BULLETIN: ISSN 1595-1685        June 5, 2017        vol. 10 NO. 18

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

 

BY

 

PROFESSOR JOSEPH EBERENDU AHANEKU, FAS

 


  1. PROTOCOL

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.

 

  1. ACTUALISING THE 5-POINT AGENDA

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Research

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Ongoing Projects
  2. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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

PROFESSORS
S/nNames of StaffDepartmentRankEffective date
1.Prof. Nwokoye, Nkechinyere AnthoniaIgbo, African & Asian StudiesProfessor1/10/2012
2.Prof. Obiora NwosuLibrary & Information ScienceProfessor1/10/2012
3.Prof. Ezenwa Onyeka MichaelPsychologyProfessor1/10/2012
4.Rev. Fr. Prof. Umeogu BonaventurePhilosophyProfessor1/10/2012
5.Prof. Patrick Linus AkpanBusiness AdministrationProfessor1/10/2013
6.Prof. Gerald Okanandu UdigweObstetrics & GynaecologyProfessor1/10/2012
7.Prof. Ireneus C. NwaizugboMarketingProfessor1/10/2013
8.Prof. Okpala Christian O.RadiologyProfessor1/10/2012
9.Prof. Angus Ejidikeme OnyidoParasitology and EntomologyProfessor1/10/2011
10.Prof. (Mrs.) Christiana C. OkezieElectronic and Computer Engr.Professor1/10/2012
11.Prof. Edwin Okeke AgbionuAdult EducationProfessor1/10/2012
12.Prof. (Mrs.) Uche Josephine ObidiegwuAdult EducationProfessor1/10/2012
13.Prof. Victor Eze IdigoElectronic and Computer Engr.Professor1/10/2012
14.Prof. Ifeanyi T.UgwoegbuAdult EducationProfessor1/10/2012
15.Prof. (Mrs.) Comfort AkujuobiMedical MicrobiologyProfessor1/10/2013
16.Prof. Arinze-Umobi Carol ChinyelugoPublic & Private LawProfessor1/10/2014
17.Prof. Orji Michael UchennaApplied Microbiology & BrewingProfessor1/10/2013
18.Prof. Onuegbu Theresa UzomaPure & Industrial ChemistryProfessor1/10/2013
19.Prof. Ukoha Ukoha NgwobiaAnatomyProfessor1/10/2014
20.Prof. Udemezue Okwudilichukwu OnochieAnatomyProfessor1/10/2014
21.Prof. Chukwu Daniel OkechukwuHistory & Int’l StudiesProfessor1/10/2014
22.Prof. Godwin Nwabueze OkekeInt’l Law & JurisprudenceProfessor1/10/2013
23.Prof. Godwin Chukwuemeka HaroldIndustrial & Production Engr.Professor1/10/2013
24.Prof. Eric OfoeduMathematicsProfessor1/10/2014
READER
1.Dr. Emete Ifeanyi ChristianGeography & MeteorologyReader1/10/2012
2.Dr. Emejulu Jude Kennedy C.SurgeryReader1/10/2012
3.Dr. Okonkwo Raphael ObikweluComputer ScienceReader1/10/2012
4.Dr. Nwankwo Francis ObiomaCooperative Economic & MgtReader1/10/2013
5.Rev. Fr. Dr. Mbaegbu Celestine C.PhilosophyReader1/10/2012
6.Dr. Modebe Ifeoma A.Community  MedicineReader1/10/2012
7.Dr. Unachukwu Gladys O.Educational Mgt & PolicyReader1/10/2013
8.Dr. Nwakoby ClementBanking &. FinanceReader1/10/2013
9.Dr. Uwadiegwu B. OkechukwuEnvironmental ManagementReader1/10/2012
10.Dr. Igwe Ernest ChukwusoroFood Science &TechnologyReader1/10/2013
11.Dr. Greg O. ObiamaluLinguisticsReader1/10/2013
12.Dr. Anthony NgokereMedical Laboratory ScienceReader1/10/2013
13.Dr. Nwosu Chinwe R.StatisticsReader1/10/2012
14.Dr. Ikechukwu OkoliApplied Microbiology and BrewingReader1/10/2012
15.Dr. Anthony U. OkoroGeological SciencesReader1/10/2012
16.Dr. Prosper N. AdoguCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2012
17.Dr. Chukwurah Henry AginamCivil EngineeringReader1/10/2012
18.Dr. (Mrs.) Josephine N. OkoliScience EducationReader1/10/2012
