The Pan-Atlantic University on Monday announced the passing of the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr Mike Okolo.
In a statement sighted by The PUNCH, the institution hailed Okolo for his contribution to the school in his 18 years of service.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Rosemary Okolo, who was a former Registrar of the institution, and their four children.
The statement partly read, “Dr. Okolo joined Pan-Atlantic University in 2004 as the Corporate Affairs Manager of the University. In 2006, he moved to become a pioneer member of the newly formed Centre for Media and Communication and played a key role in the Centre’s establishment.
“The CMC evolved into the School of Media and Communication, attaining a reputation for running quality academic as well as professional education programmes, with the tremendous input of Dr. Okolo.
“He was a senior lecturer at the School in the area of Organizational/Corporate Communication.
“He has also served the School in different administrative capacities. He was at different times the head of the Professional Education Department and the director of the Academic Unit and also served as a member of the School’s Management Board.
“In addition to his teaching sessions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Dr. Okolo has been involved in many trainings, seminars, workshops, and conferences within and outside the country.”
PAU also said, “Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.”
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