The Governing Council of Caleb University has appointed a Professor of Communication, Media and Development, Nosa Owens- Ibie, Ph.D as the new Vice-Chancellor and of the University. Professor Owens- Ibie, took over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ayandiji Daniel Aina.
Professor Owens- Ibie, a columnist in The Guardian on Sunday and Sunday Punch Newspapers for a decade, has served for over 20years as a Panelist on one of Africa’s leading media awards – Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) in Nigeria, and has consulted for international development agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, and IOM, facilitated trainings and other capacity-building programmes for government agencies, multinational companies and non-governmental organisations, and has coordinated the development of toolkits for ActionAid Nigeria in the areas of health and women’s rights.
He held various positions in Caleb University, Lagos, including, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Dean of Students, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Management, Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Acting Vice-Chancellor. He is also the University Chaplain.
Professor of Architecture and the pioneer Rector, Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management, Professor Adedeji Daramola was also appointed as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor.
The new DVC is a renowned and distinguished Scholar, one of the major builders of Caleb University Architecture Programme who was instrumental to the introduction of the Ph.architecture Programme.
He is also the Director of the Institution’s Centre for Innovative Built Environment and Smart Cities (CIBES). He was formerly the Dean, College of Environmental Sciences and Management as well as the Dean of Student Affairs in Caleb University, Lagos. In 2015, he was elected a member of the Caleb University Governing Council.
Prof Daramola currently serves at the International Advisory Board of the International Energy Foundation in Canada.
Both appointments are effective from 1 November 2019