BULLETIN: ISSN 1595-1685         APRIL 24, 2017  vol. 10 NO. 13

ISSN 1595-1685                                              APRIL 24, 2017                                              vol. 10 NO. 13


You are addressed as you are dressed!!!. Indecent dressers and persons of unacceptable conduct, Beware!!!  UNIZIK Dress Code Committee is watching you!!!











The Deputy counselor-General of the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Guan Zhongqi was in UNIZIK recently for the inauguration of the Chinese Studies Alumni Association of Nigeria. It is first of its kind in Nigeria.


Speaking during his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku welcomed the Deputy-counsellor and the Chinese Community in UNIZIK.  He encouraged everyone who have had anything to do with the Confucius Institute to come and identify with the alumni Association.  He said it was a plus for the University, as the inauguration automatically makes UNIZIK the Headquarters and yet housing the Chinese Cultural Centre.


Moreso, Prof. Ahaneku enumerated the different programmes run by the Confucius Institute in UNIZIK, which includes exchange and scholarship programmes in any field of choice for qualified students.  He also expressed joy that UNIZIK students were representing the University very well; noting that UNIZIK has won the best Confucius Institute for three years.

In his speech, the Deputy-Counsellor said he was happy to take part in the opening ceremony of the Association.  He said that Nigeria and China are far apart; hence it is necessary for there to be an increase in exchange programmes, deepened understanding and advance friendship.


Furthermore, Mr. Zhongai said that the Confucius Institute has continued to water the China-Nigeria friendship by propagating Chinese Culture and organizing cultural activities.  He thanked the teachers in the Institute and all those who have cared and supported China-Nigeria cultural exchange, praying that the Institute would continue to play an important role as the cultural bridge between China and Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, Dr. Wang Bo said that 90% of Nigeria students in China are from UNIZIK.  The inauguration of the Alumni Association is the first of its kind.  Also, that it is aimed at harmonizing students who have completed their studies in Chinese language, harmonize Nigeria/China relationship.  There will be online communication to expand the reach, and UNIZIK is going to be the Headquarters.  He mentioned scholarship won by UNIZIK students, and those who will join them soon in China.  Also, he said that there has been a Chinese programme aired in UNIZIK F. M. for the enhancement of Chinese Language.  He appreciated the VC and DVC (Administration), Prof. Carol-Arinze-Umeobi who is the local-Director of the Institute, and who in a special way welcomed everyone, and expressed growing hope of the Institute.  Dr. Wang Bo also thanked the teachers who work tirelessly for the growth of the Institute.

There was Chinese dance and song performance by the students of the Institute.  The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the signpost of the Alumni Association by the DVC, the Deputy-Counsellor, the Cultural Counsellor (Abuja), Li Xuda and the DVC (Administration), Prof, Carol Arinze-Umeobi.  The Registrar was present at the event.

The National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, His Excellency, Pharmacist Ahmed Yakasai was at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor recently for a courtesy call prior to the “End Malaria for Good” Essay Competition award presentation ceremony.  The President came in the company of the accreditation team from the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria.


In his remarks, Pharmacist Yakasai said he was happy to be in UNIZIK, and that the University’s hospitality has so pleased him that he is so much in love with the University, especially at the cordiality which exist between the University Management and the staff.  He thanked the benefactor of the “end Malaria for Good” Essay Competition, Pharmacist Onyeka Onyeibor for sponsoring the competition for the development of human capacity.  His Excellency said that the PSN is a very organized one, and has being in existence for 90 years.


The Chairman of the Accreditation Panel, Prof. W. O. Erhun appreciated the University for the commendable hospitality to them.  He said they have come for the purpose of finding out whether the observations pointed out during the last visit have been updated or attended to in accordance with the Pharmaceutical profession.


While receiving them, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ahaneku, FAS on behalf of the University community, welcomed the President of PSN and the accreditation Team to UNIZIK.  He thanked Pharmacist Onyeka Onyeibor for sponsoring the Essay Competition which is necessary for human development.  Also, he thanked those in the profession who have been generous to the University, particularly, Pharmacist Dr. Ifeanyi Okoye (Juhel).


Furthermore, the VC assured them of their safety in the state, as the Governor has done a great job in the aspect of security.


