Mr.Boniface Chekwubechukwu Odum hails from Issele-Azagba in Aniocha North Local Government, Delta State. He obtained a Bachelor Degree of Education and a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife in 1987 and University of Ibadan in 1998 respectively.
Mr. B.C joined the services of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 1990 and since then had a successful working career in the National Universities Commission (NUC). Mr. Odum’s working experience in the Commission cuts across different Directorates, from Management Support Services as a personnel officer, Student Support Services as head of Leadership Division and the Executive Secretary’s Office as the Deputy Director, Industrial and Labour Relations.
He was head of Secretariat for the FGN/University-based trade unions negotiations and Chief Protocol Officer to the former Executive Secretary, Professor Julius A. Okojie. He successfully coordinated the registration of the Nigerian University Pension Management Company Limited (NUPEMCO) as the desk officer. He was a member of the Governing Council, National Institute for Sport (NIS). A member, Board of Trustees of the University of Calabar Unified Pension Scheme, from 2003 – 2016.
In recognition of his commitment to duty, high sense of responsibility and unflinching loyalty, he was appointed the substantive Director, Inspection and Monitoring Directorate effective 1st January, 2019.
To be the arrow head of the Commission in its quest to enthrone and promote a culture of quality in teaching and learning in Nigerian universities for the purpose of producing globally competitive entrepreneurial graduates who are relevant to national development.
To ensure (through scrupulous inspection and regular monitoring) that Nigerian universities comply with all the provisions of the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards and other quality assurance guidelines that government may lay down.
The Mandate is to monitor and evaluate the compliance of Nigerian Universities with extant Laws, policies and regulations in areas of Academic Brief, Physical Master Plan implementation, University Law, Institutional Management and Governance as well as any other matter relevant to the orderly development and quality assurance in the NUS.
(1) Review of Provisional Licences of Private Universities;
(2) Conduct Post-Accreditation Monitoring Visits;
(3) Carry out Inspection and Monitoring of Affiliate Institutions/Supervisory roles of Parent Universities;
(4) Carry out Institutional Audit (Fact finding) Visits;
(5) Conduct Post-Matriculation Inspection and Monitoring Visits;
(6) Carry out Routine Inspection and Monitoring;
(7) Collaborate with other Technical Directorates in the Commission and external Agencies.