CONVOCATION: FUNAI Holds Research Fair/ Exhibition
As part of the activities marking the convocation ceremony of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State the University held a research/exhibition faire where the academic works and arts of lecturers of the University were presented to the world.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba who upon his appointment told the academic staff of the University that aside from teaching, research and community service, nothing would have warranted the establishment of a University, called for concerted effort in carrying out research that will change society and impact positively on the host community and beyond.
During the event, the researchers and exhibitors unearthed the aetiology of some ailments, causes and remedies of poor agro yields, power generation and distribution, effects of job losses and its security implication on the polity.
In his opening remarks at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Nwajiuba who was represented in the event by his Deputy, Professor Sunday Elom, noted that the vision of the University was to become a world-class University, adding that such lofty aspiration cannot be attained without quality research output.
He further reminded exhibitors to always show greater commitment to researches that have practical implication on the lives of members of its host community in particular and the nation in general.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the chairman of the Research Committee, Professor F.X.O Ugodulunwa said the researchers were strictly guided and driven by the motto of the University, Excellence & Integrity.
Professor Ugodulunwa assured participants that with the huge research works going on in the University, ‘’we are poised to meet the aspiration of attaining world-class status in a few years’ time’’
Wide range human research interests like Economy, Medicines, Agriculture, Aviation, Environmental contamination, optic fibre sensor fabrication, aquifer characteristics, gender war, computer-mediated languages, monetary policy performance, entrepreneurial textile culture and masquerade of queerism and Ecology, Arts and Humanities, Mining and Geology were highlighted during the event.