THE PROFESSOR - JULIUS A. OKOJIE (OON)

 

Professor Julius Amioba Okojie, OON was born on 27th July, 1948.

He had his primary and secondary education at Government Primary School, Uromi Annunciation Catholic College Irrua, and Federal Government College Warri. In 1969, he was admitted into the University of Ibadan to pursue a degree in Forestry. He graduated in 1972 with Second Class Upper Division. A few years later he proceeded to Yale University, USA for his Master’s Degree in Forestry.

Professor Julius A. Okojie is currently the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, a position he has held since August, 2006.

The Professor of Forestry Resources Management has remained an invaluable force in national development and an inspiration to both town and gown in and outside the shores of Nigeria. His consistent commitment to higher education has gained him national and international accolades. His unflinching concern for community development earned him the traditional titles of Aare agbe of Egbaland and Omotadese of Owu Kingdom which were conferred on him by the traditional rulers of both kingdoms.

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