Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu picks a new Vice-Chancellor for ESUT, the State University, from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

The new VC is Prof Aloysius-Michaels Nnabugwu Okolie, a professor of political science and international relations.

Okolie’s appointment took effect from yesterday, Monday, 4 April 2022, Secretary to Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, said.

An unending leadership succession crisis hitherto engulfed ESUT, thereby forcing government to appoint a VC that overstayed his temporay appointment.

Prof Charles Eze, appointed VC in acting role in May 2020, stayed on for two years, violating extant rules.

Observers hope that outsourcing a new VC stems the perennial internal battles among ESUT professors campaigning for the position.

Prof Okolie is from Awgu town in Enugu State, according to the government statement.

He was equally Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Chair of the local ASUU chapter at UNN, Ortuanya said.

Last year, Enugu Government also appointed Okolie to Chair the Governing Council of Enugu State College of Education, (Technical).

The statement extolled the many academic and management experiences that make Okolie a good fit for the job.

“He is a renowned international Scholar and Researcher with over one hundred and eight (108) publications to his credit.

“Professor Okolie belongs to several national and international scholarly and professional Associations and has served in several national and international Committees.

Additionally, Okolie also trained in the management of higher institutions, according to the Government Secretary.

Ugwuanyi picks ESUT Vice-Chancellor