ISSN 1595-1685 June 5, 2017 vol. 10 NO. 18
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THIRD YEAR IN OFFICE AS VICE-CHANCELLOR, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY: STRIDING TOWARDS THE FULFILMENT OF MY MISSION AND VISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY
PROFESSOR JOSEPH EBERENDU AHANEKU, FAS
As we mark the third year anniversary of my assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor of this University of All Times and as we enter the penultimate year of my Administration, it is proper that the University community is briefed on the journey so far and the way forward towards the on-time accomplishment of my mission and vision for the University. As an Administration, we are continuously engaged in the interactive evaluation of our development efforts, to ensure that we remain on course.
During my first year in office, we laid the groundwork for our Administration and set up the machinery for the actualization of my mission and vision for the University advancement. In the second year we consolidated our roadmap and by the third year had already hastened the pace of development efforts in all facets of the University’s operations, with many accomplishments already made.
- ACTUALISING THE 5-POINT AGENDA
- Establishment of Palpable Peace and Security on Campus By Reconciling Various Factions To Prepare For All Inclusive Administration
We have to a very large extent been able to move the University away from the schisms and intrigues fomented by some interests in the months preceding the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor, which subterfuges had potentials of constituting a real threat to the stability of the University in the early post appointment period. We have been able to secure relative peace in the University, with a great majority of the staff and students maintaining a good level of discipline. I thank you all for this. However, there have been a few isolated attempts here and there to ruffle our feathers. We are cognizant that in a University Community characterized as it is by a plethora of competing ideas, ideals and interests there cannot be that peace of the graveyard, reminiscent of the frightening stillness of mid-day in an agrarian community. Yet such competing viewpoints must not degenerate into conflict, blackmail, incitement to violence and other untoward conduct but should deploy dialects in their engagements.
On our part we remain irrevocably committed to the maintenance of peace and security in the University, being pre-requisites for the successful execution of the functions of the University.
- To Define The Road Map For Academic Culture Through The Promotion Of Academic Excellence Among Staff And Students
We are pushing forward our drive to transform Nnamdi Azikiwe University into a world-ranked University through the promotion of academic excellence, University culture, traditions and values in all facets of the University operations by a mix of commitment to collegiality, scholarship and student development. We have sought to engrave these invisible yet critically important values into the operations of the University as outlined below:
- i) University Governance
An essential feature of University culture is peer-management, through a system of Committees and other organs. Realising this, we have revitalized the committee system, to the extent that is feasible engaging staff unions and students’ leadership in relevant committees. This move has been found quite productive as these staff and students’ bodies are better able to appreciate the challenges of managing a complex system as the University is and it also broadens the perspectives and array of ideas available to the University Management in decision making.
We have ensured that the Senate, Faculty Boards and other Committees meet regularly and handle matters expeditiously.
My roadmap for promoting academic culture had listed the production of: a University Prospectus listing all academic staff of the University with their areas of specialization and research strength; a University handbook containing all relevant information on the University; and the revision of academic assessment guidelines as matters to be given early attention. I am happy to report that the University handbook has been produced and published. Similarly, the academic assessment guidelines have been revised with a view to establishing and maintaining standards as well as facilitating assessment. This is already yielding big dividends as two hundred and twelve (212) academic and one library staff have been promoted to the ranks of Reader/Professor and Deputy University Librarian, respectively since I assumed duty. Additionally, we have ensured on-time appraisal and promotion of the non-teaching staff as a result of which a total of one thousand four hundred and fifty-nine (1459) senior non-teaching staff and seven hundred and fifty-two (752) junior staff were promoted during the period under review.
- Improving the Quality of The University’s Learning Teaching-Processes
- Faculty/Academic Administration
We have put in place and sustained measures to improve and sustain the quality of graduate and post-graduate students’ output, not only in academic content but importantly in employability. To this latter end, through our Chike Okoli Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies, the University entered into a collaboration with the ABInBev Hero’s Foundation on its kick start programme. This is a social responsibility involvement of its parent SABmiller Hero’s Foundation to instill a culture of entrepreneurship among youths in south-East Nigeria by encouraging them to develop and nurture ideas into sustainable businesses or to expand existing businesses. This is in addition to the vocational and entrepreneurial skills already being offered in the Centre.
We hold the firm conviction that, to a very large extent, the panacea to youth unemployment in Nigeria lays in entrepreneurial and vocational skills acquisition. We are therefore encouraging academic departments whose programmes are amenable to it to embed entrepreneurship and vocational skills acquisition in their academic programmes. Adopting this innovative approach, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies premiered a professional film, The Diary of a Campus Girl in June 2016; already many staff and students of the Department are playing various roles in the film industry.
The UNIZIK Business School has been reorganized, having been relocated it to its own building, rebranded and repositioned with entrepreneurial and vocational skills built into its programmes in a tripartite collaboration with the ABInBev Hero’s Foundation and the Chike Okoli Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies referred to earlier above. With this, graduands not already in business are equip for entry into business, while those already in business are re-tooled for better management of their businesses.
As part of the measures to improve the quality of students admitted into the University as well the quality of graduands produced, we have put in place the following: biometric screening tests for candidates seeking admission into regular, continuing education as well as post graduate programmes; biometric registration of candidates offered admission; monitoring of teaching-learning process with a view to ensuring attendance to lectures by lecturers and compliance with the statutory seventy-five percent minimum attendance to lectures by students; and ensuring on-time release of results by lecturers. The biometric registration of fresh students in tandem with matching their biodata with JAMB registration details makes for the quick identification of any student and sustained overtime would help check various student malpractices and enhance discipline.
