• Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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Lighthouse University appoints Prof. Imianvan as pioneer vice chancellor

…Assures life-changing innovations

The Board of Trustees of the Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State, has announced the appointment of Anthony Agboizebeta Imianvan as the pioneer vice-chancellor of the University.

In a statement signed by the University’s directorate of information, Lighthouse University disclosed that Imianvan, a professor of Computer Science with research interest in artificial intelligence (AI), software engineering, programming, and bio-medical computing at the University of Benin, was head of the department of Computer Science at the University between 2017 and 2018.

Lighthouse University, a privately-owned institution, located in the Evbuobanosa community, along the Benin–Agbor Expressway, in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, was recently approved as a full-fledged university by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“The Lighthouse University will be home where great scholars are born and world changers are created and empowered. I also expect that life-changing innovations will begin to emerge from the university in the foreseeable future,” Felix Omobude, the chancellor and chairman, board of trustees, Lighthouse University, stated.

Omobude, who is the immediate past national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), welcomed Imianvan into the Lighthouse family, paying tribute to him for his services to the Lighthouse Polytechnic in the past and support in the process that saw to the approval of the University by the government.

He restated his dedication to the actualisation of the vision of the University, pledging his support to the vice chancellor in realising the objectives that have been carefully set out to help achieve the vision of the institution’s founders.

With over 70 publications in local and foreign journals, Imianvan has served as an external examiner for post-graduate degree programmes across different universities.

He has been an Assessor to various Universities on the appointment of Professors of Computer Science. He has also served as Chairman or member of Ad-hoc accreditation panels set up by the National University Commission (NUC) to evaluate programmes of different universities in the country seeking accreditation.

Imianvan earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Benin, with a PhD from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He is a member of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria; the Nigeria Computer Society; the Association of Computing Machinery, USA; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA.

According to the statement, his research interest was found to align with the vision of Lighthouse University “to be the foremost hands-on institution in providing relevant solutions to challenges that confront humanity while upholding the right moral and spiritual values.”