The new Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Dennis Akoh Ameh, on Friday 30th August, 2019, took over leadership from Prof. I.I. Osakwe, to pilot affairs of AE-FUNAI Postgraduate School with effect from September1, 2019.

Prof. Osakwe presenting his hand over speech.

The handover ceremony, which took place at Postgraduate School, was witnessed by staff of the School and other officers of the university. While presenting his hand over note, Prof. Osakwe said that he was pleased to hand over the mantle to another guru, recalling that he had time ago also handed over to Prof. Akoh, at the Research and Development Centre. Prof. Osakwe made bold to state that the School is gradually developing into a robust and vibrant institute.

Prof. Osakwe handing over to new Dean, Prof. Dennis Akoh.

He also recalled that SPGS enrolled 53 postgraduates in the first year, starting with 9 programmes and 7 departments, where students were tested based on manual script but that today, the School has moved to Computer Based Test (CBT), noting that students now key in their answers during examinations to questions and receive scores immediately.

Prof Osakwe in group photograph with Prof. Dennis and support staff.

Prof. Osakwe affirmed that the School is undergoing incubation, adding that the university lay more emphasis on Total Quality Service (TQS).  He advised Prof. Akoh to be wary of pressure for admission but to rather depend on Admission Board for critical decisions on the subject matter and urged support staff of SPGS to be themselves, avoid eye service and always be honest.

While responding, Prof. Akor, said: “I am a very simple person but very difficult. I do not like to take blames, so I like my staff to work seriously and make things happen. We must make sacrifice”. Dr. Moses Aloh, Deputy Dean of the School, who presented vote of thanks, appreciated Prof. Osakwe for his initiatives and pledged unalloyed support to the next leadership.

Send-Forth gift was presented to outgoing-Dean, Prof. Osakwe, by staff of the School, in appreciation of the legacies he is leaving behind.

Prof. Osakwe receiving sendforth gift from Secretary SPGS.



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