The immediate past Vice Chancellor at the Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education, Prof. Ozo Mercury Ndimele has handed over to Prof. Okey Onuchukwu, who was recently appointed acting Vice Chancellor of the institution by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on Monday, Prof. Ozo Mercury Ndimele, who creditably during his time, thanked God and Governor Nyesom Wike for the privilege to serve and wished his successor a rewarding experience.
In his own remarks, Prof. Okechukwu Onuchukwu promised to build on the foundation laid by Prof. Ndimele, and to be a team player.
It is interesting to note that, the new helmsman at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is assuming the office with rich experiences both in academics and administration.
He had at different times served as Head of Department, Department of Economics, University of Port Harcourt; Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port Harcourt; Adviser to the Governor of Rivers State; National Vice President, Nigerian Economic Society, NES, and Director, University of Port Harcourt Business School.
Prof. Okey Onuchukwu had also served as Chairman, Board of River State Bureau on Public Procurement; Member, University of Port Harcourt Governing Council; Member, University of Port Harcourt Senate; Chairman, Board Credit Committee U&C Microfinance bank and
Board Member U&C Microfinance bank.
He is Life Member Nigerian Economic Society; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analyst of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Marketing of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Management Consultant and Fellow, International Academy of Business and Behavioral Science, USA.
The new Acting Vice Chancellor at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is an econometrician with over 90 academic publications; a lover of people; a humble man with a large heart and an excellent team player.