The Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba has charged some newly employed graduate assistants of the University to begin early to chart their career course if they really want to excel as academics.

The Vice-Chancellor made the charge yesterday when he had in audience about 15 pioneer graduates of the University that made first class in their respective fields who were recently employed by the institution.

Professor Nwajiuba had during the maiden convocation ceremony of the University in 2016 offered automatic employment to them in recognition of their extraordinary academic performance and sterling character in their respective disciplines.

VC, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba (4TH L), Rep. of Registrar, Mr. Vitalis Offor, Director CEDAMPAT, Mr. Chris Uwadoka and Coordinator of VC’S Office, Barr. Grace Eze-Ali in group photograph with the Graduate Assistants after their meeting with VC yesterday

 He enjoined the young academics not to waste their time on the social media but to use same to further their studies as the University gives three years timeline for graduate assistants to acquire Masters Degree or they would be shown the way out of the institution. He maintained that the University is a serious institution that does not tolerate academic mediocrity and stressed the importance of publishing in high-impact academic journals in order to thrive as an academic in the university.

The University helmsman also used the opportunity to pledge his commitment in helping them to realize their dreams, adding that he would also link them up with celebrated senior academics in the University who would serve as their mentors to enable them become thorough-bred academics in the nearest future.

While speaking on behalf of others, Patrick Owunna thanked the Vice-Chancellor for fulfilling his promise, noting that they were prepared to do the hard work in order to excel in their various academic fields. He further commended Professor Nwajiuba for the massive infrastructural, environmental and academic developments the University has witnessed since his emergence as the Vice-Chancellor.


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