Air Peace Chairman, CEO Slot Limited, Dame Gladys Nwafor to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees, as ABSU Holds Combined Convocation Ceremony.

Prof Ogbulu

The Vice Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, Professor Maxwell Onyemachi Ogbulu says the 27th and 28th combined convocation ceremony will feature pre convocation lecture on the topic, “Nigeria Political and Economic Future: The Dangers We Can Avert” on Thursday 11th November 2021 by former Information Minister and Immediate Past President of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, Chief Barrister Nnia Nwodo.
Professor Ogbulu disclosed this during a pre convocation briefing for  set of graduates totaling 5,712. The briefing was part of the activities to mark the convocation which could not hold in 2020 due to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. 
Professor Ogbulu said the institution is partnering with it’s alumni association to help deliver projects that will enhance academic activities in the university.
According to him, the two convocation set produced 29 first class students and assured that the management is not relenting to clear the arrears of salaries. 
In keeping with the promise of his administration, Professor Ogbulu stated that his administration has made the issue of staff welfare top priority resulting in promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff, realignment and motivation of staff in several other ways to jointly pursue the goals of the administration, with transparency and openness as a key strategy. 
The ABSU vice chancellor revealed that this has engendered mutual trust, cooperation and synergy as the staff and unions are constantly aware of efforts of his administration towards reducing the inherited salary arrears with every resource that it generated.
He maintained that the road map of the institution remains comprehensive plan for financial independence which involves identifying and harnessing resources installing key process to drive the core mandate of Abia State University in teaching, research and community service.
While acknowledging that the institution is not sleeping to arrest the issue of insecurity which is a global phenomenal, added that Abia state University has produced outstanding graduates despite her challenges.
He announced that the convocation proper will commence with commissioning of some projects in the university, conferment of first class degrees and higher degrees, award of honorary doctorate degrees on some distinguished and eminent personalities of Igbo land, while the visitor to the university and governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu will also attend the convocation ceremony.
Meanwhile, the honorary doctorate degrees awardees are, Chairman, Air Peace Limited, Barrister Allen Onyema, Award of Doctorate Degree in Public Administration (DPA), Founder/CEO, Slot Systems Limited, Engineer Nnamdi Ezigbo, Award of Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA) and
Former National INEC Commissioner (South East zone), Dame Gladys Nne Nwafor, Award of Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA)

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