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

ISSN 1595-1685                                                    JUly 24, 2017                                          vol. 10 NO. 24


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










The sale of forms into the Postgraduate programmes of Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the 2017/2018 academic year will end on the 4th of August, 2017.


The 2016/2017 Sandwich programme for the second contact TO commence on Saturday, THE 29th of July 2017

The commencement of the 2016/2017 Sandwich Programme for the second contact shall be on the 29th of July, 2017.  Information on Resumption of students is therefore stated as follows:


(1)  Sandwich students to return on the 29th of July, 2017.

(2)  Students to return and lodge at Amaenyi Girls’ Secondary School for their lectures at Amaenyi Girls, from Monday, 31st of July to Wednesday 16th OF August, 2017.

(3)  Students to relocate to the Campus for lecture and examination from Thursday 17th of August to the end of the contact period.

(4)  Lectures start on Monday, 31st of July, 2017.

(5)  HODs, Lecturers and Co-ordinators to receive students and start Lectures from Monday, 31st of July to Wednesday 16th of August at Amaenyi Girls’ Secondary School.  They should go on with lectures in the Campus from Thursday, 17th of August to the end of the contact period.

(6)  New students to round-off registration process.        

(7)  All Students to pay their school fees before examination.

(8)  Orientation to take place on Friday, August 25th 2017.

(9)  Examination starts on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017.

Prof. U. J. Obidiegwu

Director, Sandwich Programme

The University staff is by this, informed to visit the website: www.bit.ly/naustaffbio or www.unizik.edu.ng to update and activate their records and other relevant information for harmonization of personnel records.

According to a letter signed by the Ag. University Bursar, Mrs. Joy Ojukwu, this exercise is mandatory for all staff, hence, compliance is required urgently.


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the host of the 2017 Second National Engineering Students Competition, as nominated by the Committee of Deans of engineering and Technology (CODET), has excelled at the event, which was held recently.

UNIZIK took the first, second and third positions in the group project and also took the 2nd position in the individual project with these projects:-


A: Group Project

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Project Name: Polythene Pellets Extruder


Names/Registration Number of Students:

  1. Nwizor Kelven Nnamdi – 2010244693
  2. Nwaebiem Ugochukwu Obiechina – 2011244005
  3. Uzokwu Michael Obumneme – 2012244098


Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering

Project Name: Industrial Mould for PCE Bottles

Name of Students:

  1. Egbuna Joseph Chukwudalu – 2012384054
  2. Ahamba Daniel Nkemjika – 2012384060
  3. Ezeonye Chibuikem Somadina – 2012384069


Department of Industrial and Production Engineering

Project Name: Improved High Load Carrying Tricycle for Rural Areas


Names/Registration Number of Students:

  1. Unigwe Ifeanyichukwu Benjamin – 2012374075
  2. Okafor chijioke Valentine – 2012374073
  3. Enweani Eileen-2012374051


B: Individual Project

Project Name: Gyrostabilized Two Wheel Material Handling Industrial Robot


Name/Registration Number of Student:

  1. Ezebuiro Chiedozie – 2010244678


Department: Mechanical Engineering

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka would be representing the South-East Zone at the National level of the Competition when scheduled.


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku had an interactive session with some members of the editorial board of UNIZIK Primary school.  The pupils were led by their Headmistress, Dr. Nkoli Ejesi.

In the interactive session, the pupils presented questions bothering on the school, while the Vice-Chancellor took time to address the issues raised.

Prof. Ahaneku disclosed that his administration presently in its 4th year has recorded significant milestone, as massive infrastructural development is being witnessed within the three campuses of the university. He pointed out that efforts are being made to equally extend the development strides to the primary school.

The Vice-Chancellor, who gave the kids the opportunity of discussing their future ambitions respectively, advised them on the choice of career path and the implications. He equally posited that the place of role models in the lives of young ones is very pertinent. He advised the pupils to be hardworking and be good ambassadors of the school wherever they find themselves, and prayed to God to bless the kids with the ability to reading and understanding.

Dr. Ejesi in her vote of thanks commended the VC for what she described as his fatherly disposition to the pupils and the school. Also she hailed him for his exemplary leadership style which has continued to propel the university to enviable heights.


Some of the teachers who were present include: Mrs. Nkiru Ezenagu, Mrs. Carol Onyia and Mrs. Kene Emelugo.



