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Okolie appointed as ESUT new Vice-Chancellor



The Enugu State Government has appointed Prof. Aloysius-Michaels Okolie as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).

This is contained in a statement, signed by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, and made available to newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday.

It said that the appointment is with effect from April 4, 2022.

The statement disclosed that Prof. Okolie, who hails from Awgu town in Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was a Professor of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

It added that the new Vice-Chancellor, until his appointment was the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and was also Chairman, University of Nigeria Nsukka Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

According to the statement, Okolie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Political Science/Administrative Studies, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in International Relations.

“He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004 at the prestigious American Studies Institute on United States Foreign Policy.

“He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Management of Higher Education from the Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.

“Okolie was also a resource person to the National Defence College, Abuja, on Foreign Policy and National Security Roundtable on Nigeria and her Immediate Neighbours.

“He held many leadership positions including: Chairman, Governing Council, Enugu State College of Education, Technical from 2021 to date, Vice President (2nd), Social Science Academy of Nigeria, 2021 to date and President, Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), 2018 to 2021.

“He was Pioneer Director, Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUBEB), UNN, 2014 to 2019.

“Okolie is a renowned international Scholar and Researcher with over 108 publications to his credit.

“Prof Okolie belongs to several national and international scholarly and professional Associations and has served in several national and international Committees.

“These include Member, Federal Government Committee on NEEDS Assessment of Nigerian Universities, Member Committee on Bilateral Relationship between DAPAD Foundation of Japan and UNN, and member, Visitation Team to Public Universities.

“Professor Okolie is a Knight of the Order of St. Mulumba and he is married with children,” the statement said.

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