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CHANGE OF GUARD: Chiekezie Takes Over from Pioneer Rector of ANSPOLY, Mefoh



By Our Reporter

Dr. Njideka Chiekezie has taken over the mantle as the new head of the Anambra State Polytechnic (ANSPOLY) , Mgbakwu from Dr. Nneka C. Mefoh pending the appointment of a substantive Rector.

Chiekezie was a Deputy Rector as well the ANSPOLY TETFund Desk Officer, before her appointment while Dr Mefoh bowed out of office as the pioneer Rector after completing her first term of office.

According to a statement by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Chukwuanu Sunday Okagbue, the hand over ceremony took place on July 5 at the school’s Multipurpose Hall, Mgbakwu.

In her brief remarks, Mefoh thanked God for leading her through the years of Service and for the successes recorded in the Institution under her watch, stating that even though the Law allows her to go for a second term, she was happy with her achievements despite many challenges.

She said: “Our spirits should be high that despite all odds, God sustained me to complete the 4-year term and in His infinite mercies allowed the three months extension for His purposes. It is glorious indeed”.

Receiving the baton, Dr. Chiekezie thanked the ANSPOLY Governing Council, Principal Functionaries and the Outgoing Rector, Dr Mefoh for the opportunity to serve and promised to continue with the Rector’s Legacies.

She called for support and encouragement from the Council, Management Team, Staff and Students of the Polytechnic and the Internal and External Publics to achieve success.

In his speech, the Ag. Chairman, ANSPOLY Governing Council, Prof. Ifedioramma Eugene-Mary Nwana, charged the rector to work towards development of the Institution and her teeming population.

The Registrar of the Polytechnic and Secretary of Council, Barr Samuel U. Nnana, also hailed the outgoing Rector for her selfless services even as he congratulates the new rector and prays for more success stories.

AnambraDaily recall that Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu came into existence in 2017 following the upgrade of the defunct Anambra State College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu to a Polytechnic Status by the immediate past Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano.

The school was established by the Anambra State Polytechnic Mgbakwu Law 2017 passed by the Anambra State House of Assembly and assented to by Governor Obiano.

Following the conversion, Dr. Mefoh who was the Ag. Provost of the College of Agriculture was retained as the Pioneer Ag. Rector of ANSPOLY. Mefoh was later made the substantive Rector of the institution in March 2018, making her the Pioneer Rector of the Polytechnic.

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