The new unizik Athletics Coach, Johnny Igboka has attracted donors for cash prizes for the 2017 inter-faculty Vice-Chancellor’s Cup to motivate athletes in the next NUGA Games.  The sponsors are as follows:



  1. Chief Ebelechukwu Onyedum – Cash price of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) and a trophy to the best Faculty of the year in Athletics.


  1. Sir Alex Chinedu Enyiagu – N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) cash and a trophy to the best Male Athlete and highest Gold Medalist of the year.


  1. Chief Sir Frank Anthony Igboka
  2. A trophy and N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) cash to best female Athlete of the year 2017.
  3. A trophy and N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only) cahs to best male high jumper of the year 2017.
  4. A trophy and N10,000.00 (Ten thousnand Naira only) cash to best female high jumper of the year 2017.
  5. Obuka –Akwa-De-Geogold – 1 trip of sand – (N11,000.00)


N/B:    All cash prices are for yearly redemption.


Nnamdi Azikiwe University High school has written to invite the University Community to its 2017 graduation  ceremony which has been slated to hold as follows;


Date: Friday, 28th July, 2017

Venue: the University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt


Two staff of the Department of Linguistics, Dr. Gregory Obiamalu and Dr. Linda Nkamigbo visited the African Studies Center of Boston University, Massachusett, USA after attending an annual conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 48) at Indiana University, Bloomingtom, Iniana, USA.

At the African Studies Center of Boston University, Massachusett, USA they met with the Director of the Center, Prof. Tim Longman, the Deputy Director, Dr. Peter Quella and the PhD student who visited UNIZIK for igbo summer programme in 2016, there they received a copy of the MUO for UNIZIK-Bu Igbo Summer Programme, presented by the Director, Prof. Longman Tim.




Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nursery/Primary School is set to hold its Graduation, Prize-giving and 11th Year Book Launch, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Emeka Ezeonu.


Date:         Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

Venue:      School Compound

Time:        11.00 a.m. prompt


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku will be the Chairman of this year’s Faculty Lecture of the Faculty of Medicine, titled: “Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – The Roadmap for Nigeria”.


Date:         Tuesday, 29th of August, 2017

Venue:      Uzodike Auditorium, College of Health Sciences, Nnewi Campus

Time:        11.00 a.m.


A staff of the University in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical sciences, Dr. Peter Ngoesina Ekemezie will soon be a fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, (FCSN).


The award ceremony will be held during the 40th Annual International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition of the society, scheduled for 17th – 22nd September, 2017 at the dialogue resort centre (IT Academy), Conference Hall, Kaduna, Nigeria.



The Director, UNIZIK 94.1FM and the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna has written to appreciate the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS and the University Managment for the immense support given the Station in recent times, particularly in relation to payment of Broadcasting License and procurement of vital indispensable equipment.

She promises, on behalf of the Station Manager, staff and student-volunteer workers to re-double efforts in the service of the University and to project its positive image, as well as to ensure that UNIZIK FM remains the community/campus Radio of all times – by continuing to blaze the trail in broadcasting.




The Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education has written to appreciate the VC, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS for the recent partitioning of the Departmental Office Space in the Old Faculty of Arts building.

In a letter written by the Ag. HOD, Dr. Obidike N. D., she prayed and expressed hope for God’s blessing on the VC and more assitance to the Department in the future.


The Faculty of Education is set to hold its 2017 Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Induction on 5th September, 2017.


Venue and time for event will be communicated later.






Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) Programme for 2017/2018 session.


The programme leads to the award of JUPEB Certificate which enables candidates gain Direct Entry Admissions into Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and other JUPEB-affiliated Universities in Nigeria and Abroad.



Eligible candidates must possess minimum of Credit Level Pass at maximum of two (2) sittings in at least 5 subjects (inclusive of English Language) relevant to the candidate’s desired course of study in the University.



The duration of the programme is one academic session of two semesters.



Option/Fields Subject Combinations
Arts History/Literature/Christian Religious Studies (HLCRS)
Economics/History/Literature (EHL)
History/Igbo/CRS (HICRS)
Igbo/Literature/CRS (ILCRS)
French/Literature/CRS (FLCRS)
Government/Literature/Christian Religious Studies (GLCRS)
History/Igbo/French (HIF)
Social Sciences Government/Economics/Mathematics (GEM)
Literature/Economics /Government (LEG)
Biology/Economics/ Government (BEG)
Government/Literature/Christian Religious Studies (GLCRS)
Biology/Government/CRS (BGCRS)
Management Sciences