- Laurels/Commendations Won By Students/Graduands of the University
The effort of our Administration, elaborated above, at promoting high quality teach-learning process and high quality of graduands, are yielding rich dividends as students of the University have been winning laurels/commendations in their various engagements outside the university, a few of which are:
- the University participated in the third National Education Innovation Exhibition held in Abuja on 1st and 2nd December, 2014, where the University’s Aerodynamically Stable Mini Version of Formula one car, Autozik was the cynosure of all eyes; for which the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) wrote a congratulatory letter to the University;
- in June 2016 students of the University won four (4) out of the six (6) prizes at stake at the first national engineering students’ competition for tertiary institutions in the South-East, organized by the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology;
- a student of the University was the only Nigerian among nine (9) recipients world-wide of the UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education Fellowship which took place from 31st October to 11th November 2016 in the Netherlands;
- all ten (10) students of the Faculty of Engineering who entered for and wrote the 2015/2016 competitive examination for the Petroleum Technology Development Trust Fund scholarship examination were successful;
- a graduand of the University excelled in the November 2015 Bar Final Examination, coming out with first class honours for which the Council of Legal Education wrote the University a commendation letter;
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University team emerged in the first position in the 2017 African Regional final of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Imperial Barrel Award Programme, by which the team represented the African Region in the world-wide competition. This competition is an annual prospective basin evaluation event for post-graduate geosciences students from all over the world; and
- for two years running (2015 and 2016) Nnamdi Azikiwe University Confucius Institute won the Confucius Institute of the year Award world-wide.
- NUC Resource Verification/ Accreditation Visits
In September and November 2016 the National Universities Commission was in the University for re-accreditation of some academic programmes. Most of the departments visited received full accreditation. We are taking remedial action to cure the defects of the few departments that did not scale through.
We got the Faculty of Agriculture ready for its initial accreditation visit by the National Universities Commission, following which the Commission visited the Faculty’s academic programmes in May 2017. We await the Report hopefully.
I am happy to report that the National Universities Commission has granted approval to the University to mount a degree programme in Environmental Health, following the Commission’s successful resource assessment visit to the University. Our desire to mount this programme is informed by the pollution and degradation to which the environment is subjected and the need to raise a crop of professionals, who by their training are well prepared to grapple with the challenges of promoting the development of a wholesome environment.
Hopefully, students will be admitted to the programme in the 2017/2018 academic year.
- Inaugural Lectures, Workshops/ Seminars /Conferences
At the outset of our Administration, realizing that inaugural lecture is an important element in University culture and a key aspect of my mission and vision statement, we reconstituted and reinvigorated the Inaugural Lectures Committee with a charge to organize at least six inaugural lectures a year. It is gratifying to note that the committee is admirably living up to this charge, with bimonthly inaugural lectures already scheduled up to the year 2023.
From my assumption of duty to date a total of eleven (from 24th to 34th inclusive) inaugural lectures have been delivered. Obviously interest in inaugural lecture delivery has been awakened in the rank of professors. On the part of our Administration, we encourage professors to deliver inaugural lectures by funding in full all aspects of the inaugural lectures.
In our drive to have the University contribute to the broadening and deepening of knowledge, and in the process contributing to engaging societal challenges we are encouraging our various Faculties and Departments to hold/host academic discourses. Such academic discourses have now become a culture, which all departments in the University have happily imbibed. A total of forty-seven (47) such academic discourses have been held in the period under reference.
As research is a linchpin in my mission and vision statement for the University, we set up at the outset the Directorate of Research, Innovation and University-Industry Relations to give research focus to the University and serve as a platform for liaison with industry.
The Directorate was the vehicle for the University’s collaboration with the National Universities Commission during the University’s hosting of the 6th edition of the Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF) held from 7th to 11th March 2016. This was followed in April 2016 with a sensitization workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, as part of efforts to ensure that research outputs that have potentials to impact positively on society, do not continue to idle on shelves and that new technologies are developed for the benefit of society. This workshop had drawn resources persons from the National Universities Commission; the Nigeria Copyright Commission; National Office for Technology Acquisition Promotion; Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, among others. Intellectual property rights and technology transfer are necessary precedents to the commercialization of research outputs. Commercialization of research outputs holds benefit for the researcher and the University and thus could contribute to my intent of making the University financially self-serving.
To boost the research competences available in the University, we organized a three-week postgraduate workshop in November 2016, the first of its type in the University, with a view to shoring up the research competences available in the University. Related to the foregoing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been selected (2017) as one of the National Institutions for Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) project, under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, whose mandate is to provide access to technology information found in patent systems around the world.
The University in 2016 was chosen as a pilot University for telemedicine, following tripartite discussions between the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), the National Universities Commission and the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN). The collaboration is to involve training, remote health support and medical consultation through internet connectivity.
Earlier in May 2015, the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) Kaduna signed a memorandum with the University making the University a Centre of Excellence In Water Resources Capability Building.
- Convocation Ceremonies
Since we consider convocation an essential element in University culture, our Administration resolved to hold convocation ceremonies annually. Consequently, we held the 10th convocation in March 2016 after a five (5) year interregnum from the 9th convocation in 2011. We followed this up with the 11th convocation in March 2017, the first time the University would have a back-to-back convocation ceremonies. We shall strive to keep up this pace for the rest of my tenure.
- Making UNIZIK Truly An International Institution With International Outlook, Recognition And High On The World Universities Ranking Scale
The thrust of our efforts in the actualization of this agenda has been the revitalization and operationalizing of our existing linkages with world-renown Universities spread across the United States of America, China, Europe and Africa by developing for each of these, a Memorandum of Action (MOA) as a template for definitive action in addition to the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In this regard, we have achieved remarkable success in our linkage with Xiamen University, China and through this our relationship with the Government of the Peoples Republic of China has received a tremendous boost.
