The current Head of Department, Mass Communication, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna has been elected the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for a period of two years.
The election took place at the Prof. Uzoka Hall. The election began with the accreditation of eligible voters and reading of the enabling Act of the University by the University Registrar Dr. I. H. Isidienu.
At the end of the accreditation exercise, a total number of fifty-two eligible voters were accredited. Mr. Christopher Kalu nominated Prof. Stella Okunna of the Department of Mass Communication and was seconded by Dr. Jude C. Okafor.
At the end of the exercise fifty candidates voted Yes, one candidate voted No and one blank vote was recorded.
The returning officer and the Vice-Chancellor while declaring Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna the Dean elect of the Faculty, congratulated her for the trust and confidence bestowed on her by her colleagues. He encouraged members of the Faculty to continue to promote the love, peace and unity that exist amongst them. He implored members of the Faculty of Social Sciences to do all they can in taking the Faculty and the University to greater heights. He added that the two year tenure of Deans in all faculties of the University will take effect from 1st of November, 2016.
The Dean elect, in her response expressed gratitude to her colleagues for their trust, support and encouragement. She assured them of continuous collaboration and partnership geared towards achieving positive goals.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor commissioned some Faculty projects in the Faculty premises. These projects include: the landscaped Entrance to the Faculty, a Podium with staff offices adjoining the Administrative block of the Faculty, refurbished classrooms, offices, student gallery and a digital street light donated and installed by a former student of the Department of Political Science.