She received her Educational training from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before joining the African Union Commission, H.E. Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor occupied various positions:
- Elected by the African Union during the June/July 2017 summit as the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, HRST.
- She is leading three divisions namely: Education, Youth and Human Resources and Science and Technology.
- She ensures the coordination of AU policies and programmes on human resource development matters, science and technology, encourage and provide technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies such as CESA 16-24, STISA 2024 and the TVET strategy.
- She plays key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training; encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent.
- She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Cooperation and Relations with the Business World (DVC-RCB), University of Bamenda -North West Region of Cameroon.
- She previously served as Inspector of Academic Affairs No 2 and No 1 respectively at the Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon, (MINESUP) during which she was responsible for evaluation and monitoring of Higher Education Institutions in Cameroon in strategic leadership, academic planning and quality, teaching and learning. She was the Focal Point for Pan African University; Conference of Ministers of Education in Africa (COMEDAF); Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers and most of all UNESCO. Moreover, she represented the Cameroon Minister of Higher Education in several capacities.
- Prof. Sarah ANYANG AGBOR is a Cameroonian and Professor of African and Commonwealth Literatures. She has supervised several students at the postgraduate levels at Maitrise, Master, FEA and PhD levels, sat in numerous juries, authored two textbooks, coauthored two books and over thirty peer reviewed book chapters and scientific publications. She was also a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in residence at the University of Scranton, PA in 2004-2005 where she taught Modern African Drama and Prose respectively and also created and African library for the school.