Business Studies/Accounting/Mathematics (BAM)
Mathematics/Accounting/Geography (MAG)
Mathematics/Economics/Government  (MEG)
Mathematics/Economics/Business Studies  (MEB)


Agricultural Science/Biology/Chemistry (ABC)
Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics (PCM)
Physics/Chemistry/Biology (PCB)

Candidates are to note that the above listed subject combinations meet the requirements (as applicable) for admission into Degree Programmes in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Arts courses in all JUPEB-affiliated Universities in Nigeria including Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka



i.      Visit: portal.unizik.edu.ng/jupeb

ii.      Click on create profile. Enter your Surname, First Name, Middle Name, Email, Phone number etc. and click on SUBMIT. A Registration number and password will be generated for you. Print or copy out both the Registration number and password for login and click on Finish to be redirected to the login page.

iii.   Enter the Registration Number as your username and the password as your password, and click on LOGIN.

iv.   Click on STEP ONE, click on Generate RRR. Your registration number name, email, phone number and application form fee of 15,000 naira will be displayed. Click on GENERATE.

v.   Print out your invoice and proceed to bank to make the required payment of 15,000 naira. The account number is the RRR number on your invoice

vi.   Visit the portal 2 hours after your bank payment, login with your Registration number and your password.

vii.   Click on STEP TWO, click on Confirm Payment. Your registration number, name, e-mail and phone number will be displayed. Enter the RRR number and click on VERIFY PAYMENT. You will see a notification: “payment verification successful” or “Transaction pending”. If your payment verification is successful proceed to (Viii), else retry (Vii) until the payment verification is successful.

viii.   Click on STEP THREE, click fill application form, fill out the application form and click on SUBMIT

ix.   Print out your acknowledgment slip:



x.   Applicants into 2017/2018 Preliminary Programme are advised to be checking our website from time to time for their admission status and other relevant information.

xi.   All candidates are required to register for 2018 JAMB Direct Entry during the programme.

xii.   All Candidates are required to use valid e-mail addresses and PERSONAL Telephone Numbers.

xiii.      The forms must be filled and submitted online either immediately or within two weeks of accessing the website. No downloaded or printed copies of forms will be accepted.

xiv.   Candidates are advised to follow the Application Instructions very carefully and ensure they select the Correct SUBJECT COMBINATIONS. Failure to do so may adversely affect the Candidate



Phone: 08122466487, 08071595824

E-mail: [email protected]



Submission of online forms will close on Friday, 18th August, 2017 at 11.59 pm.


Dr. I. H. Isidienu, FCAI



The Faculty of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe Unvieristy, Nnewi Campuses invits the Univeristy Community to its 2017 Facult Lecture.


Date:       Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

Theme:  Sustianable Development Goals (SDG) – The Road Map for Nigeira

Venue:   Uzodike Auditorium, College of Helath Sciences, Nnewi Campus

Time:      11.00 a.m.

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Akin Osibogu (M. B. B. S.), Consultant Public Helath Physician/Spidermologist, former Chief Medical Director, Lagos Unvieristy Teaching Hospital (LUTH)


International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME) wish to request for scientific papaers in the forthcoming conference scheduled as follows:


Theme: Affordanle Access to Healthcare Technology Service

Date:     October, 17 – 21, 2017

Venue:  Lagos Unviersity Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos, Nigeira

Website:  http://www.nabet.org.ng/icbme2017

Important Dates:

*   Proposal for special sessions opens February 15, 2017

*   Paper submission opens March10, 2017

*   Acceptance of paper, July 31, 2017

*   Early Registration due June 30, 2017

*   Registration payment for Auhtors ue August 31, 2017

*   Short programme available September 15, 2016





The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), request for proposals (RFP) on Telecommunications-Based Research Innovation from the Academia in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.

Interested Researchers are to submit both hard and soft copies of their research proposals on or before July, 31, 2017 and addressed to: The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Attention:  director, Research and Development, Nigerian Communications Commission, Plot H23 Aguiyi-Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja.



Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton (sixth batch)

S/N Name Date
1. Prof. Dan O. Chukwu 14th December, 2023
2. Prof. Makodi Biereenu-Nnabugwu 15th February, 2024
3. Prof. Emmanuel O. Ezeonu 18th April, 2024
4. Prof. Ilochukwu A. Okodo 20th June, 2024
5. Prof. Agatha Ijeoma Onwuekwe 15th August, 2024
6. Prof. Denis N. Aribodor 17th October, 2024


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time or part-time admissions into the postgraduate programmes of Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the 2017/2018 academic year.



