The Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Prof. Nlerum S. Okogbule, has inaugurated new Deans of Faculties who are to serve for the next two years.
The Deans are Prof. Data I. Ekine (Faculty of Agriculture), Prof. Joseph Vipene (Faculty of Education), Prof. J. G. Akpa (Faculty of Engineering), Prof. Napoleon Imaah (Faculty of Environmental Sciences), Prof. A. O. I. Gabriel (Faculty of Humanities), Prof. C. C. Wigwe – SAN (Faculty of Law), Prof. GladsonNwokah (Faculty of Management Sciences), Prof. Confidence Wachukwu (Faculty of Science) and Prof. J. I. Onyema (Faculty of Social Sciences).
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony held recently at the Senate Chambers and described as first of its kind since the inception of the University, the Vice-Chancellor noted that the Management of the institution introduced the inauguration which provides the platform for the elected Deans to be administered with the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance.
He explained that the significance of the exercise is for the newly elected Deans to have the consciousness that they have been elected to serve their respective Faculties and the University.
He charged them to carry along all members of their Faculty as to depersonalize leadership and arrive at better decisions. He added that they are to attend all statutory meetings and hold Faculty Board Meetings regularly.
The Chairman of the Committee of Provost and Deans, Prof. Chituru Orluwene, commended the Management of the institution for initiating the inauguration ceremony and promised that the Committee will continue to provide the full support as to move the University to the next level.