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London University Appoints Nigerian Prof as VC

The Leeds Trinity University, London, has appointed a Nigerian, Professor Charles Egbu as the Vice Chancellor of the school.

Professor Charles Egbu who hails from Abatete in Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State is the first black professor to head a university in United Kingdom.

Professor Egbu was formerly at the University of Salford, England, UK, where he was Head of School and Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction; and Director of the Management in Construction Research Centre.

His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours], Leeds, UK. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Management.

Professor Egbu has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Construction Management, Project, Programme and Portfolio Management.

He supervises post-doctoral students and doctoral (PhD) students in varied areas of Project and Programme Management, Strategic Management in Construction, Sustainable Development as well as in Innovation and Knowledge Management.

He is an author of 15 books in Construction Management, Knowledge Management, Sustainable Development, Refurbishment Management, and Health & Safety in Construction.

A prolific writer, Professor Egbu is also on the Editorial Boards of many Publications, National and International Scientific Committees on Research in Construction Management, Project and Programme Management, Innovation and Knowledge Management, and Sustainable Development.

He was the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM: 2010 – 2012). He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supervised over 25 PhD students, and examined over 50 PhD candidates world-wide.

He has also acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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