FUNAI FACULTY OF EDUCATION CLOCKS ONE, EXTOLS PIONEER DEAN
The Faculty of Education, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, yesterday marked its one year anniversary.
Recall that the Faculties of Education and Agriculture were inaugurated in August 2106 by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba to increase and expand the tempo of University education, particularly in Ebonyi State and Nigeria in general.
The event was also organized to celebrate the unassailable achievements of the pioneer and outing Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Afam Icha-Ituma, who was on hand to give account of his stewardship in the last one year.
Declaring the ceremony open, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nwajiuba reaffirmed his commitment towards building a University reputed for vibrant teaching and learning, geared towards turning out graduates that would meet the demands of the 21st century economy, vowing to use the University to bridge the palpable education gap in Ebonyi State.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Director, Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training, Mr. Chris Uwadoka, further extolled the giant strides made by the Faulty in the last one year.
“As an educationally disadvantaged state, we will avoid the bane that characterize other institutions but shall produce the strongest and technically sound faculty in the country and among comity of world Universities”, the Vice Chancellor noted.
The Dean-Designate, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba in her remarks showered encomiums on Dr. Icha-Ituma for his achievements, vowing to consolidate on the solid foundation he laid. She reiterated her readiness to ensure that the Faculty remains relevant, productive and efficient in delivering its core mandates.
In his response, Dr. Icha-Ituma, who is now the Director, Center for Internationalization, Linkages, Advancement and Global Ranking stressed his unalloyed commitment towards achieving the vision of the University while also pledging to assist budding scholars in the institution to realize their potential and enhance their academic capacities and technical savoir-faire
Dr. Icha-Ituma further added that through his new position he was going to ensure that academics in the institution conform to global best practices and thereby aid the University to become a global education brand.
Highlights of the occasion were the cutting of the anniversary cake by the staff of the Faculty and the presentation of mementoes to the out-going Dean.