UniZik VC celebrates four years as vice-chancellor

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

The celebration was held on Monday.

The Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Boniface Egboka, on Monday marked his fourth year as the head of the institution.

The event started on Sunday with a thanksgiving mass at St. Joseph the worker Chaplaincy, Awka.
It featured a book presentation, goodwill messages, and an interactive session between the vice-chancellor and lecturers.

Mr. Egboka used the opportunity to highlight some of the achievements of his administration so far and pleaded with the government and the private sector to join hands in taking the university to a greater height.

In his four years tenure as vice-chancellor, Prof. Egboka has reportedly maintained stability in the university’s academic calender, which is a principle inherited from his predecessor, Prof. Ilochi Okafor, and this has placed the university, popularly known as UNIZIK, among the top-three most preferred tertiary institutions by candidates of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Although UNIZIK was not given a take-off grant by the Federal Government, Mr. Egboka’s says, his administration has renovated the school hostel and has started construction of more hostel blocks within the institution to ease the accommodation problems of students.

Other achievements Prof. Egboka claimed include the completion of the Faculty of Education Building, completion of a standard university motor park, renovation of the University’s Auditorium, construction of various internal roads, flagging off of the construction of the Faculty of Natural Sciences building which is still under construction and completion of some projects initiated by his predecessor.

His administration has also encouraged the study of Chinese and other foreign languages in the institution, he says.

Attendees of the event, which took place at the university auditorium, include students, deans of faculties, heads of departments, lecturers, traditional rulers, dignitaries and journalists.

Uduchukwu, a political science student at UNIZIK, filed this for PREMIUM TIMES

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