Institute of Public Administration and Management

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Message from The Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor

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  • Professor Ekundayo J.D. Thompson
  • DEd. (South Africa); MEd., BAEd. (Hull, UK),
  • Dip. Ad. Ed., BA Dip. Ed. (Sierra Leone)
  • Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The 2009/10 Academic Year witnessed both consolidation and expansion of programmes and courses. Demand for regular, short and special needs/programmes and courses soared as evidenced by the rise in student numbers. IPAM is becoming increasingly attractive to students who are desirous of higher education.

The year also witnessed the end of service of Dr. Claudius Bart-Williams who served the Institute as Dean of Campus for 3 years. His contributions to leveraging IPAM’s image were appreciated by many. As an institution we thank him for his yeoman service.

Dr. Bart-Williams was succeeded by Dr. Oludolapo Akinyosoye-Gbonda who, as Acting Dean of Campus, continued in the strides of her predecessor. As head of the Information Systems Department, and Short Course Coordinator, she creditably utilized her intellectual energies and time to executing the functions of these positions. We commend her for her sterling efforts.

Professor Ekundayo Thompson was appointed by the University Court as Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1st October 2009. As a former Deputy Dean of Campus, he provides continuity in management besides a sharpened strategic focus to an institution that is positioning itself not only to adequately respond to the social change dynamics in post-conflict environment but also to the new and emerging development needs that are unfolding.

This academic year 2010/2011 and the next 2011/2012 promise to be the years of physical expansion as plans are formulated and executed toward construction of lecture rooms and a state-of-the-art multi-purpose hall. These projects are in response to the dire need for additional lecture room space. The Kent Campus project concept is also being articulated.

IPAM continues to explore possibilities for partnership with fraternal organizations, institutions and agencies targeting their mutual benefits and in furtherance of their collective development agenda.

Our vision and Collective Action Towards a Strategy for Enhancing Quality in Teaching and Research, elaborates the Vision of IPAM. The cooperation of all Faculty, staff, students, alumni and all those who wish IPAM well is enlisted.