From Emmanuel Uzor, Awka

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra state has moved to 1,500 place in the recent World University Ranking.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Unizik, Prof Joseph Ikechebelu disclosed this while addressing the university community during the commissioning of modern Skill Acquisition Centre attracted by Senator Uche Ekwunife.

Speaking earlier during the lecture session as part of activities marking the end of tenure of Professor Charles Esimone as Vice Chancellor, Ikechebelu said the school took a quantum leap from being 4497 to 1,500 place in the recent ranking.

He said the ranking went through thorough global assessment of all the Universities in the world, adding that the administration of the outgoing Vice Chancellor made it possible.

“From the recent ranking, it shows that something impactful is happening in Unizik for the university to take a leap from 4,497 to 1,500 spot at the world University ranking that followed all global assessment”

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Senator Uche Ekwunife who is also the Director General of South East Governors’ Forum said her decision to build the biggest skill acquisition centre in Unizik was informed by her desire to build human resources.

She commended the outgoing Vice Chancellor for his selfless service and urged public office holders to always be conscious of life after leaving office.

“I am always proud of you Vc, what is happening here today is a testimony of your selfless service to this great institution. You did well and that is why we are saying that anytime you get opportunity to serve people, do it well because you don’t know when such opportunity will come again”

“You started strongly and you are ending strong. During your five years as VC, there was no demonstration and bad event in the school and it shows you served very well”

Responding, the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Charles Esimone thanked the Students’ Union Government, SUG for organizing the lecture series in his honour.

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