BULLETIN: ISSN 1595-1685               May 30, 2017       vol. 10 NO. 17

ISSN 1595-1685                                                    May 30, 2017                                           vol. 10 NO. 17


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










The Director, UNIZIK Business School Prof. Au. Nonyelu and the UNIZIK Chapter Chairman of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), Mr. Chinedu Eliyahs were on Thursday, the 25th day of May, 2017 elected to represent the Teaching and the Non-teaching staff of the University at the 8th Governing Council respectively.


The election was adjudged peaceful, free and credibly witnessed a massive turn out of the University staff.


The election which was chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku had a total number of one thousand, three hundred and sixteen (1316) accredited voters.


Prof. Nonyelu and Comr. Eliyahs emerged winners defeating 10 other nominees with a total of 823 and 335 votes respectively.


Earlier in his address, Prof. Ahaneku commended the University staff for exhibiting great enthusiasm in the electoral process which according to him, signals their belief and love for the advancement and progress of the university. He urged them to also exhibit such level of enthusiasm in discharging their primary assignment.


Speaking shortly after the election, Prof. Nonyelu expressed his joy and love for the support exhibited by the University staff. He promised not to let down the trust bestowed on him and his counterpart.



The breakdown of the result of the election is as follows:



  1. Prof. Au Nonyelu –         823
  2. Prof. Ike Odimegwu –         245
  3. Dr. Jerry Emejulu –         82



  1. Mr. Chinedu Eliyahs –         335
  2. Dr. Ifeyinwa Anolue –         254
  3. Sir. Cletus Okoli –        192
  4. Comr. Clement Nanimebile           –         90
  5. Engr. Ikechukwu Onwuemena –         75
  6. Mr. Okey ikegbunam –         73
  7. Victor Uruakpa – 61
  8. Mr. Steve Anakwuba (Issa) – 38
  9. Pascal Odega – 13


The senate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in its 184th meeting held on 22nd May, 2017 elected representatives in the 8th University Governing Council.


The election which was Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS and held at the university auditorium was adjudged peaceful.


The election saw the senators nominating 14 persons of whom include;

Prof. Charles Onyenekwe, Prof. Godson Okafor, Prof. Ngozi Anyikwa, Prof. Igwebuike Victor Onyiorah, Prof. Charles Nwadigwe, Prof. Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh and Prof. Eric Ofoedu. Other nominees include; Prof. C. C Ihueze, Prof. Ada Omenyi, Prof. O. O Udemezue, Prof. Stan Udedi, Prof. Peter C Nnabude, Prof. Mmaduabuchi Dukor and Prof. Makodi Bierenu Nnabugwu.


The result of the election as casted by 262 senators who were accredited, saw Prof. Ngozi Anyikwa taking the lead with 133 votes, preceded by Prof. Peter Nnabude who got 112 votes, this was followed by Prof. Okwudili Udemezue who pulled 89 votes. There was a tie between Prof. Ada Omenyi and Prof. Stan Udedi as both pulled 88 votes each. This led to the chairman declaring a run-off to determine the 4th person.


At the end of the run-off in which 162 senators participated, Prof. Ada Omenyi pulled 89 votes to defeat Prof. Stan Udedi who pulled 70 votes.


Hence, Professors Ngozi Anyikwa, Peter Nnabude, Okwudili Udemezue and Ada Omenyi stood elected to represent the senate in the 8th Governing Council of the university.


Earlier in his address, shortly before the elections, Prof. Ahaneku stressed that the purpose of the senate meeting is to take key decisions that would propel the institution to enviable pedestal. Also, he said in his words, “We are here for the progress, unity and peace of this institution, for our children, for the Nigerian public and to make our mark. We are here for the development of our university.


“The idea of not being part of the system, excluding oneself in the scheme of things will render the individual or unit where the persons serve inactive, sub optimal, inefficient and at the very end, would reduce the interest or zeal of reaching and breaking new grounds. Hence, Let’s make out contributions as passers-by in this institution. Right or wrong contributions, posterity would judge us”, Ahaneku stated.


