Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ịkwọ in Ebonyi State, now has a new Vice Chancellor.
He is Sunday Oge Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry.
The Registrar/Secretary of the University’s Governing Council, Odisa C. Oleke formally stated this on Tuesday Tuesday in Abakaliki,
The Registrar said that the appointment followed the ratification of the appointment by an extraordinary meeting of the Council.
“She added that the appointment was based in the report and recommendation from the Joint Council/Senate selection board constituted for the purpose in line with the Universities Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act 2003.
Mrs Odisa C. Oleke further said the appointment would take effect from February 11.
Prof Elom succeeds outgoing Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba, whose five years tenure would elapse on February 10.
Professor Elom was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, of the University.
He was born on 5th November 1961 at Ekwashi, Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
He has over 14 years of post-professorial and uninterrupted academic and administrative experience in the university system, having bagged his Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki in 2006.
Before then, he had a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Molecular Biology from the Vrue University, Brussels, Belgium in 1992 and a First Class Honours’ degree in Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He has had an illustrious career as a member of academia, spanning over three decades.
His journey as an academic started in 1987 when he served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Biology, Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH), Enugu campus.
He however rose through the ranks in different universities in Nigeria and became a professor of Medical Biochemistry in 2006.
Professor Elom has published over 50 academic papers in top-tier and high ranking national and international journals with impact factors.
He has also published many books, books chapters and monographs as well as many conference papers. More so, he has served as external examiner and assessor to many universities.
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