19.Dr. Samuel O.OkaforEconomicsReader1/10/2012
20.Dr. (Mrs.) Virginia Nkoli NzegwuBotanyReader1/10/2012
21.Dr. Onyemaechi Johnson. AfonnePharmacology and ToxicologyReader1/10/2012
22.Dr. Harry A. OnwumeluPure and Industrial ChemistryReader1/10/2011
23.Dr. AmadiEjiofor JudeBotanyReader1/10/2012
24.Dr. Emeka C. IlodigwePharmacology and ToxicologyReader1/10/2012
25.Dr. Ibeagha Emeka JonathanHuman KineticsReader1/10/2012
26.Dr. OKafor Frank- CollinsPolitical ScienceReader1/10/2012
27.Dr. Osuji Charles UkachukwuInternal MedicineReader1/10/2012
28.Dr. Isaac ObianyoOkeruluPure and Industrial ChemistryReader1/10/2013
29.Dr. Luke UgwueyeReligion and Human RelationsReader1/10/2012
30.Dr. Ikechukwu A. OkodoIgbo, African, and Asian StudiesReader1/10/2012
31.Dr. Nnaemeka J. OkonkwoParasitology and EntomologyReader1/10/2011
32.Dr. Obiageli EmelumaduCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2012
33.Dr. Godswill A. NnajiFamily Medicine(Community Medicine)Reader1/10/2011
34.Dr. Augustine U. IgweHistory and Int’l StudiesReader1/10/2012
35.Dr. Stanley UdediApplied BiochemistryReader1/10/2012
36.Dr. Ogonna OguejioforInternal MedicineReader1/10/2011
37.Dr. Uche Collins NwogwugwuEconomicsReader1/10/2013
38.Dr. Uduma OsonwaPharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Techn.Reader1/10/2013
39.Dr. Betrand Obi NwosuObstetrics and GynaecoloqyReader1/10/2013
40.Dr. Festus Basden C.OkoyePharmaceutical and Medicinal ChemistryReader1/10/2013
41.Dr. Ngozi B. IieomaAccountancyReader1/10/2013
42.Dr. Kenneth ObiEconomicsReader1/10/2013
43.Dr. Augustine Oseloka EzechukwuElectrical EngineeringReader1/10/2012
44.Dr. Ogugua Paul IkechukwuPhilosophyReader1/10/2013
45.Dr. Nzewi Hope NgoziBusiness  AdministrationReader1/10/2013
46.Dr. Okafor Godson OkwuchukwuMass CommunicationReader1/10/2013
47.Dr. Odenigbo Charles UzomaMedicineReader1/10/2013
48.Ewium Ngozi ChristianaPublic AdministrationReader1/10/2013
49.Dr. Ahaneku Gladys IfesinachiInternal MedicineReader1/10/2013
50.Dr. Onuegbu Jude AnaelechiChemical PathologyReader1/10/2013
51.Dr. Nnamah Nwakasi KanayoChemical PathologyReader1/10/2013
52.Dr. Onuko Theodora UkaModern European LanguagesReader1/10/2014
53.Dr. Okolie Kevin ChuksBuildingReader1/10/2014
54.Dr. Chukwu Ephraim AzoluwaehuEnglish Language LiteratureReader1/10/2014
55.Dr. Okoye Chinedu OguejioforEnvironmental ManagementReader1/10/2014
56.Dr. Achebe Chinonso HubertMechanical EngineeringReader1/10/2013
57.Dr. Anyogu Felicia AzuonnaCommercial & Property LawReader1/10/2013
58.Engr. Dr. Chidolue Alfred ChinenyeCivil EngineeringReader1/10/2013
59.Dr. Okpalaobi Nkechi BeatriceCommercial & Property LawReader1/10/2014
60.Engr. Dr. Enemuoh Francis OdilichukwuElectrical EngineeringReader1/10/2013
61.Okonkwo Chike JamesHuman BiochemistryReader1/10/2013
62.Atuanya Clement UcheMetallurgical and Materials Engr.Reader1/10/2013
63.Dr. Obiozor Williams EmekaAdult EducationReader1/10/2013
64.Dr. Nwosu Canice ChukwumaTheatre ArtsReader1/10/2014
65.Very Rev. Dr. Nmah Patrick EnochReligion and Human RelationsReader1/10/2014
66.Dr. Chinedu UchechukwuLinguisticsReader1/10/2014
67.Dr. Grace I. AmiloHaematologyReader1/10/2014
68.Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter AgbonomeArchitectureReader1/10/2014
69.Dr. Daniel C. D. AnyiamHistopathologyReader1/10/2012
70.Dr. Amanze G. OsujiStatisticsReader1/10/2013
71.Dr. Theresa N. ObiekeziePhysics & Industrial PhysicsReader1/10/2013

