By Chijindu Emeruwa
Professor Kalu Osonwa, the new Rector of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, has assumed office following his appointment by the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
Akelicious recalls that Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, had approved the appointment of Associate Professor Okorie Kalu Osonwa as Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba.
This was announcement in a release issued by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barrister Chris Ezem and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, on Tuesday.
According to the release, the appointment takes immediate effect.
However, while performing handover ceremony held at the Polytechnic Conference hall, Aba, on Friday, the outgone Rector of the institution, Professor Ezionye Eboh flanked by members of the management recieved Professor Osonwa.
Professor Eboh commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration for the opportunity given to him to serve as Rector of the Polytechnic and disclosed that the institution had recorded tremendous successes in provision of conducive teaching and learning environments, as well as ensuring the development of Infrastructures in the polytechnic.
Eboh congratulated Professor Kalu Osonwa on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure.
In his acceptance speech, the new Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, (Abiapoly), Aba, Professor Okorie Kalu Osonwa, pledged to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the past administration of the school.
He maintained that he would continue with the polytechnic’s supports and cooperation with the State Government, in its undeterred efforts to provide sound and qualitative education to all Abia children, as well as residents of the State.
Osonwa assured transparency and accountability in steering the academic affairs of the polytechnic and however, solicited the cooperation of the Management Staff and various academic Unions and Students in taking the institution to another pedestal.