Adenike Kuku, a professor of biochemistry, has been confirmed as the vice-chancellor of Kings University, Ode-Omu, Osun state.
Kings University is owned by Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), under the leadership of Matthew Ashimolowo.
The development comes after Kuku served as acting vice-chancellor of the institution between January and December 2020.
According to a statement by the institution, her confirmation follows “a meritorious tenure in an acting capacity in the last year”.
“Professor Kuku’s admirable leadership qualities, enthusiasm, and passion for excellence have been on full display over the past 12 months that she has acted in the position before the recent confirmation,” the statement reads.
“Since she assumed office, she has designed and implemented pragmatic blueprints to place Kings University in an enviable position in the comity of Universities.
“Amongst her numerous achievements is the deployment of the Kings University Learning Management System (KULMS) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual platform served as a medium of robust academic engagements for staff and students, thus, ensuring that teaching and learning are not interrupted despite the physical closure of the academic institutions.
“According to Professor G.O.A. Sowemimo, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Kings University, Professor Kuku’s confirmation of appointment is a major step in the actualisation of the Institution’s vision of raising quality leaders that would transform Nigeria and continually sustain her as a technologically advanced Nation.
“It is believed that with her wealth of experience, both locally and internationally, and her scientific background, Professor Kuku can be trusted to spearhead the drive for academic excellence and human capital development.
“It is hoped that under her tenure as Vice-Chancellor, the University will fast-track her development agenda on the path to becoming a top global institution.”