubwa came into office as the 5th Director of Academic Planning and currently holds the office till date.