FUNAI Academic Wins Award at Young Women Academics in West Africa Workshop

A lecturer in the department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology and Security Studies, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Dr Vivian C. Njamanze has received an award from the Young Women Academics in West Africa (YWAWA) for the best poster presentation.

Dr. Vivian C. Njamanze receiving the coveted award from Professor Jean-Pierre Ezin, African Union Commissioner and a Senior Academy of Benin

She won the award at the Capacity Building Workshop of the organization held from 7th – 8th March, 2018 at the NSPRI Guest House Annex, Yaba, Lagos. The international event, with the theme: “The State of Young Women Scientists in Africa was hosted by the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) with the support of the Inter Academy Partnership (iap).

The event brought together academies across the West African sub-region. They include the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), The Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), Ghana Academy of Arts and Science (GAAS), Ghana Young Academy (GhYA), Cameroon Young Academy (CYA), Academie Nationale Des Jeunes Scientifiques Du Senegal (ANJSS) and Academie Nationale Des Sciences, Arts et Letters Du Benin (ANSALB).

Dr. Vivian Njamanze (2nd L) with some participants at the event

Njamanze’s award came from a work entitled “Assessment of the Role of Working Women in Nigerian: An Implication for Gender Switch”, where she x-rayed whether the acceptance of women into the more traditional male gender role of economic provision (workplace) translates into fluidity of roles among sexes or just a strict role expansion for the female gender. She therefore suggested balanced socialization as a means to gender switch.

Receiving her at his office recently, the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAI, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba expressed his happiness on the research activities of many academics of the university, thanking her specially for making the university proud in the comity of international scholars. He further reiterated his commitment to supporting developmental-oriented research, urging other academics to take advantage of the research-supportive environment in the institution to make a global impact in their chosen fields and put the name of the university on the world map.

VC, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba receiving Dr. Vivian Njamanze in his Office

Expressing her gratitude to the University Management for providing viable environment for research and innovation, Njamanze thanked the Vice-Chancellor for finding time out of his tight schedules to receive her, pledging to remain focused in her research activities. She equally noted that the capacity building workshop was to determine the state of young academics in Africa, adding that about forty scholars from different African universities participated in the event.

L-R: Director of CEDAMPAT, Mr. Chris Uwadoka, Director of CEE, Professor C. C. P Nnorom, VC, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, Dr. Vivia Njamanze, Coordinator, FUNAI – French Collaboration, Dr. Nnenna Nwosu-Nworuh after the later presented her award to the Vice-Chancellor.

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