Monday, March 25, 2019

See The 67 Professors Striving For The Post OF VC, University of Nigeria Nsukka

See The 67 Professors Striving For The Post OF VC, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Upto 67 professors are striving to replace Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in June.

FreshReporters learnt that the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, will be completing his tenure on the 14th of June therefore the post will be vacant.
Though the university management had few months past announced the vacancy for the post of Vice Chancellor, to be specific - six months to the end of the tenure of Professor Ozumba.

Meanwhile, one out of the 67 aspirants who had interest in the post will be selected by the Governing Council as the new Vice-Chancellor.
Among them are some key officers of the university and others are professors from outside the university's border.

Top ranking contenders for the post which include Professor Charles Igwe, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Professor (Mrs.) Edith Nwosu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC).
Then Others includes Professor Ken Oforkansi, who is the Chairman of Senate Ceremonials and Professor (Mrs.) Joy Ezeilo, who the Dean of Law Faculty in the institution.

Some professors in the university, who spoke with newsmen, said the new Vice-Chancellor may likely emerge from the four professors earlier mentioned in this report.

According to our sources, the DVC Administration, Professor Igwe, appears to be running on familiar turf, having been saddled with the day to day running of the university, in the absence of Professor Ozumba, who had a reputation of globetrotting.

However, the undoing of Igwe, a Professor of Agriculture, may the fact that he hails from Anambra State like the outgoing Vice Chancellor.

Although a very young Professor of Pharmacy, Oforkansi, who equally hails from Anambra State, may also be caught in the web of indigene-ship, like Igwe.

It was also gathered that the two female professors among the top contenders may not be having strong affinity of defeating some other candidates. Professor Ezeilo is said to hail from Anambra State but is married to an Enugu man while Professor Nwosu hails from Imo State.
According to a source who said; the incumbent Vice Chancellor still have his own preferred successor in his desire.

A prominent community leader and Special Assistant to the Enugu State Governor on Market Matters, while addressing the people, he stressed on the need for Nsukka to produce the next Vice-Chancellor of the University as the incumbent vice-chancellor Prof Benjamin Ozumba winds up his tenure June this year.

Nsukka can’t continue with minor appointments such as security staff and gardener jobs with towering degrees while other citizens from different parts of the country occupy vantage positions in the university which remains the only feasible industry in the zone since 1960.

“We have to go all out to achieve the dreams of having a Nsukka professor as the next vice chancellor of UNN for the first time,” he said.

He further said that there is a need for synergy and cooperation by Igbo Nsukka to see that the position does not elude the people of Nsukka at large.

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  1. how can 67professors strives for a post all of should be investigate by Efcc

  2. I think there is a lot of money involved when you become the vice chancellor

  3. Experience we determined who is going to be vice chancellor of that university.


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