FUNAAB Gets New Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)..Promotes 500 Staff, Appoints 29 New Professors - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, January 13, 2022

FUNAAB Gets New Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)..Promotes 500 Staff, Appoints 29 New Professors

Management of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta FUNAAB  has approved the appointment of Professor Christian Ikeobi as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), just as it  announced the promotion of 500 staff including 29 new Professors ,in what appears as a New Year gift to the workforce of the Institution 

The former Dean College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) from Department of Animal breeding and Genetics,succeeded Prof Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale following the expiration of her tenure.

Registrar of the university, Dr.Bola Adekola  announced the appointment and promotion of staff in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital

The new appointee according to the statement,  has impacted  the University positively serving in various capacities which include; Member, Governing Council, University Orator till date, the University's Chaplain and until his appointment, Director of Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR).

His duties as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) include relating to academic policies development, administration and review, undergraduate and postgraduate course work programmes, examinations, admissions, coordination and academic oversight of educational activities of other campuse

Other responsibilities are  liaising with relevant University’s commercial arms to provide strategic overview of academic development and planning, representing the Vice-Chancellor  when required ,as well as chairing of all ad-hoc reviews as delegated by the Vice-Chancellor.

The Professor Felix Kolawole Salako led Management of the university also listed the 500 members of staff promoted, to include twenty-nine  (29) Academic staff elevated to the position of Professor, nineteen (19) to the position of Readers while thirty-five (35) other academic staff are also elevated to higher positions.

The Registrar who is also the Secretary to Governing Council further informed that three hundred and twenty (320) Senior Non-Teauching staff and ninety- seven (97) Junior Staff were promoted to higher positions with effect from January 1, 2022.

The Registrar expressed gratitude to the Governing Council which acted through the Appointments and Promotions Committees for Academic Staff and Non-Teaching Staff and the Committees aforementioned for enhancing service delivery without compromising standard..

The promotion came barely a week after the civil servants resumed from the New Year break thus throwing the Alabata Permanent site and Mahuko Mini Campus into celebration galore within the first few days of the year.

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