Recalling the decision of the senate on the publishing of results after one month, Prof. Ahaneku stressed that the decision stands urging all the heads of departments to adhere strictly to the decision, salaries of defaulter shall be withheld.

Prof. Ahaneku further called on the lecturers to fulfill their obligations to the students by attending at least 75% of their lectures. He frowned at the attitude of forcing students to buy books written by the lecturers, stating that any good teacher would recommend standard texts and not the other way round.


The DR Exams, Mrs Uju Okonkwo represented the University Registrar at the event.


Below is the detailed result of the election.


  1. Ngozi Anyikwa –         133
  2. Peter C Nnabude –         112
  3. O. O Udemezue –         89
  4. Ada Omenyi –         88
  5. I. Victor Onyiorah –         85
  1. Prof. Godson Okafor           –         83
  1. C. C Ihueze –         71
  2. Stan Udedi –         70
  3. Eric Ofoedu –         62
  4. Charles Onyenekwe – 60
  5. Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh – 50
  6. Mmaduabuchi Dukor – 38
  7. Charles Nwadigwe – 27
  8. Bierenu Nnabugwu – 25

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS together with twelve others have been honoured with an award, by the Department of Guidance and Counseling for outstanding contributions to human development, during the department’s interactive session. The session had the theme “Counseling for sustainable human development.”

Speaking during the ceremony, the HOD, Dr. Chinyelu Nwokolo thanked God for making the day a reality. She said the interactive session was for all the staff, graduate, and undergraduate students of the department, aimed at discussing issues crippling the developmental rate of individuals, and bridging the gap between the students and staff of the department.

During his acceptance speech, the VC said he was excited to be honoured. He said for one to survive in life, there is need for a good teacher and a counselor; hence the students should count themselves lucky to find themselves in their present discipline. He encouraged the students to always believe in themselves and to have confidence in what they believe as well. Prof. Ahaneku thanked the Department and the Faculty for effort towards moulding a human person for a better Nigeria and the world at large. The University he said would make effort to mount the course options that has not begun in the Faculty.

Speaking also, the Director of Chike Okoli for Entrepreneurial Studies, Prof. Ngozi Anyikwa admonished the students on the importance of skill acquisition through which they could be empowered. She said that there are no barriers on their path, except the ones they create for themselves. More so, she opined that mindset, action and processes encompass entrepreneurship. The Director urged the students to always set up goals for themselves for time wasted can never be recovered.


The Chairman of the event, Prof. Chris Anyamene thanked the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Nkechi Esomonu, the HOD, Staff and students of the Department of Guidance and Counseling for organizing the event.


Dr. Ada Anyamene who was one of the awardees, thanked the Department and the Faculty for the Award and promised that they will do all within their powers to uphold the legalizies of the Department and the University at large. She prayed for successful journey back home for all.


Other awardees from the Department were; the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Nkechi P. Esomonu, Prof. C.A. Nwankwo, Sir Oguabia Joseph, Rev. Sis Sussana Obineli among many others. There was a dance performance by the students of the Department.




The 500 level students of the Department of Nursing Science, College of Health Sciences Nnewi has tendered their apology over gross misconduct during the period of their ophthalmology posting at the Guineas Eye Clinic, Onitsha.

The students, while reacting to the penalty slammed on them by the University Management, attributed their act to youthful exuberance.


In a letter addressed to Guinness Eye Clinic, the students accepted their misdeeds and pleaded for leniency. They further promised to be more law abiding and disciplined.



