65 Professors jostle for UNN VC position

By AdvocateNews on 11/04/2019

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No fewer than 65 professors from different universities across the country and abroad have indicated interest to occupy the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from June this year. 

Prominent among the list of professors for the vice chancellor position of the university are the two incumbent Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVC) of administration and academic Prof. Charles Igwe and Prof. James Ogbonna respectively.

Others include Deputy Vice chancellor Enugu state University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Prof. Samuel Eze, four former Deputy Vice chancellors university of Nigeria, Nsukka,  Prof. Polycarp Chigbu, Prof. Ifeoma Enemo, Prof. Cyprian Onyeji and Prof. Smart Uchegbu respectively.

Among the 65 professors, 33 emerged from different departments of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The professors include Prof. Kenneth Oforkansi Chairman Senate ceremonials committee of the university.

Oforkansi a professor of pharmacy is said to be on the right path of the university, delivered the 140th inaugural lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka “breaking the barriers to effective per oral drug delivery” to upholds the tenets of social justice, straight to issues as it arises.

Notable among the contenders include the vice chancellor Coal City University Prof. Malachy Okwueze, a professor of Religion and former chairman Senate ceremonial committee university of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Enugu state university of Science and Technology (ESUT) have nine in the list of 65 jostling  for the vice chancellorship position of university of Nigeria, Nsukka while MOUA Umudike have four aspirants  for the position.

Others from other universities  include  Prof. Eyitemi Ajporhonir (Chemistry) indicated interest from Delta state university, Prof. Victor Ariole (Arts/French) from university of Lagos, Prof. Uche B. Eke ( Chemistry) from university of Ilorin,  Prof. Bartholomew Ekwueme (Chemistry) from university of Calabar, Prof. Emmanuel Ezugwu (Manufacturing Engineering), Provost Air Force Institute Kaduna, Prof. Sylvester Madu (Psychology) from Chujwuemeka Odumegwu University, Prof. Isaac Mbachu (Political Science & Defence Studies) from Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, Prof. Friday Ndubuisi (Philosophy) from Christopher University, Mowe Ogun state, Prof. Samuel Nzotta (Federal University of Technology Owerri  (FUTO),  Prof. Christopher Osubor (Biochemistry) university of Benin, Prof. Jecinta Opara (Health Educational) from university of Maiduguri and Prof. Josephat Ogbuagu ( Chemistry) from Nnamdi Azikiwe university, Awka.

Five professors aspirin for the vice chancellorship position of university of Nigeria, Nsukka indicated interest from abroad, they are Prof. Nduka Ekere (Engineering) from United Kingdom, Prof. Jonathan Odo (Law) from Cameron, Prof. Anthony Okoh (Microbiology) from South Africa,  Prof. Lawrence Ugwuanyi (Philosophy) from Gambia and Prof Godwin Mbamalu ( Chemistry ( from Charlotte NC.

Professors of university of Nigeria, Nsukka top the list with 33 manes , they are Prof. Charles Livinus Anike Asadu (Agriculture), Prof. Ferdinand Chilaka, ( Biochemistry), Prof. Ikenna Dieke (English, Literary & African Studies), Prof. Emenike Ejiogu (Electronic Engineering), Prof. Chinedu Eze ( Veterinary Medicine), Prof. Joy Ezeilo (Law), Prof. Emmanuel Ibezim (Pharmacy), Prof. Christian Madu (Industrial Engineering), Prof. Chima Mbah ( Pharmacy), Prof Anene Moneke ( Microbiology), Prof. Obioma Njoku (Biochemistry) Prof. Uchenna Nwagha (Medicine & Surgery), Prof. Boniface Nworgu (Science Educational),  Prof. Chukwuyere Nwosu (Veterinary Medicine), Prof. Grace Offorma ( Arts Education),  Prof Sabinus Ofoefule (Pharmacy), Prof. Chukwunonso  Okafo (Law), Prof. Uchechukwu Okoro ( Pure& Industrial Chemistry),  Prof. Denchris Onah ( Veterinary Medicine,),  Prof. Charles Omekwu ( Library & Information science), Prof Obinna Onwujekwe (Medicine & Surgery), Prof. Micah Osilike (Mathematics), Prof. Christopher Ugwu ( Religion) and Prof. Fidelis Ugwuowo (Statistics).

The nine professors from ESUT include AguC  Agu (Law,), Abigail Alio ( Education),  Felix Asigwa (Political science), Frederick Eze ( Pub Admin.), Samuel Eze (Education), Meltius Ezeamenyi (Education), Chibueze Iloegbnam ( Mass Comm),, Ngozika Mbajiorgo ( Education), Ikechukwu Oluka (Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering) and Jude E.O Udenta (Pub. Admin)

It could be recalled that Special Assistant to Enugu state governor on market affairs Chief Aniebonam Ezugwu had earlier last month issued statement that Nsukka born professor have to succeed the serving vice chancellor, university of Nigeria, Nsukka, noting that the position has eluded Nsukka people since the history of the university dating back to 1960 it was cited on soft green hills of Nsukka.

Meanwhile, the atmosphere on campus is charged as Prof. Benjamin Ozumba winds up his five year single tenure June 14, 2019.

Posted 11/04/2019 09:45:59 AM


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