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Duties and responsibilities
The Chancellor's role is largely ceremonial with the overall management of the University being undertaken by the Vice-Chancellor and Board of Trustees.
How the role is interpreted varies between universities but in Redeemer's University, The Chancellor pays visitation to the University at least once in every five years with the seven members of the University’s Governing Council.
About Prof. Tekena Tamuno
The Chancellor of the University, Prof. Tekena Tamuno (born 1932) is a Nigerian historian and former Vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
Prof. Tamuno attended St Peter's School in his hometown of Okrika for primary education. Upon completion, he attended Okrika Grammar School. From 1953 to 1958 he studied history at the University of Ibadan before leaving the country in 1960 to continue his studies at Birkbeck, University of London and Columbia University. In 1962 he joined the Department of History at the University of Ibadan where he remains as Professor Emeritus. In addition to his administrative and teaching career, he is an author and has chaired public service commissions. He is currently the Chancellor, Redeemer’s University (RUN).