A 200 level student of Philosophy in the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi state, Miss Queen Sandra Ujunwa Akaniru has won the 2016/2017 Ebonyi State Miss Tourism Beauty Pageant, beating other competitors with her beauty, elegance, carriage, intelligence and a good grasp of current national and international issues. Indeed, Ujunwa is beauty and brain personified. She will be representing Ebonyi state in the 2017 Miss Tourism Beauty pageant at the national level.

Winner of 2016/2017 Miss Tourism Beauty Pageant, Miss Queen Ujunwa Akaniru

Miss Akaniru’s victory is coming at a time when the University is creating and sustaining her ideal as the Home of Soaring Eagles and a recognized player in the comity of Nigerian Universities and beyond.

Congratulating Miss Akaniru and the first runners up in the competition, who also is a 200 level student of Molecular Biology in the University, Miss Princess Oraieki for their exploit,              the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba thanked them for painting the image of the institution in good light, noting that the University was geared towards grooming individuals that can stand tall in all spheres of life.

The Vice Chancellor who spoke through his deputy, Prof. Sunday Elom when the beauty queens led by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Charles Okolie paid him a courtesy call applauded them for been worthy ambassadors of the University, and advised other students to channel their energies towards worthwhile ventures instead of embarking on social vices.

DVC, Prof,. Sunday Elom admonishing the beauty queen during the visit

The Vice-Chancellor enjoined the beauty queens to serve as role models to their peers, stressing the importance of hard work and inward beauty which according to him have the capacity to trigger off their innate potential and take them to the next level of life.

Prof. Nwajiuba further requested Miss Akaniru to submit the plans for her pet project to enable the University Management see the areas they can lend their support.

Earlier, Miss Akaniru had requested the University authorities to support her Pet Project meant to help the youths develop their innate talents, adding that “I want to make my parents, myself and the University proud”.

L-R: Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Charles Okolie, Miss Tourism, Queen Ujunwa Akaniru, DVC, Prof. Sunday Elom, 2nd Runners Up, Princess Oraieki and a student in a group photograph



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