Doctorate and Masters’ Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are available in the areas listed below

Agriculture (a) Agric Economics & Extension

(b) Animal Science & Production

(c) Food Science & Technology

PGD, M.Sc, PhD



Arts (a) English Language and Literature: (Indicate either LANGUAGE or   LITERATURE)

(b) History & International Studies:

(c) Igbo, African & Asian Studies:

(d) Linguistics:

(e) Modern European Languages:

(f)  Music:

(g) Religion & Human Relations:

(h) Philosophy:

(i) Theatre Arts and Film Studies:










Basic Medical Sciences (a) Anatomy

(b) Physiology (only on Full-Time Basis)


M.Sc, PhD

Biosciences (a) Applied Biochemistry:

(b) Applied Microbiology & Brewing:

(c) Botany:

(d) Parasitology & Entomology:

(e) Zoology:

M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Education (a) Adult Education:

(b) Educational Foundations:

i. Educational Psychology

ii. Curriculum Studies

iii. Educational Measurement, Evaluation and Research

(c) Educational Management & Policy:

(d) Early Childhood and Primary Education

(e) Human Kinetics and Health Education

(f) Guidance &Counselling:

(g) Library & Information Science:

(h) Science Education:

(i) Vocational Education:

PGD, M.Ed., PhD

PGDE, M.Ed., PhD




PGD, M.Ed., PhD

PGD, M.Ed., PhD

M.Sc(Ed)., PhD

PGD, M.Ed., PhD


M.Sc(Ed)., PhD

PGD, M.Sc(Ed.), PhD

Engineering (a) Agricultural &Bioresources Engineering:

(b) Civil Engineering:

(c) Chemical Engineering:

(d) Electrical Engineering:

(e) Electronic & Computer Engineering:

(f) Industrial/Production Engineering:

(g) Mechanical Engineering:

(h) Metallurgical & Materials Engineering:

(i) Polymer & Textile Engineering

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

M.Eng., PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng., PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

Environmental Sciences (a) Architecture:

(b) Building:

(c) Environmental Management:

(d) Estate Management:

(e) Fine & Applied Arts:

(f) Geography and Meteorology:

(g) Quantity Surveying

(h) Surveying & Geo-informatics:

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD


PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc.

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Health Sciences & Technology (a) Medical Laboratory Science:

(b) Medical Rehabilitation


PGD, M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc, PhD

PGD, M.Sc, PhD

 Law  Law LL.M, PhD
Management Sciences (a) Accountancy:

(b) Banking & Finance:

(c) Business Administration:

(d) Co-operative Economics & Management:

(e) Marketing:

(f) Public Administration:

(g) MBA

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD




(a) Chemical Pathology:

(b) Medical Microbiology & Parasitology:

(c) Pharmacology& Therapeutics:

M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc., PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences (a) Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management:

(b) Forensic Sciences

(c) Pharmacognosy & Traditional Medicine:

(d) Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology:

(e) Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry:

(f) Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology:

(g) Pharmacology and Toxicology

M.Pharm, PhD


M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

Physical Sciences (a)  Computer Science:

(b) Geological Sciences:

(c) Mathematics:

(d) Physics & Industrial Physics:

(e) Pure & Industrial Chemistry:

(f) Statistics:

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Social Sciences (a) Economics:

(b) Mass Communication:

(c) Psychology:

(d) Political Science:

(e) Sociology and Anthropology

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD




The following may apply for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programmes:

  1. 1.1. Graduates from approved Universities who hold first degree classification with FCGPA of 1.50 and above on a 5point scale.

2.1.2.        Candidates from approved Polytechnics or Monotechnics who hold a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit.


The following may apply for admission into Masters Programmes:

  • Graduates from approved Universities who hold the appropriate degree in the proposed field of study with minimum FCGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 60% for Universities that do not use FCGPA.
  • Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from recognized institutions with an FCGPA of 3.50 and above (on a 5 point scale).

Graduates from approved universities who hold Mastersdegree in the proposed field of study with minimum FCGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 70% for universities that do not use the FCGPA.


Candidates for any Postgraduate programme must possess a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and any four relevant subjects at one or two sittings from WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or TCII (Faculty of Education only) based on the Departmental/Faculty and General University Requirements.

