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UNIZIK Faculty of Management Sciences honour Prof. Pita Ejiofor

The Faculty of Management Sciences rolled out drums on Tuesday to celebrate the second substantive vice chancellor of the University, Prof. Pita Ejiofor as part of programmes to mark the silver jubilee (25 years of existence) of the faculty.

Faculty of Management Sciences honour Prof. Pita Ejiofor

The event which was held at the University auditorium and chaired by a former Minister of Health, Dr. Tim Menakaya was graced by the executive governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, a former Secretary to the State Government and 2017 Governorship aspirant in the state, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, the chairmen Anambra and Enugu Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Alfred Achebe and Igwe Lawrence Agubuzo respectively, among numerous others.

Welcoming the guests, the vice chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku stated that it is thrilling that Emeritus Prof. Pita Ejiofor is being honoured in his lifetime and during active service as Emeritus Professor by the institution of the lecture series which he noted hopefully, would run through the course of time. He described it as a well deserved and befitting honour to an erudite scholar, astute administrator and a social crusader.

Prof. Ahaneku posited that Prof. Ejiofor has contributed immensely to the evolution of the Management Sciences discipline in the Nigerian University system.

The guest lecturer and President, Academy of Management, Prof. Barnabas Agbonifoh who spoke on "Management Yesterday, Today and the Nigerian Management Question", noted that Nigeria has been bedevilled with poor managerial practices ranging from her leaders to captains of industries and heads in ministries and Parastatals. He faulted the President Buhari led government in its appointment of some ministers who lack requisite qualifications to man some key ministries. Prof. Agbonifoh advised managers to be dedicated to their duties as well as being able to take responsibility for the good or bad outcome of their decisions

In his remarks, Dr. Nkem Okeke described Prof. Ejiofor as an enigma who is gifted and determined to make sure the Igbo language survives. Dr. Okeke commended Prof. Ejiofor for his doggedness in ensuring the language survives even at this critical time when the Igbos are having identity crisis. According to him, Igbos must begin to identify who they are, adding that the survival of the Igbo race rests on every Igbo man and woman.

Earlier in his address, Dr. Menakaya eulogized Prof. Ejiofor, describing him as a thorough bred Igbo man, a born teacher that has turned out to become an eagle and great role model.

The Dean of the faculty, Prof. Anayo Nkannebe posited that the event was in honour of a man who has contributed immensely to the enviable height the faculty has attained over the years.

Chief Umeh described Prof. Ejiofor as a man of many parts who is astute in his fight for truth but quite unassuming despite his accomplishments.

High point of the occasion was the unveiling and launching of a festschrift in honour of Prof. Ejiofor.

Prof. Ejiofor in his response, was full of appreciation to the faculty and the university at large for the honour bestowed on him.

Visibly elated, he expressed his gratitude to God for leading him this far and according him the grace to touch lives positively.

He posited that he is highly humbled at the outpour of love and honour adding that if he has opportunities, he would still do more.

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UNIZIK Students of Mathematics Dept. Emerge Victorious at NAMSSN Maths Quiz Competition

The vice chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku has congratulated the students from the department of Mathematics for their remarkable performance at the National Conference of the National Association of Mathematical Sciences Students of Nigeria (NAMSSN) held recently in Abuja. The students competed with their counterparts from other universities across the country.

UNIZIK Students

Prof. Ahaneku made the commendation yesterday when the students together with some staff of the department of Mathematics led by the acting Head of the Department, Dr. Donald Okoli paid him a courtesy call.

The vice chancellor, while congratulating the students, asserted that the university has become a center of academic excellence as her students and products have not relented in excelling at various competitions and fields of endeavour.

He hailed the students for promoting and projecting the good name of the university by distinguishing themselves at the competition. Prof. Ahaneku further commended the staff of the department for their combined efforts in mentoring the students towards excellence. He further announced cash prizes for the students.

Earlier while disclosing the purpose of the visit, the Ag HOD, Dr. Okoli disclosed that the students did not just emerge tops at the quiz competition, they also excelled in other competitions. He listed other prizes won by the students to include, first position in football competition, Best player award in football, and best defender award in football. Others include highest goal scorer, best goal keeper, first position in the Miss NAMSSN Pageant and first runner-up in Chess competition.

The students who represented the university include Arazu Charlesdan, Nwonu Blessing, Onu Chukwuma, Iloka Joshua and Okoli Clement. Others include Nnebue Ukamaka, Ifechukwu Amarachi, Uchendu Solomon, Amobi Judith and Ejiofor Stanley.

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UNIZIK Invitation to the 37th Inaugural Lecture

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University cordially invites the General public to the 37th Inaugural lecture.

UNIZIK Invitation to the 37th Inaugural Lecture

Topic- Organic Chemists: Making Molecules through synthesis and obtaining them from nature for the benefit of the society.

Inaugural lecturer: Prof. Ukachi Mabel Akpuaka.

Under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku.

Date: Thursday June 22, 2017
Venue: University Auditorium, UNIZIK, Awka
Time: 11:00 am 

You're all welcomed.

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