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Aguata born Professor of Veterinary Parasitology elected UNN Acting VC


By Our correspondent

Romanus Ezeokonkwo, a professor and the incumbent deputy vice-chancellor, Administration at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), has been elected as the acting vice-chancellor of the university.

The university spokesperson, Okwun Omeaku, made the disclosure in a statement issued at the end of the 422nd session of the Senate in Nsukka on Friday

He said that Mr Ezeokonkwo won by 200 votes in the election conducted by the senate at its session on Friday.

According to him, Mr Ezeokonkwo defeated another professor, Johnson Urama, who is the deputy vice-chancellor Academic in UNN and Daniel Nwachukwu, a professor and the deputy vice-chancellor, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus.

“Ezeokonkwo scored 200 votes to defeat Urama and Nwachukwu who scored 180 and 25 votes respectively,” he said.

The spokesperson noted that the position of the vice-chancellor became vacant following the end of the tenure of Charles Igwe, whose five year-tenure would end on June 10.

Ezeokonkwo, a professor of Veterinary Parasitology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was born at Nkpologwu, Aguata LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria on August 7th, 1965.

He holds the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1990, Master of Science (MSc) in 1997 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2009 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He is a Fellow of the Postgraduate College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria (FCVSN) (2010). Prof Ezeokonkwo was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the United States of America (USA) during the 2001/2002 academic session.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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