PROF Nduka Uraih has become the new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State.
Prof Uraih was appointed with 18 other members to oversee effective management of the institution.
Inaugurating the new governing council, the chairman, board of trustees of the institution, Johnbosco Akam, described the team as `people with combined wealth of knowledge and expertise in administration’.
He enjoined them to work towards growing the institution to become a catalyst in unlocking its potential to rank among the best in the nation.
Prof Akam said that since inception of the university in 2007, it had introduced a strategic shift that had seen it beaming with success in all academic spheres, while also championing the recognition of the role of private universities’ creativity and stimulating economic growth in the country.
“To strengthen these giant strides and help in repositioning the university to take a centre stage in driving the growth of quality education in Nigeria, I have appointed a new council as a governance structure that will drive a growth strategy and provide oversight to the Tansian entity.
“We are thankful to all those, who were nominated for accepting nomination; while they that have not been selected today, we will always appreciate their contribution in many other platforms, which are to be created by the department,” he said.
Prof Akam, then, urged them to evolve a road map toward re‐invigoration of the vision and mission of the citadel of learning.
Receiving the new council, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Eugene Nwadialor, described them as a formidable team with integrity and accountability needed to re-engineer the university into greater heights.
“The entire university is elated for their support, decisiveness and trust that they will add value to the work that we have already started.”
In his inaugural address, the new Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Uraih, said the appointment of the new members would strengthen the university.
“I am sure that our experiences from our different backgrounds will no doubt avail the council of a rich, mosaic, variegated and quality opinions and counsels.”