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UNIZIK students protest over poorly equipped school clinic

UNIZIK students, who lost one of their colleagues over the weekend after he reportedly slumped while playing basketball, held a peaceful protest over the incident.

It was gathered that the school’s management did not allow the students to hold the protest in the school premises, so they took the protest down to Anambra Broadcasting Service and further stated that they want their school clinic to be properly equipped.

We reported that the promising young man identified simply as Francis was said to have slumped during a basketball competition before he was rushed to the hospital where he died. Francis was meant to write his last paper on Monday, July 23.

According to the report shared by a UNIZIK student who was present when Francis slumped, the deceased was rushed to the school’s clinic but there was no doctor on the ground or oxygen to help stabilize him.

She further said that he was later rushed to another hospital, where he was confirmed dead on arrival. This is coming just two years after a student identified as Ugo, from the same Department, died because of the alleged carelessness of the doctors and lack of equipment at the institution’s clinic.

However, a statement from the school reads;

THE MANAGEMENT OF NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA HAS RECEIVED WITH GREAT SHOCK THE PAINFUL AND SUDDEN DEMISE OF ONE OF OUR STUDENTS, FRANCIS CHINEDU MMADUBUOBI, A 400 LEVEL STUDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BREWING. THE DECEASED SLUMPED WHILE PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH FRIENDS ON SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018.

THE DECEASED WAS QUICKLY RUSHED TO THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE BUT HAD NO PULSE UPON EXAMINATION. THIS MEANS THAT HE HAD DIED BEFORE BEING BROUGHT TO THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE. HE WAS THEREAFTER TAKEN TO TEACHING HOSPITAL AMAKU FOR FURTHER ATTEMPT AT SALVAGING AN ALREADY BAD SITUATION. HE WAS WITHOUT PULSE AND CONFIRMED DEAD.

THE MANAGEMENT IS DEEPLY SADDENED AT THE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT AND APPEALS FOR CALM AMONG THE STUDENTS.

WE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF CHINEDU MMADUBUOBI AND FOR GOD TO GRANT THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THE IRREPARABLE LOSS.
MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL FIND SOLACE IN THE BOSSOM OF OUR LORD, AMEN

DR. EMMANUEL OJUKWU
DIRECTOR, INFORMATION, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROTOCOL,
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY.

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Final Year Student dies after signing out in Unizik

Singing Out – Francis, a final student of the Department of Microbiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Unizik, died yesterday, after slumping during a basketball competition.

The deceased, who was meant to write his last paper today, signed out last week. He was rushed to the school’s clinic but there was no doctor on ground or oxygen to help stabilize him.

He was later rushed to another hospital, where he was confirmed dead on arrival. Two years ago, Ugo, from the same Department, also died because of the careless of the doctors and lack of equipment at the institution’s clinic.

Making the report on Facebook, the UNIZIK SUG PRO, Churchill Chiagozie wrote;

“BIG #TRAGEDY BEFALL UNIZIK STUDENTS AT LARGE.

A FINAL YEAR STUDENT OF MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, UNIZIK SLUMPED AND DIED WHILE PLAYING BASKET BALL YESTERDAY @BAKASSI , FEW DAYS AFTER SIGNING OUT.

RIP MASTER FRANCIS!
MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

– CHURCHILL CHIAGOZIE
SUG PRO, UNIZIK REPORTING FROM AWKA.”

 

 

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Robbers stab Unizik student for refusing to let them in

Unizik student – A student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has narrowly escaped death after being stabbed by some armed robbers angered by the fact that he refused to let them in.

The incident happened around 4a.m, last Tuesday, at Tanus hostel Ifite, Awka. It was gathered that when the robbers got to the victim, Daniel’s room and told him to open the door, he refused.

Angered by his refusal, the robbers destroyed his window and gained entrance. They stabbed him a couple of times before leaving him to bleed to death, but he luckily survived and was rushed to the hospital.

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Unizik: Prof Stanley Udedi leads a Revolution as 7000 Unizik students undergo training in Entrepreneurship

It was reported by News Anambra that Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Unizik has trained over Seven Thousand fresh (7000) fresh students in Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

In an interview to find out how the week-long Orientation course that culminated in Matriculation went, the Dean Students Affairs Professor Stanley Udedi said the students were addressed by some captains of industries, politicians and Director Chike Okoli Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Professor NgoziAnyikwa.

He said the event which took place at the Basil Oli Hostel, was titled: Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Education, adding that the new students were exposed to diverse topics, ranging from acquiring entrepreneurial skills while in school, and encouraged the freshmen to take advantage of Chike Okoli Centre’s capacity as a foremost skill acquisition centre to build themselves as creators of labour.

The students according to Professor Udedi were warned not to tow lazy path considering the high unemployment situation in the country, even as he thanked the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the event, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku (FAS); the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics Professor Charles Esimone for their support to make the event a worthwhile.

