By Uchechukwu Nnaike
The seventh Governing Council, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, has appointed the former Deputy Registrar, Council Affairs, Mrs. Nkah Bessie as the new Registrar of the college. The council also appointed Comrade Ethelbert Echedo as Bursar and Dr. Agada Arome Samson as the new College Librarian.
The Provost, Dr. Tessy Okoli recently presented the appointment letters to the three principal officers on behalf of the Chairman, Seventh Governing Council, Hon. Sekav Iyortyom. She commended the outgoing principal officers, Dr. Augustine Udensi (Registrar), Dr. Patrick Omile (Bursar) and Dr. Adolphus Ugwuanyi (Librarian) for serving the college meritoriously till the end of their tenure in May 2021.
The provost said the governing council maintained due process in the conduct of the exercise, adding that the three principal officers emerged from transparent screening and interview sessions. She congratulated the winners on their victory and advised them to justify the confidence reposed in them by placing the interest of the college above pecuniary interests.
Mrs. Nkah joined the college in 1996 as a Higher Executive Officer and by dint of hard work, rose to the position of Deputy Registrar in the Council Affairs Unit. She served in various capacities at the Registry Department, including various standing and ad-hoc committees. She holds a M.Sc in Public Administration (2006) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration from the Imo State University. She is currently running her PhD programme at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered); member, Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria; and fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria. She is also a member of the prestigious Women in Colleges of Education in Nigeria (WICE).
Comrade Echedo joined the college in 1990 and rose to the post of Assistant Deputy Bursar. He was also the Chairman, Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education, FCE(T) Umunze Chapter. He holds M.Sc in Business Administration from the National Open University of Nigeria, and B.Sc Accounting from the Abia State University Uturu. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He was also Chairman, ICAN Awka and District Society.
Until his appointment as the Librarian, Dr. Agada was the Deputy College Librarian, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Masters in Library Science from the same university. He graduated from Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2005. He is a member of Nigerian Library Association, and member, Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria. He has many publications, including theses, textbooks, journals, articles and seminar papers.