A staff exchange programme, by which Chinese lecturers are sent to the University, was commenced with Xiamen University, in September 2015 while the Chinese Government awarded scholarships tenable in eight (8) Chinese Universities and in different academic disciplines to thirty-four (34) students of our University variously for first, master’s and doctorate degrees. Another batch of fifty-four (54) students have been awarded the same scholarships. With time staff of the University would be sent to Xiamen University to teach Igbo Language and culture.
In partnership with our linkage University, Xiamen University, we have articulated a linkage arrangement by which students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University studying for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and culture shall spend one year in Xiamen University to acquire language proficiency. The programme is domiciled in the Faculty of Arts but uses our Confucius Institute as platform.
It is gratifying to report that Nnamdi Azikiwe University was selected as location for the Chinese Cultural Research Centre of Nigeria; not only the only one in Nigeria but the only one in Africa. The Centre was commissioned in June 2016.
We are also striving to shore up the national and international profile of the University through encouraging our Faculties, Departments and Centres to hold/host national and international academic discourses to which international scholars are invited. We encourage staff to publish in international journals as well as providing support for attendance at international academic engagements. As already mentioned above, for every one of our linkage institution, we have articulated a Memorandum of Action (MOA) to fully activate the extant Memorandum of Understanding, as for instance our Master of Science programme in forensic science in collaboration with the Nebraska Institute for Forensic Science.
Through the foregoing actions we can confidently say that we are on track to realizing my vision of making Nnamdi Azikiwe University truly an international institution with international outlook, recognition and high rating on the world universities ranking scale.
- Making UNIZIK Financially self-serving Through Commercially Oriented Intellectual Contributions and skills
Earning revenue through intellectual output presumes the existence of a portfolio of research findings relevant to the needs of society and expertise which could be made available to public and private sector organizations in need of such expertise.
In the first year of our Administration we took action to improve the research capability available in the University and give a firm research focus to the University. These were:
- Set up for the first time in the history of the University, a Directorate of Research, Innovation and University-Industry Relation;
- The Directorate organized the first-ever faculty-based research colloquium in the University;
- The first-ever exhibition of research works, inventions and ideas generated in the University was held on 1st and 2nd June 2015;
- a workshop on research grant acquisition/application writing was also organized from 25th to 27th May 2015 to facilitate sourcing for research funds;
- took part in the 3rd National Education and Innovations Exhibition held from 1st to 2nd December 2014, where as already reported above the University’s formula one car autozik was the centre of attention; and
- held the first exhibition of research works, inventions and ideas generated in the University.
In our second year in office we have consolidated and extended these actions through the following:
- In collaboration with the National Universities Commission we hosted the 6th Edition of Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF) from 7th – 11th March, 2016;
- A sensitization workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer was held on 12th and 13th April, 2016;
In the third year we followed up the foundations laid during my first two years in office with the University’s participation, through the Directorate of Research, Innovation and University-Industry Relation, in the following trade/scientific fairs:
- Chike Okoli Foundation 10th Year Anniversary celebrations, at the Musco, Centre, Lagos, 9th – 11th June, 2016;
- Anambra Trade Fair, held at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka 25th November to 9th December, 2016, organized by the Association of Anambra Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture;
- Technology and Innovation Expo’ 2017, at Eagle Square, Abuja, 3rd to 7th April, 2017, organized by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja; and
- Digital Bridge Institute: Advanced Digital Appreciation Program For Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) 8th – 12th May, 2017 held at the Digital Bridge Utako, Abuja
These are calculated, concerted actions to raise the research-conscious in the University; an awareness that research and the commercialization of its findings could be beneficial to both the staff and the University alike, earning revenue and reputation for both. With these actions we are hopeful that in no distant future products/services out of research findings and intellectual ideas generated in the University would be patented in the name of the staff and/or the University and yield some revenue for both. Already two products are in the patent registry: automotive brake pads using kaolin as frictional material (UNIZIK and Dr. P.N. Ekemezie, patent file number, NG/P/2016/415) and Biofertilizer composition (UNIZIK and Professor Frank C. Ogbo, patent file number NG/P/2016/416). Two other applications are undergoing processing.
- e) Creating A True University in UNIZIK By Paying Attention Towards Completion of Existing Projects And The Commencement of Projects that would improve staff-student interaction/contact and quality of interpersonal relationship among staff on one Hand and Among students on the Hand on campus
Consistent with this item on my five point agenda, we have paid due attention to projects inherited from previous Administrations and have been able to complete and commission some of them. At the same time we started new projects, some of which have been completed.
For want of space and time, the highlight of our infrastructural development efforts is summarized below:
a)Inherited projects completed
- Faculty of Arts Building, landscaping inclusive;
- Rehabilitation of Access road from the second gate to Rufai Garuba square;
- Asphalting and Drainage Works for internal roads at the College of Health Sciences, Nnewi: contract was awarded on 2nd June 2014 at the twilight of the last Administration, but execution commenced on 14th October in the first year of our Administration;
- Reconstruction of Dual Carriage Access Road from the University Main Gate/Express road to the Administration Building: contract was awarded on 2nd June 2014 by the immediate past Administration, but work was commenced by our Administration in November 2014; work has been completed and the road now in use, with landscaping going on;
- PTDF Building for the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and
- Prototype Multi-purpose Lecture Hall and Offices for Natural Sciences.
