Many Vice-Chancellors Cannot Run Universities – Prof. Okeke-Uzodike

The executive-director of African Heritage Institute, Professor Ufo Okeke-Uzodike, has lamented the rot in Nigeria’s educational sector, adding that universities actually do not care about the quality of graduates produced. Speaking during the June edition of the Big Ideas Podium, the Enugu-based African Heritage Institution’s platform for public policy debate, Professor Okeke-Uzodike was just as unsparing in his assessment of vice-chancellors. “Many of our vice-chancellors cannot run our universities. Universities don’t care about the graduates they produce. Nigerians travel abroad for greener pastures as a result of leadership failure. If…

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Enugu Flags-off Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination Programme

The Enugu State government has flagged-off the 2018 free anti-rabies vaccination programme, urging owners of dogs and cats to vaccinate their pets against rabies as it would protect them from contracting the disease.  Declaring open the event held at the Veterinary Hospital, Uwani, Enugu, on June 14, the state’s commissioner for agriculture and natural resources, Hon. Emeka Ede, who was represented by the programme manager of the Agricultural Development Programme, Dr. Mathias Onu, described rabies as “a fatal zoonotic disease that affects both man and animal, and which has no…

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Enugu Government Commences Construction of 200-Bed Specialist Hospital

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the release of the sum of N374.9 million for the construction of a 200-bed specialist hospital in the state to be known as Adada Specialist Hospital, Igbo-Ano. Addressing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji disclosed that the approval was for the first phase of the project located within four neighbouring communities of Ovoko, Iheaka (in Igbo Eze South Local Government Area), Orba and Imilike (in Udenu…

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Enugu Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects

The Enugu State police command has arrested a gang of armed robbery suspects who had in the past unleashed terror on motorists, commuters and inhabitants of the Uzo Uwani Local Government Area. The suspects comprising Anthony Ogbobe of Uvuruanuma Abbi town; Eze Chidera of Alor Uno Nsukka; Nwodo Chinedu of Akpugoezedike and Onyebuchi Ugwuoke of Abbi were arrested on Wednesday, May 31, following a tip-off. A statement issued by Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, a superintendent of police and the command’s public relations officer, Enugu police command, indicated that during the operation,…

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UNN Establishes Directorate for Promotion of Ethical Conduct Among Students

Irked by the high prevalence of moral decadence in universities, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has established the Directorate of Strategic Contact, Ethics and Communication to inculcate high ethical standards in its graduates. The registrar of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mr Chris Igbokwe, who disclosed this last week in Enugu during the annual debate of the Law Students Association of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, attributed bribery, corruption and other social ills to the failure of some Nigerian universities to entrench ethics and human rights in their institutions.…

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