 

 

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

S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEffective date
PROFESSORS
1.Dr. Rita Ugokwe-OssaiPsychologyProfessor1/10/2014
2.Dr. Charles 0. OguHuman Kinetic & Health EducationProfessor1/10/2014
3.Dr. Christopher A. NwankwoGuidance & CounselingProfessor1/10/2014
READER
I.Dr. Mathew Chukwudi MenkitiChemical EngineeringReader1/10/2024
2.Dr. Pius C. Onyechi ChukwukelueIndustrial Production EngR.Reader1/10/2014
3.Dr. John Kanayochukwu NdukaPure and Industrial ChemistryReader1/10/2013
4.Dr. Cordelia Ifeyinwa EbenebeAnimal ScienceReader1/10/2014

 

 

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

READER
S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEffective date
1.Dr. Ifeyinwa Justina EzenwaforVocational EducationReader1/10/2015
2.Dr. Ile Chika MaduVocational EducationReader1/10/2014

 

 

 

 

 

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

PROFESSORS
1.Dr. Obiageli Fidelia EmelumaduCommunity MedicineProfessor1/10/2015
2.Dr. Ifeoma Anne ModebeCommunity MedicineProfessor1/10/2015
READER
1.Dr. Ukah Cornelius OzobiaHistopathologyReader1/10/2014
2.Dr.  Alphonsus Chukwuemeka Obi-OkaroCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2015
3.Dr. John Onuora ChukwukaPaediatricsReader1/10/2015
4.Dr. Harry Obi-NwosuPsychologyReader1/10/2014
5.Dr. Echendu Dolly AdinmaCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2015
6.Dr. Christopher Olusanjo AkosileMedical RehabilitationReader1/10/2015
7.Dr. Etim Joseph AchibongApplied Microbiology and BrewingReader1/10/2015
8.Dr. Chika Florence UbajiakaCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2015
9.Dr. Dennis Chukwunedum AmobiPublic AdministrationReader1/10/2014
10.Dr. Chinwe Nonyelum EzekwesiliApplied BiochemistryReader1/10/2013
11.Dr. Florence Chiawuotu AgbodilcePublic AdministrationReader1/10/2015

 

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.