Speaking on UNIZIK, Prof. Ahaneku said that UNIZIK has human and material resources, and that fund support aimed at infrastructural development of human capacity, come from the Federal and State Government, individuals and cooperate bodies.  He prayed for the growth of the Pharmaceutical profession, while promising to look at the suggestions raised.



The Confucius Institute has been described as a cultural bridge connecting Nigeria and China. The Deputy-Counselor General, Ghan Zhongqi stated this during a courtesy visit to the office of the Vice-Chancellor for the inauguration of the Chinese Studies Alumni Association of Nigeria.


Welcoming them, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS said he was delighted and honored to receive the delegates in UNIZIK. He noted that University is celebrating the excellence of the Institute by the inauguration of Chinese Studies Alumni Association of Nigeria in UNIZIK. He promised to maintain the relationship already established. More so, Prof. Ahaneku noted that Chinese Classes will also be extended to Ebonyi State University, College of Education Nsugbe, and the Nnewi Campus through which we continue to promote Chinese Culture and Language.


The VC further solicited their cooperation in ensuring that graduates from the Institute are recommended for employment in Chinese companies. Finally, he stated the University’s readiness to improve, so as to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.


Speaking during the visit, the Deputy Counselor General, Ghan Zhongqi expressed his appreciation to the University for the warm reception received. He also thanked the VC for his support to the Institute. He said that suggestions will be highly appreciated for the growth of the Institute. Furthermore, Zhongqi said that he hoped that the study of Chinese Language and Culture will strengthen the relationship of both countries. He expressed hope that students that travel to study in China will work in Chinese Embassy.


After the courtesy visit, there was planting of the tree of Unity at the Confucius Institute by the Deputy-Counsellor General, Ghan Zhongqi and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS. After which they went to the UNIZIK FM and aired on live broadcast. Present also for the visit were the Cultural Counsellor- Li Xuda, Xu Wenjie and Huang Sen.




Nnamdi Azikiwe University has excelled at the 2017 Nuga Zone G Pre-Nuga games held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, with 28 Gold Medals.  Six Universities competed at the event which was held from 3rd – 9th of April, 2017.


According to the director of Sports, Mr. Amechi Makasi the University excelled because of the enviable support and backings of the University Management, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS.  Moreso, he said it was the highest and best feat UNIZIK has attained in the pre-Nuga Games.  Owing to this, UNIZIK contingents are set for the NUGA Games at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, from 19th – 30th of April, 2017.



The overall results of the games held are as shown below:






1st Position (Hold) 2nd Position (Silver) Total Score No. of Males No. of Females
1. Handball (Male) 01 01 12 Nil
2. Volleyball 01 01 9 Nil
3. Athletics (Male & Female) 06 01 07 3 2
4. Chess (Female) 01 01 Nil 6
5. Table Tennis (Male & Female) 02 02 04 4 4
6. Swimming (Male & Female) 03 01 04 1 Nil
7. Judo (Male & Female) 05 1- 05 3 2
8. Taekwondo (Male & Female) 05 03 08 4 4
9. Badminton (Male & Female) 05 04 09 4 4
10. Tennis (Male & Female) 02 03 05 2 2
11. Football (Males) Nil Nil Nil
Total 28 17 45 42 23



Mr. Onyema, Chukwuebuka ThankGod of Pure and Industrial Chemistry Department was one out of the six participants selected globally for the first fellowship of the International Young Chemist Network (IYCN).


The Fellowship enabled him to participant and presents his research in the annual spring symposium of the Young Chemist Network held in Johannes Gutenbury University Mainz Germany, between the 28th of March and 1st of April, 2017.


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FFAS, has approved the election of Prof. Michael Onyeka Ezenwa as the Associate Dean, Humanities, at the 63rd Meeting of the Board of School of Postgraduate Studies on 1st March, 2017.

The effective date of the appointment is 1st March, 2017.


S/N Name Department Faculty
1. Dr. J. O. Umunnah Medical rehabilitation Health Sciences and Technology
2. Prof. Ifeanyi Christian Enete Geography & Meteorology Environmental Sciences
3. Dr. Clementina I. Ilo Nursing Science Health Sciences and Technology


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is set to host the 2017 Annual Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Management, Nigeria. The 11th Annual Conference is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th October, 2017.


