AE-FUNAI VICE- CHANCELLOR CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS IN OFFICE
The Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu- Alike Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba on 26th February, 2020 celebrated four years in office, this time with the female staff. Prof. Nwajiuba took over the mantle of leadership of the young University as 2nd substantive Vice-Chancellor on the 26th day of February, 2016, after Distinguished Prof. Oye Ibidapo- Obe, the pioneer VC.
The special celebration which was held at the University Main Auditorium was specifically dedicated to the female staff of the University as they were exclusively invited to be in attendance . Speaking at the event, Prof. Nwajiuba thanked God immensely for granting him a successful four year in office and informed the women of AE-FUNAI that this day has been dedicated to them because, prior to his coming, he learnt that the women had prayed earnestly for a Vice-Chancellor who will lead them with the fear of God . He emphasized that women are dear to our Lord Jesus, as he showed Himself first to a woman after His resurrection, as recorded in the Holy Book. Prof. Nwajiuba told them that he has come to render account to them on his accomplishments as Vice- Chancellor of the University in the last four years, urging them to embark on prayers now his tenure is ending, so that another person with the fear of God succeeds him.
President, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Women Association ( AE-FUNAI WA ), Dr. Mrs Chinyere Nwajiuba in her speech, iterated that women were important to our Lord Jesus Christ, as she took the Bible reading for the occasion, taken from the Book of John, Chapter 20 Verse 11-18. She intimated the Vice-Chancellor that women of the University have started prayers every first Thursday of the month for the Vice-Chancellor and the University.
Mr. Ikechukwu Ubochi, SA to the Vice-Chancellor on Documentation made presentation on the major projects accomplished by the Vice-Chancellor within his four years in office, including accreditation and approval of academic programmes, attainment of global visibility/ranking, academic expansion, increase in admission and employment of students and staff, several inaugural and public lectures, creation of new directorates and centres, introduction of AE-FUNAI Parents Forum, participation of the University in National Research Exhibitions, engaging in numerous partnership with international/ foreign countries, installation of steady solar power supply, planting of trees in the University ,transforming it to ‘’ A University in a Garden ‘’,innovative teaching and learning environment, better staff welfare, infrastructural development, establishment of University revenue generating businesses, establishment of Students Union Government, hosting of numerous international conferences and AGMs, establishment of numerous organizational culture and several on-going projects for 2020. He informed the women that the past four years of the Vice-Chancellor’s administration has been exceptional.
While making vote of thanks, The University Registrar, Mrs. Odisa Okeke expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for honoring women of the University and dedicating his 4th anniversary in office to them, pointing out that the gesture has distinguished women of the University as important in the growth of the University. She highlighted the several positions where the Vice-Chancellor has honored women in office in the University, promising that the women will not disappoint him in delivering on their duties in his remaining days in office.
Mrs Okeke congratulated Prof. Nwajiuba, on behalf of AE-FUNAI Women, for a successful four years in office and promised that AE-FUNAI women will continue to pray that as he comes to the end of his tenure, a man with the fear of God like him will succeed him.
Prof. Nwajiuba reciprocated their kind words by once again thanking the women for celebrating with him, stating that they are wonderful and very hardworking, enthusing that the future of the young University is in the hands of the female members of the university and urged them not to relent in prayers for the growing University.