UNIZIK Approved Research Projects under the 7th Batch of TETFund 2012 – 2014 Research Projects (RP) Intervention




Research Titles/Topic(s)

Researchers of the various Research Teams Duration





Researcher (i.e. Team Leader)

1 Development of Al-Si Alloys for Automobile Applications 3 12-Months Nwoke Victor Ugochukwu
2. Assessment of Inflammation as a Presideposing Factor to Hypercoagulation in TB Infected Subjects 4  


Okeke Chizoba O.
3. Gene Expression. Profiling of Rhabdomyosacroma in Some Tertiary Health care Facilities in Nigeria. 3 12-Months Ogenyi Samuel Ifedioranma
4. Halogen-Free Fire Retardants Alkyd Resins for Surface Coating Application 5 12-Months Uzoh Chigozie Francolins
5. Assessment of the Impacts of Land-use Climate Change on Round off and Sediment Discharge on Ajali River Watershed, South-East Nigeria. 4 12-Months Ogbu Kingsley Nnaemeka
6. Mapping of Gastropods Associated with Urogenital Schistosomaisis Transmission at Agulu Lake Shorelines in Anambra State. 2 12-Months Dr. Ikpeze Obiora
7. Surveillance of Multi-drug Resistance Staphylococci in Anambra State. 2 12-Months Prof. Emele Felix E.
8. A Novel Made User Interactive Lectern to Enhance Lecturing Pedagogy 3 12-Months Anosike Nnamdi
9. Assessment of Patterns of Maternal Health Services and Determinants of Skilled Delivery of Maternal Health Care 3 12-Months Odira C. C.
10. The Effect of an Educational Intervention of Self Management, and Quality of Life of Individual with Diabetes Mellitus in South- East Nigeria. 3 12-Months Okafor Christiana Nkiru
11. Development of Automobile Brake Pad, Using Locally Sourced Hybrid Fibre Material 4 12-Months Achebe Chinonso Hubert
12. Development of Conductive Nanocellulose Paper System for Flexible Solar Cells 4 12-Months Ewulonu Chinomso Macanthony
13. Production and Strength Improvement of Natural Fibre Enriched Pencil Lead 4 12-Months Nwigbo Solomon C.
14. Integration of Sequence Straighraphy Facies and Geotemperature Analysis in the Study of Hydrocarbon Prospectively of the Borno Basin in North-Eastern Nigeria. 3 11-Months Akpunonu Eliseu Okey
15. Development of a Double Barrel Cassava Grating Machine 3 12-Months Okonkwo Ugochukwu C.

The students of the Department of Mathematics have done exceptionally well at the 19th Conference of the National Association of Mathematical Sciences Students of Nigeria, (NAMSSN) held in Abuja recently.


The theme of the Conference was, “Applied Mathematics: An approach of National Economy Diversification. There, the students came first (1st) in a competition among all other participants from different universities in Nigeria.

Other prize won by our students include:


  • Football competition –   First Position
  • Chess competition –   Second Position
  • Best Player Award in Football
  • Best Defender
  • Highest Goal Scorer
  • Best Goal Keeper
  • The Miss NAMSSN Pageant



The tenth in the series of Chief Dr. E. C. Ogbalu Memorial Lecture shall hold in Nnamdi Azikiwe University as follows:


Lecture:      Prof. M. C. Onukawa

Topic:          Onodu Ndi Igbo na Ndorondoro Ochichi Naijeria Malite N’afo 1966 Ruo Ugbu a.

Date:           1st june, 2017

Venue:        University Auditorium

Time:          10.00 a.m.


Three students from the Department of Theatre and Film Studies have distinguished themselves at the just concluded Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF) held at the University of Benin from 25th – 29th of April, 2017.


These students won the following prizes:

  1. Best Director –           Male                 –           Vitalis Irohaegbulam
  2. Best Actor –           Male                 –           Emeka Chinweze
  3. Best Actor –           Female  –           Nancy Ezeadichie


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


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS has appointed Prof. Uzochukwu Ikemefuna C. as Acting Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  The effective date of the appointment is 13th of April, 2017.


