The National Broadcasting Communication (NBC) has expressed Satisfaction with the Facilities in the Radio Studio of the Mass Communication department of the Anambra State University. The Commission made its feelings known when a three-man team from the Enugu zonal Office, led by Barrister Obi, Inspected the studio.
Barrister Obi, who represented the Enugu Zonal Director of the NBC, Dr. (mrs.) eke, Praised the Mass Communication Department for its achieve]ment and advised the Head of Department to submit an application for accreditation to the commission, along with a programmes schedule and synopsis.
In his comments, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) and Head of Igbarian Campus, Professor O.S.A. Obikeze, thanked the team for undertaking the inspection, while the Head of Mass Communication Department, Dr. (Mrs.) Angela Nwamuo, assured the NBC that its directives would be implemented.
The National Association of Nigeria students NANS on May 28th 2012, at NDIC hall in Uli Campus, presented a giant Plaque, with the inscription “An award of honour as life patron” to the Vice Chancellor Anambra State University, Prof. F. U. Okafor.
In a colourful but brief ceremony attended by the Deputy vice Chancellor (Academics) Prof. Odiliora, the Acting Registration O.R.A Okechukwu, the University Librarian Dr. Norbert Agbanu, Deans of Faculties. And Head of Departments, the Vice Chancellor thanked the student body for the honour, and promised to work harder. In another development, the committee of Anambra State SUG presidents (CASSP) 2013 academic Sessions, honoured the Vice Chancellor. It was on 30th May 2013, at the senate Chambers Uli campus of ANSU.
The award to the Vice Chancellor, Prof F.U. Okafor, was in recongnilin of his Excellent leadership as the best Vice Chancellor, South East Nigeria.
In attendance were the D.V.C Academics Prof. Odilora, Provest College of Medicince, Prof. Akpuaka, Director Medical Centre Dr. Emma Ekwesianya and some other senior officers of the University.
History was made at the Anambra State University recently when the Teaching Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) performed the maiden induction/oath taking ceremony of the graduating students of the institution’s Faculty of Education at the university Auditorium.
In his address on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Fidelis Okafor, observed that formal induction is a major landmark in the professional life of a teacher. The Vice Chancellor therefore charged the graduating students to take the Oath very seriously and let the laws, theories and principles of education guide them in the practice of the profession.
In his speech, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Addison Mark Wokocha, urged the graduating students to take the oath with the highest level of commitment to professionalism. He disclosed that the council had established a Teachers Investigating Panel (TIP) in every State and the FCT, a well as Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal at the TRCN headquarters Abuja, to help raise professional ethical standards and productivity among teachers in the country.
The Anambra state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of Anambra State University, Prof. Fidelis Okafor.
The NDLEA team, led by the State commander, Mr. Momodu Sule, included nine other officers of the establishment.
The commander explained that the purpose of the visit was to explore areas of cooperation between the NDLEA and the university, considering the fact the institution trains many youths who may be exposed to illicit drugs. Mr. Sule stressed the need for the university to establish a Drug free Club or Anti-Drug Abuse society, as a way of discouraging the Students, who are mainly youths, from the use of illicit drugs.
The NDLEA commander made a startling revelation that Anambra state has the highest number of drug barons in Nigeria, while her citizens are the highest users of class a drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. In addition, the state has the highest number of people in prison custody outside the country for dealing in illicit drugs.
Responding, the vice Chancellor, represented the deputy Vice chancellor (Academics), Prof. C.VA. Odilora intimated the NDLEA team with the efforts he had made towards stamping out cultism in the university, which resulted in about five hundred students renouncing membership of about twenty-six different cult groups.
In his contribution, the Acting registration, Mr. O.R.A. Okechukwu, who was among the university’s management team present, assured the NDLEA that the institution would partner with it in the area of orientation of new students as well as seminars for the older students on the dangers inherent in the consumption of hard drugs.
The high point of the visit was the exchange of books and group photographs.