- b) Projects Started and Completed By Our Administration
- Construction of Clinical Students’ Hospital inside the Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, commissioned;
- Classroom and Offices for Agriculture; main building completed with external works going on;
- Classroom and Offices for Pharmaceutical Sciences: completed and commissioned;
- Classrooms and Office for Architecture: completed and commissioned;
- Entrepreneurship Centre: completed and commissioned;
- Rehabilitation of Road from Department of Economics to after the Elmada Hostels: completed and commissioned.
- Ongoing Projects
- i) Inherited Projects
- Faculty Building for Health Sciences: we took it over at 25% completion and have brought it now to 68% completion;
- Faculty Building for Physical and Biosciences: we have brought this gigantic project from 75% completion when we took over to 80% completion;
- Security Office Block has been brought to 80% completion.
- Commenced By Our Administration
- Two students’ Hostel Type D at Awka: at 50% completion and 54% completion respectively;
- Student Hostel Type C at Agulu: at 54% completion;
- Landscaping and Parking Lots for Administration Building: contract awarded 10th April, 2017, work now on-going
- Multipurpose halls and offices for agriculture;
- Main Admin. Block for College of Health Sciences: sponsored by Chief Cletus Ibeto;
- Students Hostels Type ‘A’ college of Health Sciences, Akamili, Nnewi;
- Rehabilitation of Access Road from Elmada Hostel to the University Primary School;
- Rehabilitation of Senator Joy Emordi Road;
- Construction of central stores for the Bursary;
- Construction of office building for the Centre for Community and Rural Development;
- Supply and installation of Laboratory/Learning Aid Equipment;
- Provision and installation of street lights from the Rufai Garuba Square and its environs to Works Department;
- Provision and installation of street lights in the College of Health Sciences, Okofia; and
- Provision and installation of street lights from Geology Building junction to the University Library
Further to the foregoing, the Accountancy Research Centre Building, the construction of which was funded by Mr. Anthony Nzom, President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria was commissioned during the last (11th) Convocation of the University.
- THE YEARS AHEAD
As I have elaborated above, in the three years of our Administration, we have laid the foundation and created the platforms and explored and exploited these to effect the achievements already made as presented in the foregoing sections.
In the years ahead we shall continue to stride vigorously and confidently towards the on-time achievement of my mission and vision for the University predicated on its concomitant 5-point agenda, 5-year strategic and 5-year implementation plan.
PROMOTIONS TO THE RANKS OF READER AND PROFESSOR FROM AUGUST, 2014 TO DECEMEBR 2015
|S/n||Names of Staff||Department||Rank||Effective date|
|1.||Prof. Nwokoye, Nkechinyere Anthonia||Igbo, African & Asian Studies||Professor||1/10/2012|
|2.||Prof. Obiora Nwosu||Library & Information Science||Professor||1/10/2012|
|3.||Prof. Ezenwa Onyeka Michael||Psychology||Professor||1/10/2012|
|4.||Rev. Fr. Prof. Umeogu Bonaventure||Philosophy||Professor||1/10/2012|
|5.||Prof. Patrick Linus Akpan||Business Administration||Professor||1/10/2013|
|6.||Prof. Gerald Okanandu Udigwe||Obstetrics & Gynaecology||Professor||1/10/2012|
|7.||Prof. Ireneus C. Nwaizugbo||Marketing||Professor||1/10/2013|
|8.||Prof. Okpala Christian O.||Radiology||Professor||1/10/2012|
|9.||Prof. Angus Ejidikeme Onyido||Parasitology and Entomology||Professor||1/10/2011|
|10.||Prof. (Mrs.) Christiana C. Okezie||Electronic and Computer Engr.||Professor||1/10/2012|
|11.||Prof. Edwin Okeke Agbionu||Adult Education||Professor||1/10/2012|
|12.||Prof. (Mrs.) Uche Josephine Obidiegwu||Adult Education||Professor||1/10/2012|
|13.||Prof. Victor Eze Idigo||Electronic and Computer Engr.||Professor||1/10/2012|
|14.||Prof. Ifeanyi T.Ugwoegbu||Adult Education||Professor||1/10/2012|
|15.||Prof. (Mrs.) Comfort Akujuobi||Medical Microbiology||Professor||1/10/2013|
|16.||Prof. Arinze-Umobi Carol Chinyelugo||Public & Private Law||Professor||1/10/2014|
|17.||Prof. Orji Michael Uchenna||Applied Microbiology & Brewing||Professor||1/10/2013|
|18.||Prof. Onuegbu Theresa Uzoma||Pure & Industrial Chemistry||Professor||1/10/2013|
|19.||Prof. Ukoha Ukoha Ngwobia||Anatomy||Professor||1/10/2014|
