Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, the former chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, is dead, a source close to the family of the deceased confided in The PUNCH correspondent on Saturday evening, The PUNCH reports.
Edoumiekumo, who was the immediate past VC of the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, was said to have died on Friday night following a brief illness.
The PUNCH reports that 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 State, in 1988.
The late economics professor holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and two Doctor of Philosophy Degrees, which he obtained from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and the University of Nsukka.
On May 17, 2017, the then governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, approved the appointment of Edoumiekumo as the acting VC, 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.
Until his death, he served as the chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities.