Samuel Amah, Abakaliki
Mr Sunday Oge Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike-Ịkwọ, in Ebonyi State.
Registrar/Secretary of the University’s Governing Council, Mrs Odisa Okeke stated this in a statement, on Tuesday
According to the statement, the appointment followed the ratification of the appointment by an extraordinary meeting of the Council.
“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,” the statement said.
The Registrar said the appointment will take effect from February 11.
- Prof Elom will succeed outgoing Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba, whose five years tenure will elapse on February
The new VC 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.
Reportedly, Mr. Elom has over 14 years of post-professorial and uninterrupted academic and administrative experience in the university system.
FamousReporters gathered that he 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.
Furthermore, 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.
Meanwhile, he rose through the ranks in different universities in Nigeria and became a professor of Medical Biochemistry in 2006.