Reports by Anna Okon/Punch Newspaper, Nigeria
The Governing Council of Caleb University in Lagos has announced the appointment Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie as its new Vice Chancellor.
The university said in a statement on Tuesday, Prof. Adedeji Daramola, the pioneer Rector of Redeemers College of Technology, Ogun State, was appointed as its new Deputy Vice Chancellor.
The University confirmed that Owens-Ibie took over from the outgoing VC, Prof. Ayandiji Aina and his appointment took effect from November 1, 2019.
A professor of Communication, Media and Development, Owens-Ibie has been involved in qualitative research, professional practice in public relations and journalism and development work, according to the statement.
The university said he had coordinated the establishment of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria, adding that he had published academic and developmental articles in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Owens-Ibie, according to the statement, is currently the General Secretary of the ACSPN.
The statement said, “Owens-Ibie was a columnist in The Guardian on Sunday and Sunday Punch Newspaper for a decade, and has been a script writer for programmes on television and radio.
According to the statement released by the university Prof. Owens-Ibie “… has served for over 20 years as a panelist on the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence in Nigeria, consulted for international development agencies including the World Health Organisation, the United Nations International Children’s Fund, and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, among others.”
The statement also noted the new VC “has facilitated trainings and other capacity-building programmes for government agencies, multinational companies and non-governmental organisations, and has coordinated the development of toolkits for ActionAid Nigeria in the areas of health and women’s rights.”
Owens-Ibie, who is a former Federal Government of Nigeria’s postgraduate scholarship beneficiary, is a fellow of the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany and Salzburg Seminar, Austria, according to the statement.