The Dean, Students’ Affairs, Prof. Stan Udedi has advised the newly elected Students’ Union Government officials to maintain the good name and reputation of the University in all their dealings. He made this known during the leadership training and inauguration ceremony of the SUG officials.
Prof. Udedi stated that the essence of the training was to enlighten them on how to produce functional, dedicated, focused and vibrant students’ Union Government in UNIZIK. He added that the training will also enable the students to be fully armed for the task ahead. He expressed hope that the new executive members will propel the image of UNIZIK to an enviable height.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. J. E. Ahaneku, FAS congratulated the newly elected SUG and advised them to emulate Zik of Africa whom the University is named after as their role model, so as to enable them attain leadership excellence. The Vice-Chancellor who spoke on visionary leadership, encouraged them to set targets for themselves, be focused and determined, so as to succeed as good leaders. He reiterated that their humility, honesty, respect, and endurance will be tested. Prof. Ahaneku acquainted them that they are primarily here to realize their ambition and carrier for better citizens in life.
He also promised them of his maximum support for the smooth running of their government.
Speaking also were the guest lecturers, the former Vice-Chancellor of Hezekiah University and staff of the University, Prof. Emeka Ezeonu. He spoke extensively on leadership and Development, while the ASSU chairperson, Prof. Dennis Aribodor talked on Strategic Leadership.
The former Dean, Students’ Affairs and Professor of Law, Prof. Kenn Nwogu spoke elaborately on the topic: leadership and the law.
The Director, UNIZIK Business School, prof. Au Nnonyelu talked on the topic: leadership, stewardship and financial management, Ms Nkoli Obianyo of the Department of Political Science talked on: Gender Perspective in leadership. The Chief Security of the University, Mr. Lawrence Okeke was not left out, as he talked on leadership and security.
In his acceptance speech, the SUG President, Comrade Nwambu Nwabueze Henry said it was a great honour and priviledge to serve his fellow students. He called on the students to embrace service, so as to move UNIZIK forward. According to him, he would always organize congresses for the students because constant dialogue is the key to solving problems. Comrade Nwabueze promised to restructure the transport sector in UNIZIK and to always carry all the faculties along.
In his vote of thanks, the Sub Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Emma Anakwuba thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his support to the Unit. He also appreciated the Dean, Students’ Affairs and the guest lecturers for sharing their wealth of knowledge and prayed God to bless them all. Dr. Emma urged the students to put into practice what they have learnt from the training so as to excel in all their endeavour.
The highlight of the occasion was the administering of oath of allegiance and secret cult to all the newly elected by the Dean, and the swearing-in of the Chief Judge, Ezema Kenneth Obiorah who in return swore-in the SUG President.
Other members of the Students’ Union Government include: Awazie Grace Chigozie – vice-President, Amutaigwe Ezechukwu – Financial Secretary, Chinonso Kevin Ogbwodudu – Director of Social, Uche Emeka – Assistant Sec. Silas Chimereze Nnamdi – Treasurer, Aneke Osita – Director of Sports. Ogenen Somoto Emmanuel – PRO