S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEffective date
professors
1.Dr. Frank-Collins OkaforPolitical SciencesProfessor1/10/2015
2.Dr. Ernest Anene ObienusiGeography and MeteorologyProfessor1/10/2015
3.Dr. Joseph Nwanneka OkoliScience EducationProfessor1/10/2015
4.Dr. Jude-Kennedy Chinedu EmejuluSurgeryProfessor1/10/2015
5.Dr. Chimezie Comfort OkolochaVocational EducationProfessor1/10/2014
6.Dr. Prosper Obunikem AdoguCommunity MedicineProfessor1/10/2015
7.Dr. Johnson Onyenmechi AfonnePharmacologyProfessor1/10/2015
8.Dr. Vivian Ngozi NwogboEducational Management and PolicyProfessor1/10/2014
10.Dr. Sylvia Chika IfemejeLawProfessor1/10/2015
11.Dr. Ifeanyi Christian EneteGeography and MeteorologyProfessor1/10/2015
12.Dr. Godwill Amaechi NnajiFamily MedicineProfessor1/10/2014
13.Dr. Dennis Nnanna AribodorParasitology & EntomologyProfessor1/10/2015
14.Dr. Jude Ezejiofor AmadiBotanyProfessor1/10/2015
15.Dr. Chilaka Kingsley ChimsoromPharmaceutical/TherapeuticsProfessor1/10/2015
16.Dr. Josephine O. Ezekwesili-OfiliBiochemistryProfessor1/10/2015
17.Dr. Ikemfuna C. UzochukwuPharmaceutical Chemistry-Professor1/10/2015
18.Dr. Chukwurah Henry AginamCivil EngineeringProfessor1/10/2015
19.Dr. Stanley Chidi UdediBiochemistryProfessor1/10/2015
20.Dr. Ebenezer I. MbaekweBotanyProfessor1/10/2015
21.Dr. Chinyere Angela EkwunifeParasitology and EntomologyProfessor1/10/2014
22.Dr. Charles Ukachukwu OsujiMedicineProfessor1/10/2015
22.Dr. Peter Chukwuma EzeahSociology /AnthropologyProfessor1/10/2015
23.Dr. Biererenu Nnabugwu MakodiPolitical SciencesProfessor1/10/2015
Readers
1.Dr. Mirian Okwudili IwezeParasitology & EntomologyReader1/10/2015
2.Dr. Augustine Chukwuemeka AzubuoguElectronic and Computer I EngineeringReader1/10/2015
3.Dr. Angela Ufele NwogorZoologyReader1/10/2015
4.Dr. Uchenna Obiekwe AjatorQuantity SurveyingReader1/10/2015
5.Dr. Patrick Kanayo AdigweBanking  and FinanceReader1/10/2015
6.Dr. Chidi Emmanuel OkochaHaematologyReader1/1 0/2015
7.Dr. Ikechukwu Chukwuma NwoyeMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringReader1/10/2014
8.Dr. Chigozie Ozoemena IfeadikeCommunity MedicineReader1/10/2015
9.Dr. Onwubiko Samuel-Mary ObiorahMetallurgical and Materials EngineeringReader1/10/2015
10.Dr. Chidi Emmanuel AkunneZoologyReader1/10/2015
11.Dr. Elizabeth Onyedinma EzewudeReligion and Human RelationsReader1/10/2013
12.Dr. John Joseph OkekeZoologyReader1/10/2015
13.Dr. Okechukwu Charles NwaforFine Arts and Applied ArtsReader1/10/2015
14.Dr. Solomon Chuka NwigboMechanical EngineeringReader1/10/2015
15.Dr. James Ejikeme ObiegbunaFood Science &. TechnologyReader1/10/2015
16.Dr. Lilian Obiageli OrogbuBusiness AdministrationReader1/10/2015
17.Dr. Anthony Chukwudi OkoyeEnvironmental ManagementReader1/10/2015
18.Dr. Joseph Tagbo NwabanneChemical EngineeringReader1/10/2015
19.Dr. Ogechukwu Gloria OkaforAccountancyReader1/10/2015
20.Dr. Elizabeth Ama OjiPublic LawReader1/10/2013
21.Dr.  Uwadineke Charles KaluCommercial/Property LawReader1/10/2013

 

 

