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WESLEY UNIVERSITY ONDO APPOINTS NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR!

Wesley University Vice-Chancellor

Wesley University Ondo has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor in the person of Professor Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu B.Sc. Agric, M.Sc. Agric, PhD. as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University. He took over from Professor Williams O. Olu-Aderounmu, who acted in the capacity from August 2016-June, 2018. Professor Ukachukwu, a specialist in Animal Science (with bias in Nutrition and Biochemistry) emerged after rigorous but painstaking selection and recruitment process by the University’s Governing Council in consultation with the Board of Trustees. He is an alumnus of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Animal Science (1987), Masters Degree in Animal Science (Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry (1990) and Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry) in 2000.

Professor Ukachukwu started his working career in 1990 at Chisam Food Industry Limited, Nsukka/Lagos but switched to academics in 1993 with a Part-time teaching appointment with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.  He joined the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, in 1994 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2008.

As a versatile academic and administrator, Prof. Ukachukwu has appreciable Academic Leadership Distinctions and Awards. He had worked in various units and served in over thirty committees at the University, College and Departmental levels, including working at various times as Head of Department, Dean and as Council member.  He is a member of numerous professional bodies including British Society of Animal Science, Feed and Nutrition Network of Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science, Nigerian Society of Animal Production, Animal Science Association of Nigeria and Agricultural Society of Nigeria. As part of his community service, the Professor of Animal Science is a Lay Preacher in Methodist Church Nigeria and a member of Scripture Union Nigeria, among others. He is married with four children.

 

WESLEY UNIVERSITY ONDO HOST 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION, E-SCHOOLING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GRANTSMANSHIP

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Wesley University, Ondo along with Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, and University of Medical
Sciences, Ondo in collaboration with Southern University, Louisiana, USA and ICT University, Baton-
Rouge, USA held a 3-day International Conference and workshop on Entrepreneurship &
Technopreneurship, E-schooling (E-Learning, E-library and CBT) and Research Grant writing with the
theme “Strengthening Education through Innovation, E-Schooling, Grantsmanship and Entrepreneurship for
Sustainable Development in Africa” at Wesley University, Ondo, Nigeria between April 12th to 14th 2018.
The Conference, which was declared open by His Excellence, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, Executive
Governor, Ondo State was chaired by Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, Registrar/CE, Teachers
Registration Council of Nigeria. The opening ceremony was attended by different distinguished guests,
seasoned professionals and skilled facilitators among whom are Dr. S. C. K. Uche, Prelate, Methodist
Church Nigeria and Visitor to Wesley University, Ondo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Victor A. Kiladejo,
Jillo III, The Osamawe of Ondo Kingdom, Professor Victor W. Mbarika, President, Board of Trustees, ICT
University, USA, Prof Ben Mbah, immediate past Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu,
Enugu, Professor A. J. Adegeye, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Medical Sciences,
Ondo, Professor Kehinde Taiwo, Chairperson URC, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Professor
G. A. Aderounmu, President, Nigeria Computer Society, Professor Martins. Anatekhai, Director, Centre for
Entrepreneurship, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Engr. Michael Wilson, University of Turku,
Finland, Assistant Professor Foluso Ayeni, International Center for Information Technology and
Development, Baton Rouge , USA, Asso Professor A. B. Denloye, Secretary, Africa Biosafety Association,
Dr. Titilayo Olaposi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, Babatunde Asenuga,
Chairman, LOC, John E. Efiong, Secretary, LOC and Engr. Kayode Odedina, NUC, Abuja among many
others.
The Vice Chancellor of Wesley University, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. W. O. Olu-Aderounmu
welcomed all participants and distinguished guests to the conference and workshop. He further said the
conference will continue to hold annually so that the general public can benefit from the wealth of
knowledge of academic intellectuals from diverse basic academic disciplines who have developed great and
notable skills as experts of international repute in various institutions across our great country Nigeria and
beyond so as to attract proper funding for entrepreneurial activities as well as academic research for
sustainable development in Africa.

 

Signed
Babatunde Asenuga, FNCF, FSEA
Chairman, Local Organising Committee