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UNN Gets New Vice Chancellor

Charles Igwe. Photo: Independent Newspaper
Charles Igwe. Photo: Independent Newspaper

Prof. Charles Igwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) has emerged the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).


This is coming after a final selection exercise which was conducted by the institution’s Governing Council on Thursday.

Prof. Charles Igwe will take over from the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozurumba.


Report revealed that Prof. Charles Igwe scored 86.5 points, beating his closest rival, Prof. James Ogbonna, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), who emerged second position with 85.6 points while another UNN Professor, Cyprian Onyeji emerged third position.

The New Vice Chancellor is expected to assume office as from the 4th of June, 2019.


The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Dr. Okwun Omeaku, who confirmed the latest development in a statement, said that Prof. Igwe’s appointment was announced on Thursday May 23rd 2019 by the Pro Chancellor of the university, Chief Mike Olorunfemi after a transparent selection process by the Governing Council of the institution.


Prof. Igwe joined the institution in 1976 as a Soil Survey Assistant. He became an academic staff in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2003. He was appointed DVC on the 28th of April 2016 and was reappointed in 2018.

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Igwe once represented the University’s Senate in the Governing Council and had also served as the Director of the university’s Advancement Centre.

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