|20.||Prof. Udemezue Okwudilichukwu Onochie||Anatomy||Professor||1/10/2014|
|21.||Prof. Chukwu Daniel Okechukwu||History & Int’l Studies||Professor||1/10/2014|
|22.||Prof. Godwin Nwabueze Okeke||Int’l Law & Jurisprudence||Professor||1/10/2013|
|23.||Prof. Godwin Chukwuemeka Harold||Industrial & Production Engr.||Professor||1/10/2013|
|24.||Prof. Eric Ofoedu||Mathematics||Professor||1/10/2014|
|1.||Dr. Emete Ifeanyi Christian||Geography & Meteorology||Reader||1/10/2012|
|2.||Dr. Emejulu Jude Kennedy C.||Surgery||Reader||1/10/2012|
|3.||Dr. Okonkwo Raphael Obikwelu||Computer Science||Reader||1/10/2012|
|4.||Dr. Nwankwo Francis Obioma||Cooperative Economic & Mgt||Reader||1/10/2013|
|5.||Rev. Fr. Dr. Mbaegbu Celestine C.||Philosophy||Reader||1/10/2012|
|6.||Dr. Modebe Ifeoma A.||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2012|
|7.||Dr. Unachukwu Gladys O.||Educational Mgt & Policy||Reader||1/10/2013|
|8.||Dr. Nwakoby Clement||Banking &. Finance||Reader||1/10/2013|
|9.||Dr. Uwadiegwu B. Okechukwu||Environmental Management||Reader||1/10/2012|
|10.||Dr. Igwe Ernest Chukwusoro||Food Science &Technology||Reader||1/10/2013|
|11.||Dr. Greg O. Obiamalu||Linguistics||Reader||1/10/2013|
|12.||Dr. Anthony Ngokere||Medical Laboratory Science||Reader||1/10/2013|
|13.||Dr. Nwosu Chinwe R.||Statistics||Reader||1/10/2012|
|14.||Dr. Ikechukwu Okoli||Applied Microbiology and Brewing||Reader||1/10/2012|
|15.||Dr. Anthony U. Okoro||Geological Sciences||Reader||1/10/2012|
|16.||Dr. Prosper N. Adogu||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2012|
|17.||Dr. Chukwurah Henry Aginam||Civil Engineering||Reader||1/10/2012|
|18.||Dr. (Mrs.) Josephine N. Okoli||Science Education||Reader||1/10/2012|
|19.||Dr. Samuel O.Okafor||Economics||Reader||1/10/2012|
|20.||Dr. (Mrs.) Virginia Nkoli Nzegwu||Botany||Reader||1/10/2012|
|21.||Dr. Onyemaechi Johnson. Afonne||Pharmacology and Toxicology||Reader||1/10/2012|
|22.||Dr. Harry A. Onwumelu||Pure and Industrial Chemistry||Reader||1/10/2011|
|23.||Dr. AmadiEjiofor Jude||Botany||Reader||1/10/2012|
|24.||Dr. Emeka C. Ilodigwe||Pharmacology and Toxicology||Reader||1/10/2012|
|25.||Dr. Ibeagha Emeka Jonathan||Human Kinetics||Reader||1/10/2012|
|26.||Dr. OKafor Frank- Collins||Political Science||Reader||1/10/2012|
|27.||Dr. Osuji Charles Ukachukwu||Internal Medicine||Reader||1/10/2012|
|28.||Dr. Isaac ObianyoOkerulu||Pure and Industrial Chemistry||Reader||1/10/2013|
|29.||Dr. Luke Ugwueye||Religion and Human Relations||Reader||1/10/2012|
|30.||Dr. Ikechukwu A. Okodo||Igbo, African, and Asian Studies||Reader||1/10/2012|
|31.||Dr. Nnaemeka J. Okonkwo||Parasitology and Entomology||Reader||1/10/2011|
|32.||Dr. Obiageli Emelumadu||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2012|
|33.||Dr. Godswill A. Nnaji||Family Medicine(Community Medicine)||Reader||1/10/2011|
|34.||Dr. Augustine U. Igwe||History and Int’l Studies||Reader||1/10/2012|
|35.||Dr. Stanley Udedi||Applied Biochemistry||Reader||1/10/2012|
|36.||Dr. Ogonna Oguejiofor||Internal Medicine||Reader||1/10/2011|
|37.||Dr. Uche Collins Nwogwugwu||Economics||Reader||1/10/2013|
|38.||Dr. Uduma Osonwa||Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Techn.||Reader||1/10/2013|
|39.||Dr. Betrand Obi Nwosu||Obstetrics and Gynaecoloqy||Reader||1/10/2013|
|40.||Dr. Festus Basden C.Okoye||Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry||Reader||1/10/2013|
|41.||Dr. Ngozi B. Iieoma||Accountancy||Reader||1/10/2013|
|42.||Dr. Kenneth Obi||Economics||Reader||1/10/2013|
|43.||Dr. Augustine Oseloka Ezechukwu||Electrical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2012|
|44.||Dr. Ogugua Paul Ikechukwu||Philosophy||Reader||1/10/2013|
|45.||Dr. Nzewi Hope Ngozi||Business Administration||Reader||1/10/2013|
|46.||Dr. Okafor Godson Okwuchukwu||Mass Communication||Reader||1/10/2013|
|47.||Dr. Odenigbo Charles Uzoma||Medicine||Reader||1/10/2013|
|48.||Ewium Ngozi Christiana||Public Administration||Reader||1/10/2013|
|49.||Dr. Ahaneku Gladys Ifesinachi||Internal Medicine||Reader||1/10/2013|
|50.||Dr. Onuegbu Jude Anaelechi||Chemical Pathology||Reader||1/10/2013|
|51.||Dr. Nnamah Nwakasi Kanayo||Chemical Pathology||Reader||1/10/2013|
|52.||Dr. Onuko Theodora Uka||Modern European Languages||Reader||1/10/2014|
|53.||Dr. Okolie Kevin Chuks||Building||Reader||1/10/2014|
|54.||Dr. Chukwu Ephraim Azoluwaehu||English Language Literature||Reader||1/10/2014|
