The management of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has approved the appointment of Prof. Christian Ikeobi as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Mr Kola Adepoju, Head, Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, disclosed this in a release issued in Abeokuta on Thursday.
According to the release, Ikeobi succeeded Prof. Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale following the expiration of her tenure.
“Prof. Ikeobi who is of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), was the former Dean of his College.
“The new deputy vice chancellor has impacted the university positively serving in various capacities which include; Member, Governing Council, University Orator till date, the University’s Chaplain.
” Until his appointment, he is the Director of Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR).
“His duties as the deputy vice chancellor is not limited to matters 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 campuses, liaising with relevant university’s commercial arms to provide strategic overview of academic development and planning.
” Also, representing the vice chancellor when required ,as well as chairing of all ad-hoc reviews as delegated by the vice chancellor,” the statement said.