UNIZIK To Restructure School Of Post Graduate Studies

By KayCee June 5, 2014 12:41

The new Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Joe Ahanekwu, yesterday ,stated that the university authorities were set to restructure the school of postgraduate studies.

Ahanekwu, a Professor of Chemical Pathology, who was inaugurated as Vice-Chancellor on Tuesday, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka that the efficiency of the postgraduate programmes of any country’s education system was crucial to its overall development.

The new vice chancellor said research and development remained the major drivers of advanced economies and pledged that the university’s School of Postgraduate Studies would receive as much attention that was paid to undergraduate programmes.

He said he would ensure that teaching and research became better by providing the necessary environment, including accommodation for students.

Ahanekwu said, “The PG School is the hub of any institution where the best brains are baked.

“We must get it right at that level so that the nation will progress more.

“It is not compulsory that a student must graduate if he or she is not academically fit as students must go through the mill and acquire the critical skills that will enable the advancement of the economy.”

The vice-chancellor promised to build on some of the laudable foundations laid by his predecessor, Prof. Boniface Egboka, by providing more infrastructure for the departments and faculties, as well as developing deeper study contents.

He noted that: “When I joined this institution 24 years ago, I had a great zeal to contribute to its growth.

“That explains my rise from a young lecturer through to this level.

“I want to urge us all to join in our new task to take UNIZIK to the next level.”




By KayCee June 5, 2014 12:41