|55.||Dr. Okoye Chinedu Oguejiofor||Environmental Management||Reader||1/10/2014|
|56.||Dr. Achebe Chinonso Hubert||Mechanical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2013|
|57.||Dr. Anyogu Felicia Azuonna||Commercial & Property Law||Reader||1/10/2013|
|58.||Engr. Dr. Chidolue Alfred Chinenye||Civil Engineering||Reader||1/10/2013|
|59.||Dr. Okpalaobi Nkechi Beatrice||Commercial & Property Law||Reader||1/10/2014|
|60.||Engr. Dr. Enemuoh Francis Odilichukwu||Electrical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2013|
|61.||Okonkwo Chike James||Human Biochemistry||Reader||1/10/2013|
|62.||Atuanya Clement Uche||Metallurgical and Materials Engr.||Reader||1/10/2013|
|63.||Dr. Obiozor Williams Emeka||Adult Education||Reader||1/10/2013|
|64.||Dr. Nwosu Canice Chukwuma||Theatre Arts||Reader||1/10/2014|
|65.||Very Rev. Dr. Nmah Patrick Enoch||Religion and Human Relations||Reader||1/10/2014|
|66.||Dr. Chinedu Uchechukwu||Linguistics||Reader||1/10/2014|
|67.||Dr. Grace I. Amilo||Haematology||Reader||1/10/2014|
|68.||Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Agbonome||Architecture||Reader||1/10/2014|
|69.||Dr. Daniel C. D. Anyiam||Histopathology||Reader||1/10/2012|
|70.||Dr. Amanze G. Osuji||Statistics||Reader||1/10/2013|
|71.||Dr. Theresa N. Obiekezie||Physics & Industrial Physics||Reader||1/10/2013|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF PROFESSOR AND READER, ANNOUNCED AT THE 83RD MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF) HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH JANUARY, 2016 RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL AT ITS 101TH MEETING FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Rita Ugokwe-Ossai||Psychology||Professor||1/10/2014|
|2.||Dr. Charles 0. Ogu||Human Kinetic & Health Education||Professor||1/10/2014|
|3.||Dr. Christopher A. Nwankwo||Guidance & Counseling||Professor||1/10/2014|
|I.||Dr. Mathew Chukwudi Menkiti||Chemical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2024|
|2.||Dr. Pius C. Onyechi Chukwukelue||Industrial Production EngR.||Reader||1/10/2014|
|3.||Dr. John Kanayochukwu Nduka||Pure and Industrial Chemistry||Reader||1/10/2013|
|4.||Dr. Cordelia Ifeyinwa Ebenebe||Animal Science||Reader||1/10/2014|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF READER, ANNOUNCED AT THE 84th MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF) HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 4TH MAY, 2016 RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL AT ITS 102nd MEETING FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Ifeyinwa Justina Ezenwafor||Vocational Education||Reader||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Ile Chika Madu||Vocational Education||Reader||1/10/2014|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF AND READER, ANNOUNCED AT THE 85TH MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS (ACADEMIC STAFF) HELD ON MONDAY, 18THJULY, 2016 RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL at its 102nd meeting FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Obiageli Fidelia Emelumadu||Community Medicine||Professor||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Ifeoma Anne Modebe||Community Medicine||Professor||1/10/2015|
|1.||Dr. Ukah Cornelius Ozobia||Histopathology||Reader||1/10/2014|
|2.||Dr. Alphonsus Chukwuemeka Obi-Okaro||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2015|
|3.||Dr. John Onuora Chukwuka||Paediatrics||Reader||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Harry Obi-Nwosu||Psychology||Reader||1/10/2014|
|5.||Dr. Echendu Dolly Adinma||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2015|
|6.||Dr. Christopher Olusanjo Akosile||Medical Rehabilitation||Reader||1/10/2015|
|7.||Dr. Etim Joseph Achibong||Applied Microbiology and Brewing||Reader||1/10/2015|
|8.||Dr. Chika Florence Ubajiaka||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2015|
|9.||Dr. Dennis Chukwunedum Amobi||Public Administration||Reader||1/10/2014|
|10.||Dr. Chinwe Nonyelum Ezekwesili||Applied Biochemistry||Reader||1/10/2013|
|11.||Dr. Florence Chiawuotu Agbodilce||Public Administration||Reader||1/10/2015|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THE EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF PROFESSOR AND READER, ANNOUNCED AT THE 86TH MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF), HELD ON MONDAY 24TH, WEDNESDAY, 25TH AND THURSDAY, 27THOCTOBER, 2016, FORWARDED TO COUNCIL AT ITS 105TH MEETING FOR APPROVAL.
