Professor Victor F. Peretomode
Before the appointment as Vice Chancellor, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) in the university, and a pioneer Lecturer of the university, and became a Professor of Educational Administration and Higher Education in June, 1996. An academic guru with over 90 publications in national and international journals to his credit, he is an external examiner and assessor of persons for professional positions in several Nigerian Universities. To his credit, he was the pioneer Federal Commissioner, representing Delta State on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and he is the Chairman, National Implementation Committee on the Integratin of Out-of-School Children from the South-East and South-South States into the Basic Education Programme. He had served as Head of Department, Director, Institute of Education; Director, University International Centre and as Chairman and member of all important committees of a university, including member of the Delta State University Council from 2007 to 2010, and was the Provost, Delta State University, Oleh Campus, from 2007 to 2010. A peep into his sojourn in the field of education would be stating the obvious, that Governor Emmanuel Udughan has put a round peg in a round hole. He attended African Church Primary School, Forcados, and Mein Grammar School, Kiagbodo. He obtained his B.Ed. (Hons) Political Science degree from University of Benin, in June 1979, and his M.Sc. Educational Administration (May 1982), Doctor of Higher Education (2004) and Post doctoral M.A. degree in International Relations and Comparative Politics (August, 1985) from the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A. He was a graduate research/teaching associate with the Graduate College, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater from 1981 to 1986.Since returning to Nigeria, he has lectured in several tertiary institutions including the former Rivers State College of Education, now the University of Education, Port Harcourt; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; University of Port Harcourt, former Bendel State University, (now Ambrose Alli University), Ekpoma. He has been a Visiting Professor to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and University of Benin.
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