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNIZIK is set to hold its international forensic science symposium and criminal justice, in collaboration with Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, USA.

The event is scheduled to hold as follows:


Date:            23rd and 24th May, 2017

Venue:         University Auditorium


Keynote Speaker:

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Kpotum Idris and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS.


Regular:        N15,000.00

Students:       N10,000.00 (early registration for students, N7,000.00)


Attendance to opening ceremony is free.



The Anambra State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board (CPWB), is happy to announce the release of the Calendar for the 2017 Easter pilgrimage and the 2017 Pilgrimage bouquet to Israel, Greece, Rome, France, Spain etc as follows:


  • Easter Pilgrimage           –         April/May
  • Women Pilgrimage –         May/June
  • Women Leaders’ Conference/Pilgrimage –        June/July
  • Youth/Farmers Pilgrimage –         July/August
  • Judges/Magistrates ‘Pilgrimage –         August/September
  • Church Leaders’ Pilgrimage –         September/October
  • General Pilgrimage           –         October/December
  • Christmas Pilgrimage for Families – December


Cost of the Pilgrimage

The Cost of the Pilgrimage (Air, Fare, Visa, Accommodation, Feeding, guided tour of holy sites, Agricultural/Entrepreneurial exhibitions, etc), (excluding B TA) is N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) for ISRAEL alone and N600,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Naira only) for Greece, Rome/Spain/France etc.

Pilgrims are entitled to buy 500 US Dollars as BTA at CBN approved rate.


Sale of Forms:  Pay N3,500 only into any Commercial Bank using the following details:

  • Revenue name: Christian Pilgrim Forms
  • Government Consolidated revenue Code: 2110003-4001
  • Present Teller and E-Receipt to Pilgrim Office, Government House, Awka and collect the Pilgrimage Application Form.

Successful Applicants would pay the cost of the Pilgrimage plus the Cost of BTA (if needed) at CBN approved rate.  ALL Payments should be made into the Pilgrimage Account Bank:  UBA PLC, Account No. 2015895682; Account Name:  Anambra State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board.

The Government wishes to appeal to ALL Churches, Public Spirited Individual, Philanthropists, Institution of Higher Learning and Organisations of all types to partner with the CPWB to sponsor some of our people to the Pilgrimage as a reward for their hard work or dedication to the service of GOD and humanity.



The Faculty of Education is set to hold 2017 National Conference.


Date:          Thursday, 27th April, 2017

Venue:     UNIZIK Auditorium

Theme:    Education in the Period of Economic Recession


Paper Presentations:

Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29 April, 2017


Registration:    N15,000.00

Vetting:              N3,000.00

PG Students:   N5,000.00

Send Abstracts and full papers to:  [email protected];


Closing date for paper submissions:  20th April, 2017



Nnamdi Azikiwe University is set to hold re-launching of the University Bookshop.  The event is slated as follows:

Date:       Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

Time:      12.00 noon

Venue:   University Bookshop, Grand Floor, Block B of the Administrative Building


Come one!  Come all!


The Faculty of Management Sciences, UNIZIK is set to hold Professor Pita Frontier Lecture to mark its 25 years of existence as a Faculty.  It is slated for:


Date:            22nd May, 2017

Venue:         Management Sciences


Guest Lecturer:     Prof. B. A. Agbonifoh

President, the Academy of Management, Nigeria


The 8th Edition of “From Rags to Riches” Seminar of Chike Okoli Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies has been scheduled to hold as follows:

Date:       Thursday, 11th May, 2017

Venue:   University Auditorium,


The topics for discussion will be on entrepreneurship.  They are as follows:


  • The success story of an accomplished entrepreneur – Dr. Cosmas Maduka, Founder/CEO Costaris Group
  • Entrepreneurial mindset:  Being Your Own Boss
  • Thriving in an entrepreneurially Hostile Economy
  • Ideas to Business:  Turning Dreams to profits


The 2017/2018 Academic Year Admission Forms for entry into the UNIZIK High School is now on sale.  Interested person(s) should pay the sum of N3,000.00 (Three Thousand Naira only) into the following account details for the purchase of the form and subsequently bring the deposit slip to UNIZIK High School for further directive.


