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Vice Chancellor of UNN, Ozumba, bags 2016 Nkrumah award

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Acting Speaker, All-Africa Students Union (AASU), Mr Armstrong Ovie-Afabor (left) presenting the 2016 Kwame Nkurumah Leadership Award to the University of Nigeria (UNN) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba recently. Ozumba is flanked by some principal officers of the university. 

Acting Speaker, All-Africa Students Union (AASU), Mr Armstrong Ovie-Afabor (left) presenting the 2016 Kwame Nkurumah Leadership Award to the University of Nigeria (UNN) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba recently. Ozumba is flanked by some principal officers of the university.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN), Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, has become the latest recipient of the Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award in Education, Medicine and Societal Development.

Conferring the award on the Ozumba recently, the acting Speaker of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) Congress, Ambassador Armstrong Ovie-Afabor, said Ozumba was chosen because of “his outstanding administrative records as vice chancellor and his stellar antecedents as a medical doctor,” in general and specialised fields as well as administration and management.”

Noting that the vice chancellor “is the kind of leader many nations in Africa are yearning and asking for,” he said the aim of the award was to promote excellence among African leaders and project them as role models to the younger generation.

Ozumba dedicated the award to staff, students and the various unions in the school, saying that, “without your cooperation, my administration would not have recorded meaningful progress.”

Ozumba, who was recently conferred with the “Vice Chancellor of the Year Award” by South-East Students Union, said the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award “means so much to me.”

He also said he was challenged to double his efforts in the service to humanity. He called for the elimination of all forms of barrier in the inter-university movement among African students to enhance association and knowledge sharing.

He enjoined that, “students from any part of Africa should have the freedom to visit other schools on study sabbaticals, this will help us achieve Pan Africanism among our students.”



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