By Abuchi Onwumelu
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has fixed 9th to 13th March for its 14th convocation. The Vice Chancellor of the Varsity, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, on behalf of the Council, Senate, congregation, convocation, staff and students, approved the schedule.
In a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Barr. Philomena Iwara Okoye, and made available to newsmen in Awka by the acting Head, Information and Public Relations Officers Unit, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Chika G. Ene, said the venue of convocation would be at the institution’s main campus.
The statement read in part, ‘Order of events are follows: Monday 9th March 2020, for the Vice Chancellor’s Press Conference, followed by the interdenominational service to be held at the Varsity’s auditorium.
‘Tuesday, 10th March, 2020, research fair, presentation of prizes to best graduating students. Wednesday, 11th March, 2020, convocation lecture to be delivered by Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah to be chaired by Professor Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Topic: ”Unleashing the Power of the Youths”.
‘Thursday, 11th March, 2020; award of higher and honorary degrees and installation of emeritus professors at the convocation arena.
‘Friday, 12th March 2020, commissioning of the newly completed projects by the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria and visitor to Nnamdi Azikiwe University or his representative.’