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A Nigerian becomes the first African VC in UK University

Professor Charles Egbu, from Abatete, Idemili North LGA Anambra State of Nigeria, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.That makes him the first Africa VC of a UK University or College. The Kenneth Dike and Eni Njoku of our times. Please let us celebrate him.

He was formerly Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, England, UK. He is Professor of Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction. He has also held academic positions at University of Salford, UK, University College London (UCL) UK, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours]. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Project Management. He is currently President Elect (for 2019/20) of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Constructors in May 2017, and received the Freedom of the City of London in 2017. He has supervised over 25 PhD students and examined over 100 PhD candidates world-wide; and has acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world. He has contributed over 350 publications in various international journals and conferences and has hosted, chaired and spoken at many conferences in his areas of expertise.

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