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FOUNDERS' WEEK CELEBRATION: DAY ONE

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By  Uju Akamigbo
UNN marks its Day one founders' day Celebration with Exhibition of Arts and Crafts


It is yet another Founders' Day Celebration for the University of Nigeria Nsukka,
 the yearly ritual started as usual with Exhibition. This year's  Founders week celebration being the 38th in the series, started on Tuesday the 2nd of October 2018 with different  Faculties, Institutes, Departments and Individuals showcasing their Significant Research Findings and Products.

The Vice-Chancellor of UNN, Prof Benjamin Ozumba who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof Charles Igwe, in his opening remark thanked the Exhibition Committee for putting up such organised programme. He thanked the Departments that were able to join in this year's exhibition and encouraged more Departments/ Faculties to be part of the programme in the coming years.

The Departments/Faculties/Institutes that participated in this year's Exhibition were The Departments of Fine …

PR UNIT SENDS OFF VAC JOBBERS

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PR UNIT SENDS OFF  VAC JOBBERS
By  Uju Akamigbo





It was  mixed feeling for the members of staff of Information and Public Relations Unit, UNN as the 5 Vacation job students posted to their unit ended their 6 weeks Vacation Job.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Chief Dr Okwun Omeaku, in his farewell speech, appreciated the students for their diligence and hard work during their stay in the unit. 

He went further to advise the students to put into action all that they had learnt from the PR unit and continue to be good ambassadors of the unit and UNN as a whole, wherever they find themselves.

 "PR is a vast job that covers all disciplines due to its research nature", he said while assuring them that their experiences in PR unit would  always come  handy in whatever they do irrespective of their field of study. 

Reacting to the PRO's speech, one of  the Vac Job Students, Kenneth Ugwu, on behalf of the other students, app…

UNN College of Medicine Changes Leadership

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By  Eyi Oko-Ukob (Vac jobber)



The College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Ituku Ozalla campus has changed leadership with the emergence of Prof. Chidi Nwagha as the new Provost.
On a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, the new Provost appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for his efforts at giving the College a face-lift. He however called the attention of the Vice-Chancellor to some challenges in the College which he listed to include; reviving grant institutions, erecting new office blocks, laboratory and the aesthetic beautification of the college. He beckoned on Management to consider them as this would boost the  ranking of the College in the world.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba while noting the problems, stated that most of the challenges were already being solved. He added that new office buildings would be erected at the end of the year and efforts were being made by the administration to partner with foreign Universities in the USA, Switzerland and Iran to boost …

Sandwich Orientation/Matriculation Ceremony

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By  Uju Akamigbo

The University of Nigeria Sandwich students have been advised to note that there is no difference between Sandwich and Regular students of UNN in either their curriculum or certificate.
This advice was given by the UNN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba during the University’s orientation/Matriculation programme for Sandwich Freshmen held on 30th August 2018 at the Ekpo Convocation Arena UNN.
The yearly event which just turned 4, was started by the present administration to serve as a formal acceptance of the admitted candidates. The VC further urged the students to do what is required of them at the right place and at the right time
“We are prepared to assist you to succeed and to enable you live as lions and lionesses in the struggle ‘To restore the Dignity of Man”, Prof Ozumba said while encouraging the students to always do what is needful both academically, morally and spiritually.
The Director of the Institute, Dr Onyechi, charged the students to be proud of their…

Police Service Commission Pays a Courtesy Call to The VC

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By 
Uju Akamigbo







The Police Service Commission (PSC) has indicated its interest in collaborating with the University of Nigeria on the way forward for the Nigerian Police as regards a Diploma or Masters programme in Public Relations and Protocol.
The request was presented to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba during a courtesy call on him by some members of the Police Service Commission led by Austin Braimoh who represented the Head of the Commission's Board. 

Barrister Rommy Mom, while addressing the Vice-Chancellor, stated that there is need for the Nigerian police to be availed the opportunity of acquiring certification courses on PR and Protocol from a University like UNN judging by the level of tension in the country. Mom, emphasized that the commission on its part, will lend its support to the University by attracting International agencies for support in order to avoid heaviness on the part of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remark, said that his administration…

PROF KENNETH OFOKANSI PRESENTS THE 140TH INAUGURAL LECTURE

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By  Uju Akamigbo



Prof. Kenneth Chibuzor Ofokansi, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, has joined the league of past Inaugural lecturers by presenting the 140th Inaugural lecture of the University of Nigeria titled: 'Breaking the Barriers to Effective Peroral Drug Delivery'.

In his lecture, Prof Ofokansi disclosed that Peroral  drug delivery simply means oral drug absorption and it is the most desirable and preferred method of administering therapeutic agents for a systematic effect.
 He went further to state that in the last four decades, the area of peroral drug delivery has undergone many changes and  those changes are due to increased understanding of pharmaceutical and biological constraints at the molecular level and increased generation of drug candidates and also emergence of several advanced technologies.

"The current trends in peroral delivery will bring the much-awaited revolution in delivery of therapeutic agents, particularly biotechnology based …