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

S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEffective date
professors
1.Dr. Emmanuel Ogbonna ChukwuemekaPublic AdministrationProfessor1/10/2014
2.Dr. Anthony Uwaoma OkoroGeological SciencesProfessor1/10/2015
3.Dr. John O.  OgambaPharmacology and TherapeuticsProfessor1/10/2015
4.Dr. Nkeiruka Enyinnaya NwaiwuCivil EngineeringProfessor1/10/2015
5.Dr. Charity Ifeyinwa NsoforZoologyProfessor1/10/2015
READERS
1.Dr. John  Ugochukwu EzeokonkwoBuildingReader1/10/2015
2.Dr. Edith Nkechi ChiejinaNursing ScienceReader1/10/2013
3.Dr. Josiah Chidiebere OkonkwoAnimal ScienceReader1/10/2014
4.Dr. Sunday Chukwunedu OkaroAccountancyReader1/10/2015
5.Dr. Patrick Amechi EgbunikeAccountancyReader1/10/2015
6.Dr. Fidelia Ifeanyi EmohEstate ManagementReader1/10/2014
7.Dr. Boniface EkechukwuComputer ScienceReader1/10/2013
8.Dr. Virginia Ebere EjioforComputer ScienceReader1/10/2013
9.Dr. Ngozi Ezenwa-OhaetoEnglish Language & LiteratureReader1/10/2015
10.Dr. Ebele Nkeiru AnyaokuUniversity LibraryReader1/10/2015
11.Dr. Titus Chukwuemezie OkekeMarketingReader1/10/2015
12.Dr. Nnamdi C. Onuorah-OgunoMusicReader1/10/2015
13.Dr. Lasbery Azuorna AsomughaAnatomyReader1/10/2015
14Dr. Ifeoma Vivian DunuMass CommunicationReader1/10/2015
15.Dr. Nwankwo Mmaduabuchukwu JosephMedical RehabilitationReader1/10/2015
16.Dr. Ignatus Nwankwo UchechukwuSociologyReader1/10/2015
17.Dr. Okafor Jude ChizobaPolitical ScienceReader1/10/2015
18.Dr. Emmanuel Obidimma ChukwudebereCommercial and Property LawReader1/10/2013

 

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

S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEffective Date
ProfessorS
1.Dr. Kenneth Chukwudi EzeRadiologyProfessor1/10/2014
2.Dr. Nnaemeka Joe OkonkwoCrop Science and HorticultureProfessor1/10/2015
3.Dr. Enoch AjunwaModern European LanguagesProfessor1/10/2015
4.Dr. Luke Emeka UgwueyeReligion and. Human RelationsProfessor1/10/2015
5.Dr. Augustine Ikechukwu OkodoIgbo, African and Asian StudiesProfessor1/10/2015
6.Dr. Ogugua Victoria IkpezeInternational Law and JurisprudenceProfessor1/10/2015
7.Dr. Augustine Uche IgweHistory and International StudiesProfessor1/10/2015
8.Dr. Godson Okwuchukwu OkaforMass CommunicationProfessor1/10/2016
READERS
1.Dr. Innocent Onyeze IgwiloBiochemistryReader1/10/ 2014
2.Dr. Ada Nnennia AnyameneGuidance &CounsellingReader1/10/ 2014
3.Dr. Ebele Chinelo OkiqboScience EducationReader1/10/ 2014
4.Dr. Abigail Mgboyibo OsuaforScience EducationReader1/10/ 2014
5.Dr. Bentina Alawari MathiasSociology & AnthropologyReader1/10/ 2014
6.Dr. Faith Ebele AnyachebeluEarly Childhood &Primary EducationReader.1/10/ 2014
7.Dr. Oliver Onyekwere Chizaram UcheReligion and Human RelationsReader1/10/ 2014
8.Dr. Raphael Chukwuemezie EzePolitical ScienceReader1/10/ 2015
9.Dr. Charles NgwujaishiwuFood Science and TechnologyReader1/10/ 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

S/NNAMEDEPARTMENTRANKEFFECTIVE DATE
PROFESSOR
1.Dr. Ikechukwu OkoliMicrobiologyProfessor1/10/2015
2.Dr. Victor Iqwebuike OnyiorahHistopathologyProfessor1/10/2014
3.Dr. C. K. OranusiSurgeryProfessor1/10/2016
4.Dr. Chukwuemeka Darlington AnyiamHistopathologyProfessor1/10/2016
5.Dr. Charles U. OdeniqboMedicineProfessor1/10/2016
6.Dr. Gladys Ifesinachi AhanekuInternal MedicineProfessor1/10/2016
7.Dr. Emmanuel C. IbeCommercial & Property LawProfessor1/10/2014
8.Dr. Felicia Azuoma AnyoguCommercial & Property LawProfessor1/10/2016
READER
1.Dr. Ifeka Ejikeme Okeke –Library & Information ScienceReader1/10/2015
2.Dr. Anthonia Ukamaka NwabuezeLibrary & Information ScienceReader1/10/2014
3.Dr. Chinyelu N. NwokoloGuidance & CounselingReader1/10/2015
4.Dr. Bakky AdirikaEducational FoundationsReader1/10/2014

 

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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.

 

Bereavement

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.


 

 

VICE – CHANCELLOR’S SECURITY LINES

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