Applicants are advised to obtain information on Departmental requirements and areas of specialization from the university website www.unizik.edu.ng/nauweb/postgraduate


4.1      Postgraduate Diploma Programme(PGD)

Full-Time Postgraduate Diploma programme: minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of three (3) semesters. Part- Time: minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters

Note: For the Faculty of Engineering Professional PGD: Full-Time: minimum of 4 Semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters. Part-Time: minimum of six (6) Semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

4.2    Master Degree Programmes

Full-Time Masters Degree programmes: minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. Part-time programme: minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

4.3    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

Full-Time PhD programmes: minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Part-Time programme: minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of fourteen (14) semesters.


5.1      Application form should be completed on-line by logging onto portal.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate

  • Click on “Create Account” to Create a new account,
  • Fill the form and click on “Submit”
  • An email will be sent to your box and a page indicating the successful creation of your profile will be displayed. Click on “click here”. You will be directed to the log in page.
  • Enter your username and password and click on “sign in”.
  • Follow the instruction on the page following each step as indicated to access the application form.
  • Click on Step one on the menu bar on your left to generate and print the (Remita Retrieval Reference) Number for the ICT Fee (N1, 000).
  • Click on Step two on the menu bar on your left to generate and print the (Remita Retrieval Reference) Number for the Application Fee (N10, 000).
  • Take the RRR to any bank of your choice for payment of Application Fee and ICT Fee.

To confirm payment:

  • Click on step three. Type the RRR for the ICT Fee in the RRR textbox and click on “Confirm”. Again, type in the RRR for the Application fee in the RRR textbox and click on “Confirm”
  • Once the confirmation for the two payments is successful, you can proceed to step four to fill your application form
  • Click on step four. Fill and submit online the completed Application Form, scanning and attaching the claimed certificates, including O’level certificates.

5.2    Print the completed Application Form for your personal use. You will require this document in the course of the admission and registration.

5.3    Download and print a copy of the Transcript Request Form. The Transcript Request Form should be sent to your former Institution for your academic transcripts. Any change of name should be indicated in the transcript form.

5.4    Applicants should include the names, phone number and e-mail addresses of two Referees. At least one of the referees must be Academics not lower than the rank of Senior Lecturer.

5.5    Sale of Form Ends on 4th August, 2017.

Submission of Form Ends on 11th August, 2017.

Transcripts should be forwarded to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies not later than 25th August, 2017.

5.6    PhD applicants in submitting their forms, shall upload a proposal of not more than five type-written pages that should include:

  1. Topic (not more than 18 words)
  2. Brief background of the Study
  3. Aim and Objectives/Purpose
  4. Methodology
  5. Expected Outcomes
  6. References .

5.7    Qualified Applicants will be invited for Screening Test and Proposal Defence (PhD only) from 28th August, 2017.

N/B:  notwithstanding compliance with the above conditions, all admissions offered are provisional and the School of Postgraduate Studies reserves the right to offer, confirm or deny admission.




Work etiquette is a code that governs the expectations of social behavior in a workplace. This code is put in place to “respect and protect time, people, and processes”. There is no universal agreement about a standard work etiquette, which may vary from one environment to another. Work etiquette includes a wide range of aspects such as body language, good behavior, appropriate use of technology, etc. Part of office etiquette is working well with others and communicating effectively. Office Etiquette or Office Manners is about conducting yourself respectfully and courteously in the office or workplace


Proper workplace etiquette and manners are a very key role in building relationships in the workplace. In order to maintain healthy work relationships, employees must be team players, this means having “transparency, being caring and having empathetic understanding. Also, using proper body language is important in the workplace. An employee presenting themselves in a manner that shows respect demonstrates to those above them that they always maintain professionalism. Being civil is also very crucial, so as to avoid “negative workplace communication. Getting into a heated argument or even physical violence in the workplace is not only inappropriate, but can result in getting fired as most workplaces have a “zero-tolerance” policy on workplace violence of any kind.



Office Etiquette or Office Manners also include:


  • First impressions are important! You are the ambassador of your organisation
  • Always act with honesty and dignity
  • Chewing gum and popping bubble gum in the presence of co-workers is neither cool nor dignified
  • Wear appropriate office attire, for example; correct footwear, not thongs (flip flops) – they are strictly casual or beachwear
  • No exposed midriff to display tattoos and body piercing.
  • Be neat, clean and as conservative as your organization requires you to be
  • We are put off by smelly people. So, be sure to shower regularly and use a suitable deodorant
  • Do not cough or sneeze in anyone’s direction. Use a tissue, if possible, to contain the germs and then say “Excuse me”
  • The essence of good manners and etiquette is to be respectful and courteous at all times and with everybody
  • Therefore, treat your co-workers, cleaners, maintenance people and others with respect and courtesy
  • Good office etiquette is easily achieved by using common courtesy as a matter of course
  • Keep your interruptions of others to a minimum, and always apologise if your intrusion is an interruption of a discussion
  • Show respect for each other at the workspace and knock before entering an office
  • Show appreciation for the slightest courtesies extended to you
  • Be helpful and co-operative with each other
  • Brush up on your computer skills so that you can help others
  • Aim to improve your workplace skills and attributes
  • Speak clearly without shouting, Loud people are a vexation
  • Say, “Please; Thank you; You’re welcome”, as part of your everyday courtesy
  • Be discreet and compassionate in your criticism of a co-worker
  • Don’t gossip about any co-worker’s private life
  • Avoid sexist comments about a co-worker’s dress or appearance
  • Take responsibility for your mistakes, apologise and go about correcting the mistakes
  • Apologise if you are clearly in the wrong. If in doubt, apologise anyway. It’s no big deal, never blame someone else if it is your mistake
  • If your boss criticizes your work, enquire about what precisely is wrong with it, don’t argue with your boss
  • Make new employees feel welcome and comfortable around you. Don’t be a busy-body
  • Office etiquette means being thoughtful when interacting with your peers
  • Keep your work area Try not to be messy
  • Show consideration for other people’s feelings
  • If there is conflict, do not get personal in your remarks
  • It is extremely rude to arrive late for a work
  • Always be particularly respectful to those older than yourself even if they are junior to you in position, your elders are generally more mature in judgement and life’s experiences and this deserves your respect even in the workplace
  • Don’t reciprocate bad office behavior.
  • Stay calm and don’t get emotional or angry. We all have bad days every now and then; sometimes a sympathetic comment is the best way to direct a coworker towards better behavior.


The death has been announced of the wife of the Head, Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Mrs. Udeme E. Archibong who died on Wednesday, 14th of June, 2017 after a brief illness.  Burial arrangements: Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 by 3.00 – 6.30 p.m. – Service of Songs at her residence, Weather head Estate Isi Achina Street, Behind Orpet Filling Station, Agu Awka; Saturday 12th August, 2017 by 11.00 a.m. – Church Service/Interment at the Primary School, Obong Itam It L. G. A., Akwa Ibom State.



1. Obi, Nonyelum Mabel Muoghalu, Nonyelum Mabel Igbo, African & Asian Studies
2. Nwafor, Adaku Angela Joseph, Adaku Angela Electrical/Electronic Engineering
3. Ngozika Martha Obidi Ngozika Martha Ebinike Security
4. Dr. Doris Ifeoma Aleke Dr. Doris Ifeoma Ugwude Early Childhood and Primary Education


Security Department Loses Staff

The Security Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has lost one of her staff, Ifedigbo Olisa Peter.  He died on Thursday, 15th June, 2017.  Until his death he was a Security Personnel attached to the Admin Block ‘A’, Security Beat.


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The families of Surv. and Barr. Mrs. A. N. Nnoli and Engr. Sir and Lady F. N. Okoyeh invites the University Community to the exchange of marital vows of their children, Adaobi Chelsea and Chukwuemeka Frank, son of Engr. Okoyeh of Faculty of Engineering on Saturday, 29th of July, 2017 @ St. Matthew Catholic Church, Amawbia, Awka by 10.00 a.m. prompt. Reception follows immediately at St. Matthew’s Catholic Hall (Church Compound).



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



  • Cyprian Oguejiofor who died after a ghastly motor accident. He will be buried on Friday, 18th August, 2017 at his home town in umuohama Ukpor, Nnewi south Local Government Area, Anambra State. Until his death, he was the father of Oguejiofor Chinedu Hyacinth, a driver attached to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.


  • Adline Elebeobasi Okafor who died on the 13th of June, 2017 at the age of 84. Until her death, she was the mother of Mrs. Florence T. Sibeudu, Department of Nursing Science. Burial Arrangements: 31st August, 2017 – Wake keep at her family village, Owerre Ezukalla Orumba South L. G. A., Anambra State; 1st September, 2017 – Body leaves Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital Ogidi to the family compound, Owerre Ezukalla, Funeral Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Owerre Ezukalla, Interment, condolence visits and entertainment at her family compound Ezukalla; 2nd September, 2017 – Thanksgiving Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Owerre Ezukalla



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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