Name of Account:     UNIZK High School, Awka

Account Number:      10105580275

Bank Name:             UBA




Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences is set to hold its international conference.


Theme:  Managing a Recessed Economy: Options for Nigeria.


Date:       18th – 19th May, 2017

Time:      9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. daily

Venue:   University Auditorium


Keynote Speaker:  

  • Hon. Senator Barau Jibrin, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, National Assembly.


Lead Paper Presenter:

  • Former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria


  • Prof. Osita – Visiting Fellow, African Growth Initiative, USA, and Director, Institute for Development Studies, UNN


Submission of Abstract Papers

Guidelines for Author:

Abstract should be 100 – 250 words and full paper shall not be more than 6,000 words in APA referencing style.


Deadline for submission of the final paper is Friday, 21st April, 2017.

All submission must be emailed as word attachment to the Department Conference.


Email:  [email protected]




The 2016/2017 Academic Sandwich Lectures would commence on Monday, 10th April, 2017 and the lecture periods will last for four weeks.

According to the Director, Prof. U. J. Obidiegwu, Heads of Departments and Lecturers concerned are to be informed so that they can be well prepared to receive the students and provide them with reading materials and take home assignments



Applications are invited from qualified candidates, particularly Practising Journalists without any qualification in Journalism or Mass Communication for admission into the Professional Diploma in Journalism (PDJ) Programme offered by the Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.



The programme is aimed at equipping journalists, especially those who have practiced the profession for several years without any formal qualification in Journalism or Mass Communication, with the theoretical knowledge to remedy their deficiency.


Entry Qualification

At least five O’ Level credits obtained in not more than two sittings, including English Language.


Duration of Programme

The (PDJ) is a part time programme that is expected to run for a minimum of three semesters of 18 calendar months.


Nature of Programme

The PDJ is a part-time programme in which practicing Journalists will attend lectures two to three days in a week between 2.00 p.m. and 6. 00 p.m. to give them the freedom to attend to their daily professional assignments in the morning hours.


Take-Off of Programme

The programme has been approved to take off on Monday, 13th April, 2017.


For further inquiries contact any of the undersigned.

Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,



Dr. Victor Uche Ebeze

Head of Mass Communication,



Dr. Chinwe Uzochukwu

Co-ordinator, Diploma Programme





The 36TH Nnamdi Azikiwe University Inaugural Lecture would hold as follows:



Date:            Thursday, 4th May, 2017

Venue:         University Auditorium

Time:            11.00 a.m.


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton

S/N Name Date
1. Prof. M. U. Akpuaka 15th June, 2017


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton (fifth batch)

S/N Name Date
1. Engr. Prof. Engene  E. Nnuka 16th February, 2023
2. Prof. Amadi, Jude Ezejiofor 20th April, 2023
3. Prof. Emma Chukwuemeka 15th June, 2023
4. Prof. Prosper O. U. Adogu 17th August, 2023
5. Prof. Ikemefuna C. Uzochukwu 19th October, 2023



The University of Ibadan Centre for entrepreneurship and Innovation, in coloration with the African Centre for Renewal Energy Research and Development Strategies is organizing an international conference on “Entrepreneurship, Technology, Energy Development and Management:  A pathway to sustainable Development”.


Date:  Wednesday, 14th – Thursday, 15th June, 2017.




The Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri is set to hold its 6th International Conference with the theme: “Gender and Global Economic Crisis, Issues, Challenges and Prospects”.

For information contact: Prof. Emeka Oguzie, LOC CRID, FUTO Owerri; email: [email protected];

Phone: 08037026581 or Dr. Laz Ugoechi, Secretary, LOC,

Department of electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology FUTO,


Email: [email protected]; Phone: 08063936311;

Website: www.futo.edu.ng.




The University of Ibadan, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has called for publication in its journal of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Journal is published biannually, and it aims at meeting the continuing educational needs of Entrepreneurs, Enterprises, Educators, as well as stimulate research in entrepreneurship and innovation.


