ISSN 1595-1685 january 6, 2020 vol.13 NO.1
The Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS, has implored members of the Student Union Government to maintain the legacy of confidence and selflessness in discharging their duties.
The Vice-Chancellor stated this at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected members of the SUG which held at the old Faculty of Law’s moot court.
In his speech, Prof. Esimone urged the new members of the union to uphold the legacy of confidence, peace and selflessness as exercised by the past administration. Prof. Esimone also admonished them to work with the consciousness of time, as every opportunity given must be an opportunity to bring out the best.
While thanking the outgone EXCO members for a service well done, he charged them to keep with the legacy they’ve built, urging them to always maintain the heart of intercession and good counsel for their successors.
On his part, the Dean of Students Affairs, Engr. Prof. Nonso Achebe, admonished the union leaders to work in harmony and never disrupt the process of the office. He stated that they will not be remembered as union leaders just for being elected but by the achievements they are able to leave in the sands of time.
Reeling out his achievements, the immediate Past President of the union, Comrade Joseph Okafor commended the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS and the incumbent for their support, while urging the new President to build on that which his administration had achieved. In his response, the new president, Comrade Samuel Jude pledged to work for the overall interest of the students.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS, has given a nod for the reintroduction of dress code for members of staff of the University on certain days in the week.
Prof. Esimone stated this at the Carol of Nine Lessons organized by the University. He noted that it is imperative to reintroduce the culture of dress code in the University for bonding, display of uniqueness and to further portray the image of the University in positive light. The Vice-Chancellor advocated for the branded T-Shirt of the University to be worn on Wednesdays while members of staff would dress in their various native attires on Friday.
Prof. Esimone stated that the T-Shirt outfit to be worn Wednesdays is to showcase the University even outside its comfort zone and further describe its uniqueness as an academic institution for creating models and values. The Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology also opined that the native wears will encourage the display of different ideas, values and concept as well as to ensure that the culture of the main tribes in the country do not go into oblivion.
The ongoing renovations in the University Hostels is geared towards enhancing the Students’ comfort and providing the needed hospitality so as to produce students who are worthy both in character, learning, behaviour and imbibed etiquette.
While addressing the University press recently, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS stated that it has become necessary as part of his vision for Project 200 that the students of the institution should have a well structured comfortable environment and place of living as it will indirectly enhance their mental, social and physical well-being while in pursuit of their academic endeavour. Prof. Esimone said that part of the renovation exercise is to ensure that every room in the University hostel will now have a toilet and bathroom as students are key stakeholders and the reason why the institution was set up in the first instance.
The Vice-Chancellor also posited that part of the renovation exercise will see water supply to all rooms in the hostels to create a positive ambiance and create room to have a world class University of which one of the variables for assessment is the living conditions and welfare of its students. Prof. Esimone admonished students to ensure they protect the facilities put in place in the aftermath of the renovation as the University management have worked hard to ensure that their well-being is given top most priority.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof. Carol Arinze-Umobi on the 26th of October, 2019 lost her mother-in-law, late Mrs. Jemimah Chinwe Umobi (JP) to death. Burial Arrangements: 23rd of January, 2020- 10:am funeral service/interment at Emmanuel Anglican Church Ezinifite Aguata LGA. 24th of January, 2020: Burial Rites and condolence visits continue in her home in Enuama Aku village Ezinifite. 26th of January, 2020- 8am: Outing service @ Emmanuel Ang. Church Ezinifite. Until her death, she was also a mother to the Principal UNIZIK High School, Lady Chibuzor Victoria Onyejike.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS regrets to announce the demise of:
Sir Joseph Ifeanacho Chukwuma, aged 82 years. Until his demise, he was the father of Dr. George O. Chukwuma of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Deputy Director, Cancer Research Center, Nnewi Campus.
He has since been buried on Friday, 13th December, 2019
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