Members of University
of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Alumni Association have pledged their readiness to support and collaborate with their alma mater in order to take the institution to an enviable height.
The leadership of the Alumni Assocaition stated this during a courtesy visit to the newly appointed UNN Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chuma Ozumba
While using the forum to commend the Vice Chancellor on his new appointment, the National President of the Assocaition Chief Andrew Oru referred to him as an “epoch-making gentleman who is certainly the personality needed by this institution at this time”.
According to him, the Association would collaborate with the university management in the improvement/complete over-hauling of the Information Technology Infrastructure, as well as re-modeling/revamping of the hostel accommodation.
This, he said, will also include immediate investment in the Zik’s flats as a pilot scheme, construction of an Alumni Centre as well as
donation of books/awards of scholarship, among others.
Their words: “The association is ably equipped with the requisite experience to assist in several ways in terms of information flow, human capital, materially and otherwise. We shall offer and dedicate every effort of ours that may be needed by this administration towards the re-establishment of clearly eroded standards and infrastructural development”.
As part of the partnership programme, Chief. Oru presented cheques for scholarship to six deserving students of the university from various departments.
Welcoming the alumni to UNN, the Vice-Chancellor who was elated noted that the alumni of every institution should be
the stakeholders of that institution.
He said that the recognition of alumni by any institution was the beginning of wisdom, noting that his administration would soon lay a foundation stone for the new Senate building.
Professor Ozumba also commended the alumni for their show of magnanimity by sowing a seed in the lives of the students who were offered scholarship, using the forum to urge the recipients to carry the flag of UNN wherever they found themselves.
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