|1.||Dr. Frank-Collins Okafor||Political Sciences||Professor||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Ernest Anene Obienusi||Geography and Meteorology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|3.||Dr. Joseph Nwanneka Okoli||Science Education||Professor||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Jude-Kennedy Chinedu Emejulu||Surgery||Professor||1/10/2015|
|5.||Dr. Chimezie Comfort Okolocha||Vocational Education||Professor||1/10/2014|
|6.||Dr. Prosper Obunikem Adogu||Community Medicine||Professor||1/10/2015|
|7.||Dr. Johnson Onyenmechi Afonne||Pharmacology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|8.||Dr. Vivian Ngozi Nwogbo||Educational Management and Policy||Professor||1/10/2014|
|10.||Dr. Sylvia Chika Ifemeje||Law||Professor||1/10/2015|
|11.||Dr. Ifeanyi Christian Enete||Geography and Meteorology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|12.||Dr. Godwill Amaechi Nnaji||Family Medicine||Professor||1/10/2014|
|13.||Dr. Dennis Nnanna Aribodor||Parasitology & Entomology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|14.||Dr. Jude Ezejiofor Amadi||Botany||Professor||1/10/2015|
|15.||Dr. Chilaka Kingsley Chimsorom||Pharmaceutical/Therapeutics||Professor||1/10/2015|
|16.||Dr. Josephine O. Ezekwesili-Ofili||Biochemistry||Professor||1/10/2015|
|17.||Dr. Ikemfuna C. Uzochukwu||Pharmaceutical Chemistry-||Professor||1/10/2015|
|18.||Dr. Chukwurah Henry Aginam||Civil Engineering||Professor||1/10/2015|
|19.||Dr. Stanley Chidi Udedi||Biochemistry||Professor||1/10/2015|
|20.||Dr. Ebenezer I. Mbaekwe||Botany||Professor||1/10/2015|
|21.||Dr. Chinyere Angela Ekwunife||Parasitology and Entomology||Professor||1/10/2014|
|22.||Dr. Charles Ukachukwu Osuji||Medicine||Professor||1/10/2015|
|22.||Dr. Peter Chukwuma Ezeah||Sociology /Anthropology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|23.||Dr. Biererenu Nnabugwu Makodi||Political Sciences||Professor||1/10/2015|
|1.||Dr. Mirian Okwudili Iweze||Parasitology & Entomology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Augustine Chukwuemeka Azubuogu||Electronic and Computer I Engineering||Reader||1/10/2015|
|3.||Dr. Angela Ufele Nwogor||Zoology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Uchenna Obiekwe Ajator||Quantity Surveying||Reader||1/10/2015|
|5.||Dr. Patrick Kanayo Adigwe||Banking and Finance||Reader||1/10/2015|
|6.||Dr. Chidi Emmanuel Okocha||Haematology||Reader||1/1 0/2015|
|7.||Dr. Ikechukwu Chukwuma Nwoye||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||Reader||1/10/2014|
|8.||Dr. Chigozie Ozoemena Ifeadike||Community Medicine||Reader||1/10/2015|
|9.||Dr. Onwubiko Samuel-Mary Obiorah||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||Reader||1/10/2015|
|10.||Dr. Chidi Emmanuel Akunne||Zoology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|11.||Dr. Elizabeth Onyedinma Ezewude||Religion and Human Relations||Reader||1/10/2013|
|12.||Dr. John Joseph Okeke||Zoology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|13.||Dr. Okechukwu Charles Nwafor||Fine Arts and Applied Arts||Reader||1/10/2015|
|14.||Dr. Solomon Chuka Nwigbo||Mechanical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2015|
|15.||Dr. James Ejikeme Obiegbuna||Food Science &. Technology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|16.||Dr. Lilian Obiageli Orogbu||Business Administration||Reader||1/10/2015|
|17.||Dr. Anthony Chukwudi Okoye||Environmental Management||Reader||1/10/2015|
|18.||Dr. Joseph Tagbo Nwabanne||Chemical Engineering||Reader||1/10/2015|
|19.||Dr. Ogechukwu Gloria Okafor||Accountancy||Reader||1/10/2015|
|20.||Dr. Elizabeth Ama Oji||Public Law||Reader||1/10/2013|
|21.||Dr. Uwadineke Charles Kalu||Commercial/Property Law||Reader||1/10/2013|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THE EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF PROFESSOR AND READER ANNOUNCED AT THE 87TH MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF), HELD ON WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER, 2016, PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL AT ITS 106TH MEETING FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Emmanuel Ogbonna Chukwuemeka||Public Administration||Professor||1/10/2014|
|2.||Dr. Anthony Uwaoma Okoro||Geological Sciences||Professor||1/10/2015|
|3.||Dr. John O. Ogamba||Pharmacology and Therapeutics||Professor||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Nkeiruka Enyinnaya Nwaiwu||Civil Engineering||Professor||1/10/2015|
|5.||Dr. Charity Ifeyinwa Nsofor||Zoology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|1.||Dr. John Ugochukwu Ezeokonkwo||Building||Reader||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Edith Nkechi Chiejina||Nursing Science||Reader||1/10/2013|
|3.||Dr. Josiah Chidiebere Okonkwo||Animal Science||Reader||1/10/2014|
|4.||Dr. Sunday Chukwunedu Okaro||Accountancy||Reader||1/10/2015|
|5.||Dr. Patrick Amechi Egbunike||Accountancy||Reader||1/10/2015|
|6.||Dr. Fidelia Ifeanyi Emoh||Estate Management||Reader||1/10/2014|
|7.||Dr. Boniface Ekechukwu||Computer Science||Reader||1/10/2013|
|8.||Dr. Virginia Ebere Ejiofor||Computer Science||Reader||1/10/2013|
|9.||Dr. Ngozi Ezenwa-Ohaeto||English Language & Literature||Reader||1/10/2015|
|10.||Dr. Ebele Nkeiru Anyaoku||University Library||Reader||1/10/2015|
|11.||Dr. Titus Chukwuemezie Okeke||Marketing||Reader||1/10/2015|
|12.||Dr. Nnamdi C. Onuorah-Oguno||Music||Reader||1/10/2015|
|13.||Dr. Lasbery Azuorna Asomugha||Anatomy||Reader||1/10/2015|
|14||Dr. Ifeoma Vivian Dunu||Mass Communication||Reader||1/10/2015|
|15.||Dr. Nwankwo Mmaduabuchukwu Joseph||Medical Rehabilitation||Reader||1/10/2015|
|16.||Dr. Ignatus Nwankwo Uchechukwu||Sociology||Reader||1/10/2015|
|17.||Dr. Okafor Jude Chizoba||Political Science||Reader||1/10/2015|
