Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan
Members of Nigeria Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE), have lauded the appointment of one of their members, Gray Goziem Ejikeme (FNPA), as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), of University of Jos.
The association which is the umbrella body of lecturers teaching Social Work in all tertiary institutions offering Social Work in Nigeria gave the commendation in a congratulatory message sent to Ejikeme, a copy which was made available to journalists in Ibadan by the National Secretary, Mr James Ayangunna.
It was gathered that Ejikeme, a Professor of Social Work and Clinical Psychology, was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), University of Jos in December and the appointment took effect from Monday, 9 December, 2018.
Ayangunna who lectures at the Department of Social Work, University of Ibadan in the letter written on behalf of NASWE described Ejikeme, a former Dean of Social Sciences, University of Jos, as a committed, hardworking and founding member of NASWE since 2010.
The statement read in part, "I write on behalf of Executive Committee members and the entire members of Nigerian Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE) to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.
"You have been a committed, hardworking and founding member of NASWE since 2010. You have mentored many young social work educators and others alike, an erudite scholar of international repute.
"As Editor-in-Chief of our Journal: Journal of Nigerian Social Work Educators, you have brought it to an enviable position among reputable journals. NASWE recognises and appreciates the sacrifices you have made for the progress and development of members and the Association.
"We have no doubt in your ability to excel in this new position as DVC (Administration) considering your experience as a positive EXCO member of NASWE and former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jos, Jos. We wish you a successful tenure and more positive achievements of life. Please accept our felicitation".