The Dean students Affairs of Unizik said highlighted some of the measures he is putting up to ensure that students remain the primary focus of the university, which one such measure being the inauguration of a Student Education Endowment Fund to help indigent students that can’t afford their tuition or living expenses, with the hope they pay back when they graduate and are gainfully employed.

He inaugurated a committee that would look into how such funds will be sourced and administered in a sustainable way.

He further reiterated his commitment, as Dean Students Affairs, to ensure that student studied in an ambient environment, devoid of harassment whilst their need are promptly responded to.

He concluded by thanking the invited guests, especially the Vice-Chancellor for his unwavering commitment towards the welfare of students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University by means of provision of financial support and logistics for the event.

The Vice-Chancellor of Unizik Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku (FAS) in his opening remark, expressed his delight at the huge turnout of students and commended the students for being the lucky few to be admitted of the thousands of candidates that applied to the University.

He expressed his commitment towards making Nnamdi Azikiwe University a top-destination for intending students by providing the ambience required for academic excellence. He further underscored the need for the freshmen to key into the university’s spirit of discipline, self-reliance and academic excellence whilst urging them to leave behind their parochial mindset and worldview now that they were in the university.

He reminded the students of the University’s zero-tolerance to cultism, exam malpractices, use of illicit drugs, indecent dressing and other vices, and warned them not to engage in such acts. He also highlighted packages put up by the University management to help students from an indigent background that have verifiable financial needs.

One such effort, he noted, was the Work-Aid Scheme which has over 70 students that are currently benefitting from the programme, and of which the number of beneficiaries is to be upwardly reviewed in the near future. He ended his talk by thanking the host, Professor Stanley Udedi, for his innovativeness and the passion he brings to bear as the Dean students Affairs, of which were key in ensuring that the orientation exercise was successful.

Reflecting on the Vice-Chancellor’s talk, the DVC Academic Professor Charles Esimone (FAS), congratulated the students and implored them to count themselves privileged to be in the ‘University of the moment’. His talked later delved into a concise lecture on the rules and regulation guiding academic activities in the university, to a comprehensive outline of university’s organizational hierarchy and units.
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UNIZIK Inaugurates New Student Union Executives

The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka has inaugurated the newly elected Students’ Union Government (SUG) officials for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the SUG officials, the Vice-Chancellor of UNIZIK, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, congratulated them on their victory at the polls.

He urged them to serve and uphold the dignity of the University which is currently standing tall in all ramifications.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the University management has a lot in stock for the students in a bid to make their sojourn in the University conducive and interesting.

He further announced that 72 indigent students of the University have been enlisted for work aid payments.

According to him, the University management is highly sensitive to the plight of most students and has maintained work aid as a form of assistance to the indigent ones.

Speaking on behalf of the inaugurated members, the newly elected president, Ikenna Igwebuike from the Department of Microbiology, promised to uphold the trust and faith the students have entrusted on him.

He asserted that his administration will focus on fair and accessible government, encourage discipline as well as improving on the healthcare and the transportation system on campus.

Earlier in his valedictory speech, the immediate past president, Nwabueze Nwambu extolled the Vice Chancellor for his fatherly support throughout his tenure while wishing the new president a successful tenure.

The high point of the occasion was the swearing-in of members of the union by the new Chief Judge of the Judiciary arm, Justice Kingsley Agbaenyi.

 

 

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UNIZIK Management reacts to pornographic video allegations among staff

The management of the University of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka UNIZIK has reacted to the reports about the university staff watching pornographic videos at work.

It was recently reported that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku on Thursday, November 30,  said that 40% of the university staff watch pornographic videos and other illicit films at work.

The VC according to reports said he was able to monitor the staff’s activities from his own network.

However, the university management in a statement has denied the allegation saying that the Vice-Chancellor did not mention any percentage of staff, neither did he mention the word pornography during the University’s Senate meeting.

The statement signed by Dr Emmanuel Ojukwu, Director of Information, Public Relations and Protocol, and titled ”What transpired in the Senate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka”  stated that some persons are peddling falsehood in the media to achieve a hidden objective.

The statement reads:

In the course of discussion generally about staff productivity in the last Senate meeting, the Vice Chancellor including other Senators condemned truancy, lateness, watching of ‘inappropriate’ videos including home movies during office hours.

No specific mention of any percentage of those watching these movies was made. And also no such word as ‘pornography’ was mentioned. As a result, the Vice-Chancellor added that measures were being taken to monitor and make sure that staff do the work for which they get paid.

It is, therefore, a complete surprise that some persons are peddling falsehood in the media to achieve a hidden objective. While the University appreciates the right of persons to spread information, distorted information could be injurious to society’s wellbeing.

We, therefore, implore all our staff, students, alumni, and friends of our great University to please ignore these current machinations of mischief makers whose only aim is to tarnish the hard earned reputation of our University.