Out-going Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University,Ndufu-Alike, Dr. Christiana.O Igberi, yesterday, Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Faculty, delivered her hand-over speech to staff and officers of the faculty and university as she handed over mantle of leadership to the in-coming Dean, Prof. I. Osakwe, immediate past Dean, School of Post-Graduate Studies.

Out-going Dean, Dr.Igberi presenting her hand over note.

Dr.Igberistarted herspeech by  appreciating  VC, Prof.ChinedumNwajiuba, for providing support and the enabling environment that made it possible for her and her team to  actualize the goals and aspirations  and for the privilege  to  serve as Dean of the Faculty for two tenures. She said that within the last two sessions, the Faculty organized seminars in different aspects of agriculture with full support of the university management and in collaboration with external bodies.

In-coming Dean, Prof. I. I. Osakwe responding.

She furthersaid that the Facultyprovides ample opportunities for students to put the theories into practice in their model Agriculture farm which according to her, is the essence of studying agriculture in the university.The out-going Dean pointed out that conducive environment for research is taken for granted in the Faculty, adding that since she assumed office in Sept, 2017, the Faculty  has maintained high quality teaching, backed up with sufficient practical activities and that the Faculty  organized  excursions on the practical requirements of the different course areas, in two occasions, including exposure of students to fully equipped farms outside the university, such as Michael Okpara University of  Agriculture,  Umudike, Abia State and others.

Cross-section of faculty staff during the hand over.

Finally,Dr.Igberisaid that hertwotenurein office gave her opportunity to garner new experiences, enough of wonderful time and better grounds to effect results, exhibit more commitment to duty,earn self-courage, skill and reward.

In-coming Dean, Prof. I. Osakwe, expressed gratitude to the university authorities for the opportunity given to him to serve again and this time  as  Dean, Faculty of Agriculture. He thanked the out-going Dean, for the good work she has done in the Faculty and urged every staff to give him all the necessary support that he will need to continue from where the out-going Dean stopped and possibly do more to take the faculty to next level.

Dr.Mrs.Igberi signing the hand over document.

Co-ordinator, Green Campus Initiative, Mr Chukwu .N. Ifeanyi, appealed to every staff present to be part of the Green Initiativetowards the realizationof the vision to transform the university to‘Campus in a Garden’

Prof.Osakwe taking turn to plant a tree.

Dr.Mrs.Igberi planting a tree of remembrance.


Highlights of the event, were  donation oftree seedlings  and planting of trees by both out-goingand in-coming Deans, as way of partnering Campus Green Initiative,  in the  on-going 20,000 trees targeted for 2019, to actualize  the Go Green Agenda of the University.





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