The management and Senate of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has elected Prof. Justus Sokefun as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration).
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a statement from the university made this known on Thursday in Abuja.
In the statement signed by NOUN’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, Prof. Sokefun polled 48 votes to defeat Prof. Gbenga Ojo, who got 18 votes in the election, which was held during a Senate meeting in Lagos.
Sheme disclosed that the new Deputy Vice Chancellor was the Director, Lagos Study Centre of the university.
According to the statement, the new DVC studied Law at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU), and obtained a Bachelor degree in Law in 1984.
He started his career as a Graduate Assistant at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he taught between 1985 and 1986. He served as a Special Assistant to the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation between 1993 and 1994, and later became the Sub-Dean, Faculty of Law, Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye, from 1994 to 1997.
Prof. Sokefun became Dean, Faculty of Law, at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, between 2001 and 2007 and later joined NOUN as a Professor in 2007.