By Ilam Patricia
Prof. Emmanuel Unimke Ingwu, has been appointed the Acting Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) a while ago, by the Governing Council of the school.
In a telephone chat with CrossRiverWatch, Prof. Ingwu, confirmed that: “Yes! I have been appointed VC today by the Governing Council of the school.”
Prof. Emmanuel, born 7th November, 1958, hails from Ohong Village in Obudu LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria. He attended Government Secondary School, Obudu (1972-1976); St. Thomas Teachers’ Training College, Ogoja (1978-1979); University of Nigeria Nsukka (1981-1985). He went to the University of Ibadan for his Master of Education (1986-1987) and Doctorate Degree (2000-2004) in Industrial Education.
He taught in the Primary School, Ohong between 1976-1978, and 1979-1981. Between 1988-1990, he taught in St. Thomas’ Teachers Training College, Ogoja; between 1990 and 2002, he was a lecturer in the Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa, where he served as Acting Dean, School of Education from 1996 to 1999.
Prof. Unimke was appointed Senior Lecturer in the Cross River University of Technology in 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, in 2010, and appointed full Professor of Adult and Industrial Education in 2014, by the same University. He has served the University in various capacities, as Acting Head, Department of Educational Foundations and Administrations 2003 – 2004 and 2005 – 2007; and Dean, Faculty of Education, 2016 – 2017.
The Obudu son was an External Examiner, Teaching Practice (TP) programme to the Federal College of Education, Obudu between 2006 – 2017. He is adjunct Professor, (Industrial and Labour Studies Unit), Department of Continuing Education and Development Studies, University of Calabar from 2016 to date.
Prof. Unimke has to his credit extensive publications in reputable National and International Journals in the area of Adult Education and Industrial relations. He is member of Professional associations, namely; Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, Nigeria Society of Educational Psychologists, Association of Nigerian Teachers.
Before his appointment today been 30th of April 2019, Prof. Emmanuel was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Cross River University of Technology Calabar from 2017.
He is to resume office by Thursday 2nd May 2019 which is also the date for the University matriculations. He is married to Mrs. Gladys Eneyi Ingwu.
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