VC charges graduands to be good envoys
Vice Chancellor of Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, has charged the pioneer graduating students of the university to be good ambassadors of the institution.
At a ceremony organised to bid them farewell, Nwajiuba described them as “the soaring eagles of FUNAI who must choose their passion, areas of emphasis, field of excellence and above all, possess enabling values and character.”
He commended them for overcoming the initial odds and deprivations, occasioned by pioneering, to graduate and wished them greatness, success and excellence in their endeavours, while reminding them to keep their alma mater in their thoughts.
The vice chancellor said the pioneer students had been tutored and mentored by excellent lecturers and were being released to soar as the eagles, the king of birds, in peace and confidence, dominating their environment.
In a lecture to mark the occasion, Prof. Betram Ekejiuba Nwoke, enjoined the outgoing students to exhibit the characteristics of the eagle, as displayed in the school’s logo, a development, which he said marks them out as special and distinct.
According to him; “Eagles are living symbols of power, freedom, transcendence, beauty, bravery, courage, honour, pride, determination and grace,” so it is incumbent on the outgoing students to exhibit these traits in their daily lives.
The Professor of Public Health Parasitology and Epidemology and former acting vice chancellor of Imo State University, charged the pioneer students to be focused, tenacious and discriminatory as the eagle, and soar higher than others both in character, scholarship and conduct.
Nwoke, a visiting professor to the institution, lauded the founding fathers of the school for their vision, and the drive and determination of the vice chancellor, to create a world-class university in the rural community of Ikwo.
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