Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has said he was happy that he was leaving the university better than he met it five years ago.
Prof. Ozumba, whose tenure as the 14th Vice Chancellor of the institution will end on the 14th of June, 2019, made this known during a press briefing to flag-off his end of tenure activities at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Nsukka.
“Before I became the VC in 2014, the university was listed as dysfunctional but today and for the third consecutive year since 2016, UNN has been ranked by Webometric as the number one university in Nigeria.
“Our enviable position as the best in research publications is still very evident among the top 1,500 universities in the world.
“The backlog of programs and courses requiring accreditation were cleared under my tenure, most faculties and departments had no accreditation but today the story is different as the over 100 academic programs running in this university are fully accredited,” the VC stated.
He also disclosed that under his administration, the Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education and the Faculty of Basic Medical Science were created. The Distance and e-learning program was also established and accredited by the National Universities Commission.
On staff welfare, Prof. Ozumba stated that the staff of the university enjoyed regular and prompt payment of salaries, adding that the backlog of promotions for stagnated members of staff were cleared within his time in office.