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Obaseki approves appointment of Dr. Asikhia as Provost of Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi

31 May 2023

Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Iguoriakhi.

… names Owie as Acting Registrar, Odigie as Deputy Bursar, Eguavoen as College Librarian

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Engr. Dr. Obokhai Kess Asikhia, as the Provost of the Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Iguoriakhi.

The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., who disclosed this in an appointment letter, said the appointment takes effect from July 1, 2023.

Other principal staff of the institution whose appointments were approved include Monday Ighodaro Owie as Acting Registrar; Famous Osariemen Odigie as Deputy Bursar and Head of Bursary, and Edward Omorogbee Eguavoen as College Librarian.

Until his appointment, Engr. Dr. Asikhia was Deputy Rector (Academics) and a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, Edo State.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) from Ambrose Alli University, (AAU), Ekpoma, a Masters in Engineering in Production Engineering from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and a PhD in Human Centered Design from Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

He is a member of numerous professional organisations, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering Practices in Nigeria (COREN), African Research Hub and Knowledge Engineering System (KES) group in the UK.

An avid researcher, Engr. Dr. Asikhia has accessed grants from the Tertiary Education Trust (TETFund), the International Development Research Council in Canada and the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) formerly called Netherlands Fellowship Programme. 

The Acting Registrar, Owie holds a National Certificate in Education (NCE) from the Institute of Continuing Education, Benin City; Bachelor's Degree in Education Adult Education from the University of Benin, UNIBEN and Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from UNIBEN.

The College Librarian, Eguavoen holds B.Ed, MLS and PhD from the University of Ibadan.

The Deputy Bursar, Odigie holds an ND in Accounting from Auchi Polytechnic; Bsc in Accounting and MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Benin, UNIBEN.

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