Office of the V.C

Office of the V.C

The Vice Chancellor’s office is as old as the University itself. The office has made steady progress since the inception of the University. The first Vice-Chancellor was Professor Placid Njoku who served between 1993 and 1999, He was succeeded by Professor Ogbonnaya Onwudike (January 2000 – February, 2006). Professor Ikenna Onyido took over from him and served from March 2006 – February, 2011. The fourth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Hilary O. Edeoga who also served from March, 2011-February, 2016. The fifth and present Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Francis O. Otunta who assumed office on March 1, 2016. The office of the Vice-Chancellor consists of the Vice Chancellor’s immediate office, the Public Relations Unit, Security, Legal, Audit and Student Affairs that report directly to the Vice Chancellor.


On March 1, 2016 the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis O. Otunta delivered his inaugural speech to the University Community  stating his Administration’s action plans for the next five years. The Vice- Chancellor’s speech emphasizes on leadership, quality, development, utilization and expansion of programmes and facilities. The current Administration activities include:

  • Establishment of a strong, effective and efficient administration
  • Research development
  • Provision of effective knowledge dissemination environment for learning and teaching
  • Development of patriotic, cultured, upright and disciplined citizens through fostering of the University student body
  • Promotion of Agriculture, Science and Technology to meet the challenges of the global village
  • Improvement of the University’s ICT Infrastucture
  • Stimulatation of entreprenuerial competencies in the University community


The administration promises that staff appraisals and promotions would be transparently and judiciously performed on and as at when due, without personal bias and any form of victimization. The feedback mechanism created in an appraisal modality would enable an aggrieved staff to notify management of any irregularities or perverted judgment. All qualified staff shall be encouraged to seek higher degrees both internally or externally. Also, priority attention would be given to staff development through conferences, seminars and workshops.


The VC’s Administration would adequately provide required amenities and facilities in the context of global best practices to ensure the dreams of the students become a reality. The administration aims to pattern the scope of the curricular and content of academic programmes in tune with established ones to arouse students’ curiosity about the efficacy of received knowledge, to investigate the efficiency of equipment and operational procedures. Such a system would also give room for students to devise alternative processes and models which can perform at higher levels of efficiency. The administration expects reciprocity on the part of the students through good conduct, personal integrity and selflessness towards their advancement.