The flag of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo is again flying high across the nation as one of its staff won the 2016 ARNU Travel Fellowship Award following his success in the screening of nominated candidates by the Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities’ (ARNU) National Executive Committee.

Mr. Vitalis Offor, an Assistant Registrar and Head of the Admissions Unit in the Registry Department of the University, emerged the winner in the screening interview held on Friday, 1th February, 2016 at the University of Lagos defeating other candidates in that category in South East zone.

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In a letter conveying the award to Mr. Offor, the Secretary General of ARNU, Mr. Sam N. Egwu, said the fellowship was worth half a million naira in addition to counterpart funding from the University and other Duty Tour Allowances accruable to staff on such journey.

Reacting to the award, the Registrar, Mr. G. O. Chukwu, expressed happiness that at the excellent performance of FUNAI staff, adding that it was an eloquent testimony of excellence maintained by the University in its recruitment policy as it affects both teaching and non-teaching staff.

He further extolled the virtues of  Mr. Offor, stressing that the award was a reward for hard work, competence and dedication to duty and challenged other staff to remain focused and committed in the performance of their duties in order to excel in such future competitions.

In an interview, the winner, Mr. Vitalis Offor, expressed his boundless joy for the feat, stressing that without the support and nomination of the Registrar, Mr. G.O. Chukwu he would not have had the opportunity to make both the University and himself proud.

He was dedicating the award to God and his colleagues who had been of assistance in the performance of his job.

The one week fellowship is tenable in South Africa.

Mr. Offor becomes the first non-teaching in FUNAI to win a fellowship.

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