VC urges dons to uphold vision of Zik Varsity

The Vice-Cha2016_06_15_79974n­cellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Prof Jo­seph E. Ahaneku, has com­pleted his two years in of­fice this June with a retreat for all Principal Officers, Deans and Directors of the institution at the VC’s Lodge.
In his opening remarks during the retreat the VC said the retreat would af­ford him the opportunity to listen to all the directors and deans who he referred to as ‘Co-Managers’, on their achievements, chal­lenges and plans for the future.
The Prof Ahaneku who insisted that all deans and directors, as top echelons of the University’s man­agement should fully get involved in the running of the institution, adding that his ultimate aim is to make UNIZIK an entrepreneur­ial institution and pledged to always assist Faculties and Units which show ex­emplary determination and excellence.
While thanking the deans and directors for their hardwork and sacri­fice for the University, he praised the Dean of Engi­neering, Prof C. C. Ihueze for winning and attracting the PTDF Research grant for this year.
Prof Ahaneku also eulo­gized Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna for donating a building (under construc­tion) for the studio of the UNIZIK FM.
All the deans and direc­tors in the University took turn to brief the VC and others on their achieve­ments, challenges and fu­ture plans.
It would be recalled that the Vice-Chancellor can­celled all preparations for the marking of his second year in office; instead re­sorted to the quiet retreat. According to one of the participants, this Retreat is a mark of the rise of intel­lectualism for which the Ivory Tower is known.
In a vote of thanks, the director, General Stud­ies Rev Fr Josephat Obi Oguejiofor thanked the Vice-Chancellor for invit­ing them for the interac­tion, stating that for the first time, the VC has fully restored the dignity of Uni­versity culture which main aim is to proffer solutions to society’s problems.
Prof Oguejiofor also stated that the Retreat will afford the deans and di­rectors the opportunity to learn new ideas in their service to the University.
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