By Daniel Dafe
The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, has said that DELSU has more than enough qualified professors to take over from him when his tenure ends.
Peretomode who spoke during the university’s 73rd in the series of inaugural lectures recently, said that his wishes was for him to handover to a successor from within the university and not an outsider.
He called on all qualified and interested applicants to go about vying for the seat without rancour.
He said: “God knows who the next VC is,” as he urged everyone interested in the office to do so without using the ‘pull-him-down’ strategy for anyone they consider a threat to their ambition.
Meanwhile, the Governing Council of Delta State University, Abraka, at its meeting held recently, decided to fill the position of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) that shall be vacant on 1st December, 2019, at the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent VC.
In an official bulletin issued by the Information and Public Relations Office of the said institution, the Governing Council called for applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates to fill the vacancy.
Interested applicants we gathered should not be below the rank of Professor of not less than eight years standing, and with cognate experience in university administration and management.
Also, on the list of qualifications and experience for those interested include: they must possess Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to courses and programmes of the university; they should be persons with unblemished character and personality; they should not be above 65 years of age at the time of assumption of office and should be ICT compliant.
Applications with necessary documents of those interested are expected to reach the Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council not later than Friday, 9th August, 2019.