The Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Prof Samuel Edoumiekumo, is dead.
It was gathered that Edoumiekumo, who served as the VC of the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, died on Friday night following a brief illness.
Edoumiekumo obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from Akeindenowei Primary School, Toru Angiama, in 1982 and his West Africa School Certificate from Ajeromi Ifelodun High School, Lagos, in 1988.
He had a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science Degree, and two Doctor of Philosophy degrees which he obtained from the University of Port Harcourt and the University of Nsukka in the field of Economics.
On 17 May 2017, the then-governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, approved the appointment of Edoumiekumo as acting Vice-Chancellor of NDU, following the expiration of the tenure of the former VC, Prof Humprey Ogoni.
On May 2, 2018, he was appointed the fourth substantive VC of the school.