Professor Kalu Osonwa, the new rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, took office following his appointment by the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
Governor Ikpeazu, in a press release from the Secretary of State Government, SSG, Attorney Chris Ezem and made available to journalists in Umuahia, issued the directive.
According to the statement, the appointment takes effect immediately.
While a handover ceremony was being held in the conference room of the Polytechnic, Aba, on Friday, the former rector of the institution, Professor Ezionye Eboh, flanked by members of the leadership, received Professor Osonwa.
Professor Eboh commended the administration led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the opportunity it had given him to serve as rector of the Polytechnic and revealed that the institution had been highly successful in providing an environment conducive to teaching and learning, as well as to ensure the development of infrastructures in the polytechnic school. .
Eboh congratulated Professor Kalu Osonwa on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure.
In his acceptance speech, the new rector promised to consolidate the progress made so far by the past administration of the school.
He maintained that he would continue with the support and cooperation of the Polytechnic with the State Government, in its tireless efforts to provide a solid and quality education to all the children of Abia, as well as to the residents of the State.
Osonwa ensured transparency and accountability in the management of the polytechnic’s academic affairs, yet requested the cooperation of senior staff and various academic and student unions to bring the institution to another pedestal.