Staffers of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State have given a pass mark to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, for his irrevocable commitment to the vision of the institution.
This was made known during an interactive session recently held in the university to mark the one year anniversary of the Vice Chancellor, who assumed duty as the 2nd substantive Vice Chancellor of the Ivory Tower on February 27th, 2016.
The results of a survey involving staffers of the university to determine the degree of performance of the Vice Chancellor in the last one year show that the Professor of Agricultural Economists had performed excellently well in the areas of infrastructural and academic development, linkages and advancement, training and retraining of staff as well as staff welfare among others
The Vice Chancellor, who was visibly overwhelmed by the results of the survey which was a bottom-up approach meant to get firsthand information from staff of the university about his administration, promised to build on the foundation of his first year in office to take the university to greater heights, stressing that a lot still needs to be done if the university would achieve a world-class status.
Prof. Nwajiuba further promised to leave worthy and lasting legacies in the university, noting that he was in the university to work and make friends and charged staff to imbibe the culture of benefits with responsibility, transparency and commitment to duty.
“I have come to work and make friends. When I leave here let it be said that a child of God once passed through this place,” he stated.
Meanwhile the occasion was also used to pray for the quick recovery of President Mohammadu Buhari and immediate turnaround in the economy and security of the nation.
Appreciating the efforts of the Vice Chancellor in the last one year in trying to re-position the university, a former Minister of Health and now a Professor in the Department of Anatomy of the university, Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated that the Vice Chancellor has done well in comparison to what was on ground before he assumed duty and advised him to remain focused in order to achieve his vision for the university.
The event was the first of its kind in the university as both staff and students freely aired their views about the performance of the Vice Chancellor, with many applauding and others advising him on the ways to go in making the university a centre of functional knowledge.