|18.||Dr. Emmanuel Obidimma Chukwudebere||Commercial and Property Law||Reader||1/10/2013|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THE EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF PROFESSOR AND READER, ANNOUNCED AT THE 88TH MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF), HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH, 2017, FORWARDED TO COUNCIL AT ITS 107TH MEETING FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Kenneth Chukwudi Eze||Radiology||Professor||1/10/2014|
|2.||Dr. Nnaemeka Joe Okonkwo||Crop Science and Horticulture||Professor||1/10/2015|
|3.||Dr. Enoch Ajunwa||Modern European Languages||Professor||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Luke Emeka Ugwueye||Religion and. Human Relations||Professor||1/10/2015|
|5.||Dr. Augustine Ikechukwu Okodo||Igbo, African and Asian Studies||Professor||1/10/2015|
|6.||Dr. Ogugua Victoria Ikpeze||International Law and Jurisprudence||Professor||1/10/2015|
|7.||Dr. Augustine Uche Igwe||History and International Studies||Professor||1/10/2015|
|8.||Dr. Godson Okwuchukwu Okafor||Mass Communication||Professor||1/10/2016|
|1.||Dr. Innocent Onyeze Igwilo||Biochemistry||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|2.||Dr. Ada Nnennia Anyamene||Guidance &Counselling||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|3.||Dr. Ebele Chinelo Okiqbo||Science Education||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|4.||Dr. Abigail Mgboyibo Osuafor||Science Education||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|5.||Dr. Bentina Alawari Mathias||Sociology & Anthropology||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|6.||Dr. Faith Ebele Anyachebelu||Early Childhood &Primary Education||Reader.||1/10/ 2014|
|7.||Dr. Oliver Onyekwere Chizaram Uche||Religion and Human Relations||Reader||1/10/ 2014|
|8.||Dr. Raphael Chukwuemezie Eze||Political Science||Reader||1/10/ 2015|
|9.||Dr. Charles Ngwujaishiwu||Food Science and Technology||Reader||1/10/ 2015|
LIST OF STAFF WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THE EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANKS OF PROFESSOR AND READER ANNOUNCED AT THE 89TH MEETING OF THE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE (ACADEMIC STAFF), HELD ON WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL, 2017, AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING COUNCIL AT TTS 108TH MEETING ON 6TH APRIL, 2017 FOR APPROVAL
|1.||Dr. Ikechukwu Okoli||Microbiology||Professor||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Victor Iqwebuike Onyiorah||Histopathology||Professor||1/10/2014|
|3.||Dr. C. K. Oranusi||Surgery||Professor||1/10/2016|
|4.||Dr. Chukwuemeka Darlington Anyiam||Histopathology||Professor||1/10/2016|
|5.||Dr. Charles U. Odeniqbo||Medicine||Professor||1/10/2016|
|6.||Dr. Gladys Ifesinachi Ahaneku||Internal Medicine||Professor||1/10/2016|
|7.||Dr. Emmanuel C. Ibe||Commercial & Property Law||Professor||1/10/2014|
|8.||Dr. Felicia Azuoma Anyogu||Commercial & Property Law||Professor||1/10/2016|
|1.||Dr. Ifeka Ejikeme Okeke –||Library & Information Science||Reader||1/10/2015|
|2.||Dr. Anthonia Ukamaka Nwabueze||Library & Information Science||Reader||1/10/2014|
|3.||Dr. Chinyelu N. Nwokolo||Guidance & Counseling||Reader||1/10/2015|
|4.||Dr. Bakky Adirika||Educational Foundations||Reader||1/10/2014|
The families of Late Chief Nwagulu Nworah of Umuogbu village Awka South L.G.A. and Late Ozo Okoye Okeke of Umuenwagu Okukwa village Amansea in Awka North L.G.A both in Anambra State, cordially invites the University Community to the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony/Traditional Marriage Ceremony of their beloved children Helen Nwadi of the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Alfred Chukwuma on Saturday, 10th of June, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Arthur Eze Avenue, Awka; Mass begins by 10a.m. Reception/Traditional Marriage follows immediately after Mass at Omuko village, near St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Awka.
Department of Fine and Applied Arts Loses Staff
The Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Environmental Sciences has lost one of her staff, Dr. Ifedioramma Dike, who was a Senior Lecturer in the Textile Section of the Department. Burial Arrangement: Wednesday, 7th of June – Commendation Service at the University Auditorium by 10.00 a.m.; Thursday, 8th of June, 2017 – Funeral Service at the Church of Pentecost, Awka; Interment follows immediately after service at his residence, No. 1 Sir Ifedioramma Dike Street, (Rd.7), Iyiagu Estate, Phase 2, Awka; Friday/Saturday, 9th and 10th of June, 2017 – Condolence continues; Sunday, 11th June, 2017 by 9.00 a.m. – Outing Service at the Church of Pentecost.
FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES LOSES STAFF
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences has lost a staff of the Department of Building, Mr. Nnabuike Joshua Obi who until his death was a Principal Laboratory Technologist. Burial Arrangement will be communicated later.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS regrets to announce the demise of:
- Nwatu Chijioke Maxwell who died on the 16th of May, 2017. He was a Technologist staff of the University attached to the Department of Botany. He was buried on 2nd of June, 2017.
- Late Lady Regina Onyeagu, who died on Saturday, 6th of May, 2017. She was aged 90. Until her death, she was the mother of Professor Sidney I. Onyeagu of Statistics Department. Funeral Arrangement: Thursday, 8th of June, 2017 – Service of songs by the Council of Knights, Owerri diocese at Onyaegu’s Compound, Ofeuzo Village, Egbu by 4.30 p.m.; Friday, 9th June, 2017 – Body leaves Federal Medical Centre Mortuary for Egbu with a brief stopover at Mpama Village, Egbu by 7.00 a.m.; Lying-in-State at Onyeagu’s Compound, Ofeuzo Village, Egbu by 9.00 a.m.; Funeral Service at the Cathedral of All Saints Egbu, Owerri by 10.00 a.m.; Interment at the Church Cemetery by 12 noon; Condolence Visit and Entertainment of Guests at the family compound.
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