Tuesday , June 15 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Edo State Government Dissolves Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma’s Governing Council, Appointments Prof. Osarhieme Benson Osadolor As Acting Vice Chancellor

In accordance with the Ambrose Alli University (Special Intervention Powers)

Provisions Law 2021, the Edo State Government hereby announces the dissolution

of the Governing Council of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and appointment

of  Prof. Osarhieme Benson Osadolor as Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.


These directives take immediate effect.


The Ambrose Alli University (Special Intervention Powers) Provisions Law 2021

empowers the Visitor of the University to intervene in the ongoing impasse at the

institution in the interest of the school, students and the generality of Edo people.


For some time now, the institution has been brought to its knees by mismanagement

and maladministration, forcing the students to remain at home, with the attendant

adverse effect on their academic pursuits. This has also grounded activities in the

university community, with the institution derailing from the vision of its founders.


Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Osadolor is to immediately take over the administration

of the institution towards revamping and repositioning it to become a forward-

looking, innovative and technology-driven institution of higher learning.


Prof. Osadolor, a Professor of History at the University of Benin, is trained at the

University of Hamburg, Germany and University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


He brings to bear at the institution, nearly four decades career as an academic

and university administrator, which has taken him through Western Michigan

University, Kalamazoo, USA; Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland; San

Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; University of Benin, Benin

City, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Igbinedion University, Okada,

Nigeria, among others.


Prof. Osadolor is also a Visiting Research Fellow in African History at the University

of Hamburg, Germany and an academic consultant to the Art History Museum,

in Vienna, Austria.


Osarodion Ogie, Esq.

Secretary to the Government of Edo State

May 11, 2021.

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