Federal University Otuoke gets new VC

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The Federal University Otuoke, now has a new Vice Chancellor. He is Professor Teddy Adias.

Until his appointment, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Adias hails from Ogbia Local Government Area, same as former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan.

This was disclosed during the 9th Matriculation Ceremony of the school held virtually in a low key recently.

A total of 3,183 students were matriculated at the 2019/2020 annual event which had been postponed at least twice following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues of national concern.

Speaking with newsmen in Otuoke, the Rivers State-born outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Seth Accra Jaja said a total of 8,101 students applied for admission into the school for its 2019/2020 academic session.

“The matriculation ceremony which is an annual ritual of the school was however delayed following the outbreak of the covid-19 virus, making the National University Commission,
NUC to direct all universities in the nation to go on vacation”, he said.

He averred that the university was a family institution, noting that from about two faculties he met upon assumption of office, the university authorities under his leadership had been able to increase the faculties to six with 29 programmes currently ongoing.

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“The institution under my leadership has built on its ICT capacity. That the 9th matriculation ceremony was conducted through virtual means alone was a testament to the university’s revolution in ICT”, he added.

“Upon my assumption of office, we have added more building infrastructure to the school from a very limited number met on ground”, he noted.

Highpoints of the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony was the award of scholarship to a level 300 female student of Business Administration; Ms Ednah Ohwovwere by the outgoing Vice-Chancellor as the most behaved student as well as the official inauguration ceremony of Adias as the new Vice-Chancellor.

Meanwhile, the new Vice Chancellor has expressed his commitment towards attracting more infrastructure and academic greatness to the school.

He stated that he would build on the strength and capacity of the existing manpower and faculties, just as he maintained that the school intends to establish a College of Medical Sciences and a Faculty of Law in the nearest possible future.

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