For information: email: [email protected]: Phone: 02-8735292




In all things, it is harder to build than to destroy. Building a good reputation requires effort, patience, and time. Destroying a good reputation only requires a single moment’s misstep. Take consistent action that embodies the characteristics you want others to associate with you. Don’t just mouth the platitudes of hard work, pay attention to the details, loyalty, and drive—live them. In fact, don’t mouth them at all. Let others discover them in you. A reputation is a fragile thing. It requires constant feeding of positive attitude. Consistency is crucial. If you live up to your reputation 99% of the time but fail to do so 1% of the time, you risk disproportionate damage if the person you let down is highly influential in your network. A good reputation shouldn’t be an end in itself but rather a natural outgrowth of your striving to be the person you most want to be.

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your relationships… It’s your reputation. In every job, people will wonder if you have what it takes to get things done and if you can deal with a wide range of people. They’ll be more than curious if you can handle crises and adversity.



  1. You can’t stop others from maligning you – but a good reputation can come to your rescue when your colleagues or your subordinates rise to your defense without your even knowing it. We are, in fact, all caretakers of one another’s reputations.
  2. A good reputation provides you a target at which to keep aiming- Sometimes you may not feel like you deserve your reputation, that’s it’s better than you are. Rather than lament your weaknesses, let your good reputation serve as motivation for you to try to improve yourself.
  3. A good reputation inspires others. We all need positive role models, even the best and brightest among us.
  4. Earn Respect Before a Special Request
  5. Tackle tasks without being asked- One of the best ways to gain the gratitude of your supervisor is showing initiative.
  6. Offer Opinions with Tact- You’ve been hired because your boss and others at the company saw promise in you and your skills. Your opinion is valuable to the organization’s growth and future.
  7. Figure It Out– learn to work independently
  8. Always be prepared
  9. Be consistent
  10. Keep to Your words
  11. Don’t always complain



The head, Department of Computer Sciences, Associate Prof. Boniface C. Ekechukwu will give out his daughter Onyinye to Abuchi Mekowulu in Marriage on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at St. George’s Catholic Church, Oraifite, by 10:00am.  Reception/Traditional Marriage follows immediately at Ass. Prof. Boniface Ekechukwu’s Compound beside St. Peter Claver’s Catholic Church Umuanuka, Otolo, Nnewi.



S/N Name Dept Date
1. Ejiofor Ikenna Valentine 4th May


%Wedding Bells%

  • Victor Mbachu of Industrial and Production Engineering is set to tie the knots with his missing rib, Miss Ugochi Chinonyerem Unaeze on Saturday 29th April, 2017 at the Chapel of Glory, UNIZIK Awka at 11.00am. Reception follows immediately after service at Nibo Civic Centre, Nibo Anambra State.



Provost, College of Education Umunze Loses Mum


Provost, College of Education Umunze has lost his mother, late Mrs. Rita Chiebonam Ogbuagu (Bekee) at the age of 81 years. Burial Arrangements: Thursday, 27th April, 2017 by 4.00 p.m. – Vigil Mass @ the Family Compound; Friday, 28th April, 2017 by 8.00 a.m. – Lying in state at her husband’s compound, Umuowelle Village, Agulu, 10.00 p.m. – Burial Mass at St. Mathias Catholic Church, Agulu.  Interment follows immediately after mass at the Ogbuagu’s compound, Funeral Ceremony/Condolence visits; Saturday, 29th April, 2017 – Funeral Ceremony/Condolence Visits continues; Sunday, 29th April, 2017 – Thanksgiving Mass at St. Mathias Catholic Church, Umuowelle Village, Agulu Anaocha L. G. A.



The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS regrets to announce the demise of:



  • Prince Festus O. Tabansi who died on February 22, 2017. Burial Arrangements: Interment will be on May 5, 2017 at Tabansi’s Palace, Agbadani Village, Nri in Anaocha Local Government Area; Burial service will be at Tabansi’s Palace, Agbadani Village by 10.00 a.m. Until his death, Prince Festus O. Tabansi was the father of Ukandu Regina (nee Tabansi) in the Office of the Director, Infrastructure and Development Unit, and father-in-law to Tabansi Juliana O. (nee Ekemezie) in the Law Library.




Please if you have any information on any matter bothering you ranging from extortion of money, sexual harassment, intimidation or bad work habit; kindly send a text to the following numbers: 08136006205, 08063786022, and the Vice-Chancellor will investigate and take action. Confidentiality is assured.


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