Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
All is now set for the take off of Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, Edo State, as Governor Adams Oshiomhole has appointed Prof. Aduwa Ogiegbaen as the Vice-Chancellor of the university
The new university is an off shoot of the former College of Education, Ekiadolor before it was upgraded to the status of a university of education.
Until his appointment, Ogiegbaen was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Ekenwan Campus.
In a letter dated April14, 2016, the governor said, “I wish to inform you that Edo State Government has approved the upgrading of the Edo State College of Education, Ekiadolor to a university of education to be known and called TayoAkpata University of Education, Ekiadolor.
“I feel privileged to have the honour by virtue of the powers conferred on me as the visitor by the enabling laws establishing the university to appoint you as the vice-chancellor of the university with effect from April 18, 2016.
“Given your resourcefulness, expertise, experience, global network and reach, I believe that the university will benefit enormously from your uncommon visionary leadership,” Oshiomhole said.
Ogiegbaen, a descendant of the Benin royal family, is the Enogie (Duke) of Egaben/Ogbeson in Benin Kingdom; he has combined academics with the traditional administration of his Dukedom.
He has over forty publications in reputable national and international journals and is a member of the Nigerian Association of Educational Media and Technology (NAEMT); Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria (CON); and Association for Promoting Quality Education in Nigeria (APQEN).