Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone is the new VC of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Esimone beats other 37 professors in their interviews to become the Vice Chancellor of UNIZIK.
Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Director of Information and Public Relation, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka announced this on Wednesday.
Professor Charles Esimone is a rare gem. His academic excellence with outstanding records of achievements is quite intimidating.
Prof Esimone hails from Akwaeze in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State and was born on 31st December 1970 in Tiko, Cameroon.
He is a Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology. He becomes a Professor at 37 years. Charles Esimone is an Alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he bagged his B.Pharm, M. Pharm and PhD
Esimone is the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agulu Campus of the University. He also served two terms of 2 years each as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University
Currently, he is the Director of the Confucius Institute and a member of the Governing Council of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Nanomedicine Society of Nigeria, among others.
Before his appointment as the new VC of UNIZIK, he is the Special Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Academic Matters and the Chairman, Ceremonials Committee in the University
He has well over 200 publications. Prof Esimone ranks 18th in the recent list of 28 Most Published Scholars in Nigeria. He has successfully supervised over 50 Postgraduate students. Professor OKechukwu Esimone is a Fellow Academy of Sciences.
He is God fearing. Prof Esimone is a pastor and the State Campus Coordinator for Deeper Life Campus Fellowship, Anambra state. Gods blessing is upon him. His wife recently gave birth to quadruplets. He has a total of 5 children.
The New Vice Chancellor of UNIZIK speaks Igbo, English, French, and German