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



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

Agriculture (a)  Agric Economics & Extension

(b) Animal Science & Production

(c) Food Science & Technology

PGD, M.Sc, PhD



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

(b) History & International Studies:

(c) Igbo, African & Asian Studies:

(d) Linguistics:

(e) Modern European Languages:

(f) Music:

(g) Religion & Human Relations:

(h) Philosophy:

(i) Theatre Arts and Film Studies:










Basic Medical Sciences (a) Anatomy

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


M.Sc, PhD

Biosciences (a) Applied Biochemistry:

(b) Applied Microbiology & Brewing:

(c) Botany:

(d) Parasitology & Entomology:

(e) Zoology:

M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Education (a) Adult Education:

(b) Educational Foundations:

i. Educational Psychology

ii Curriculum Studies

iii Educational Measurement, Evaluation and Research

(c) Educational Management & Policy:

(d) Early Childhood and Primary Education

(e) Human Kinetics and Health Education

(f) Guidance &Counselling:

(g) Library & Information Science:

(h) Science Education:

(i) Vocational Education:

PGD, M.Ed., PhD

PGDE, M.Ed., PhD




PGD, M.Ed., PhD

PGD, M.Ed., PhD

M.Sc(Ed)., PhD

PGD, M.Ed., PhD


M.Sc(Ed)., PhD

PGD, M.Sc(Ed.), PhD

Engineering (a) Agricultural &Bioresources Engineering:

(b) Civil Engineering:

(c) Chemical Engineering:

(d) Electrical Engineering:

(e) Electronic & Computer Engineering:

(f) Industrial/Production Engineering:

(g) Mechanical Engineering:

(h) Metallurgical & Materials Engineering:

(i) Polymer & Textile Engineering

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

M.Eng., PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng., PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

PGD, M.Eng, PhD

Environmental Sciences (a) Architecture:

(b) Building:

(c) Environmental Management:

(d) Estate Management:

(e) Fine & Applied Arts:

(f) Geography and Meteorology:

(g) Quantity Surveying

(h) Surveying & Geo-informatics:

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD


PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc.

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Health Sciences & Technology (a) Medical Laboratory Science:

(b) Medical Rehabilitation


PGD, M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc, PhD

PGD, M.Sc, PhD

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

(b) Banking & Finance:

(c) Business Administration:

(d) Co-operative Economics & Management:

(e) Marketing:

(f) Public Administration:

(g) MBA

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD




(a) Chemical Pathology:

(b) Medical Microbiology & Parasitology:

(c) Pharmacology& Therapeutics:

M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc., PhD

M.Sc., PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences (a) Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management:

(b) Forensic Sciences

(c) Pharmacognosy& Traditional Medicine:

(d) Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology:

(e) Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry:

(f) Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology:

(g) Pharmacology and Toxicology

M.Pharm, PhD


M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

M.Sc., M.Pharm, PhD

Physical Sciences (a)  Computer Science:

(b) Geological Sciences:

(c) Mathematics:

(d) Physics & Industrial Physics:

(e) Pure & Industrial Chemistry:

(f) Statistics:

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

Social Sciences (a) Economics:

(b) Mass Communication:

(c) Psychology:

(d) Political Science:

(e) Sociology and Anthropology

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD

PGD, M.Sc., PhD




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

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

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


The following may apply for admission into Masters Programmes:

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

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


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

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


4.1     Postgraduate Diploma Programme(PGD)

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

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

4.2   Master Degree Programmes

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

4.3   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme

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


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

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

To confirm payment:

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

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

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

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

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

Submission of Form Ends on 11th August, 2017.

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

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

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

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


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


For more information log on to:




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


Time to Fort Care Specialist Medical Centre is set to partner with the University in the area of medical services.  They offer special care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicines.  Moreso, they offer free Ultra Sound Scan for pregnant women every Monday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.  The Centre is now registering for breast examination using breast lamp.  The private hospital is situated at No. 3 Ven. Ben Chuks Avenue, opposite Government House, Awka, along Enugu-Onitsha Express Way.



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


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


Cost of the Pilgrimage

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

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


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

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

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

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




Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton

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


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton (fifth batch)

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


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



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


Entry Qualification

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


Duration of Programme

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


Nature of Programme

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


Take-Off of Programme

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

For further inquiries contact any of the undersigned.

Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,



Dr. Victor Uche Ebeze

Head of Mass Communication,



Dr. Chinwe Uzochukwu

Co-ordinator, Diploma Programme




The 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.


%Wedding bells%

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.




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



  • 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.



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


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