The Faculty of Arts, UNIZIK held its Deanship election recently at the board room in the new Faculty building. Speaking before the election, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS welcomed members of staff of the faculty in the new building. He said that the level of progress recorded in the faculty is quite significant. The academic icon also said that measures will be put in place to enhance the academic programmes in the university, especially for Doctorate students. He encouraged young lecturers to always look out for things that would make them better academicians, and that they should see their superiors as their mentors.
Before the election proper, the Registrar of the University, Dr. I.H Isidienu read out modalities for the election. This was followed by the accreditation of members of staff of the faculty. Ninety (90) persons were accredited, and after the election, the following were the results;
Prof. Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh- 53 votes- Winner
Prof. Cecilia Eme- 32 votes
Prof. Maduabuchi Dukor- 16 votes
After the exercise, the Vice-Chancellor declared Prof. Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh the new Dean-elect of the Faculty of Arts. In her acceptance speech, Prof. Utoh-Ezeajugh said she was humbled by the vote of confidence on her by her colleagues. She called on all to come together so as to move the faculty forward.