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Attention :All freshmen admitted in the 4th batch Admission list

Be informed that while we congratulate you all for your admission, you are expected to conclude your registration process within two weeks. Late registration will commence for the above group on Thurs  2nd February 2017.

All concerned should please be guided accordingly. 

Dr Charles Okolie 

Ag. Dean Student affairs 

For: Management. 

 

WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CULTISM, EXAM MALPRACTICE…- FUNAI VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi said the University has zero tolerance to cultism, examination malpractice, prostitution, drug abuse, academic laziness and other unwholesome bahaviours.

The Vice Chancellor made this known while addressing the newly admitted students of the University during an orientation programme organized to lead them through the dynamics of University administration and to prepare them for life at the institution.

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A cross section of the fresh students listening with rapt attention during the orientation

Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sunday Elom, the Vice Chancellor congratulated the fresh students for meeting the standard required to gain admission into the University in the midst of thousands of other prospective candidates.

The Vice-Chancellor admonished them to take their studies seriously because their academic success counts from the first day of their resumption in the university, noting that FUNAI does not condone ‘cultism, exam malpractice, prostitution, drug abuse, laziness and any form of criminality.’

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DVC, Prof. Sunday Elom pointing the way forward for the fresh students

Prof. Nwajiuba further enjoined the freshmen to make good use of the opportunity the University has afforded them by being hard working and law abiding to the University rules and regulations, advising them to make God the centre of their lives, for without Him they might not be able to go far in life.

Earlier the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Okolie had told the fresh students to count themselves lucky to have been among the few that were deemed qualified to be admitted into the University, noting that they could not have been in a better place as the University is highly rated within and outside the country. He further informed them about the various facilities the University has provided for their comfort while on campus, advising them to ensure they take adequate care of it because they would be held responsible for any willful damage of the University property.

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Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Okolie admonishing the fresh students

The highpoint of the 2-day event was the presentation of talks on different topics all geared towards informing and educating the students on their rights and obligations to the University as well as what they need to do in order to excel in their various disciplines.

I Run an Open System- FUNAI VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has stated that since his assumption of duty in the institution that he has been running an open system of administration.

The Professor of Agricultural Economics hinted this when the National Executive of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Eastern zone led by the National Vice President, Dr. Leku Ador paid him a courtesy call in his office. The labour leader and his team were in the University for the Inauguration of the FUNAI Branch of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities.

The Vice Chancellor stressed the importance of teamwork and collaborative effort in achieving and sustaining organizational success, noting that the only way to possess the secret of joy was by impacting the lives of people positively, no matter how small the favour may be.

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VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba

“We put all things on the table and allow everybody to have a say. We initiated the expanded Management Meeting in order to get broader perspectives to issues”, he said.

Prof. Nwajiuba further noted that though Vice Chancellors have enormous power at their disposal, yet the power should be wielded with lots of caution and discretion in order to ensure fairness and industrial harmony in Universities.

He said: “Vice Chancellors have lots of power but all those that have maximized such powers ran into trouble. So we need to be careful.”

Asserting that man is a social being, the Vice Chancellor said the only way for an individual to experience real joy in life was by touching people’s lives positively, and added that he was in University administration to serve posterity and contribute to the development of humanity.

FUNAI VC IS WORKER FRIENDLY- SSANU NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

The National Vice President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Easter zone, Dr. Leku Ador has described the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi state, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba as worker-friendly, noting that his cordial relationship with staff of the institution is rare to find in any Nigerian Universities.

Dr. Ador made this known when he led other executive members of the zone to inaugurate the University’s branch of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities on Monday, 16th January, 2016.

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SSANU National VP, East, Dr. Leku Ador speaking during the inauguration ceremony at the University auditorium

The Union leader extolled the Vice Chancellor for his numerous workers’ friendly decisions in the University which had led to the continuous and prompt full payment of workers’ salaries even when many Universities in Nigeria were still battling with salary shortfall.

“Today is one of the rare opportunities where a Vice Chancellor and the entire Management of an University is present during an inauguration of our executive”, he stated.

He further noted that the recent promotion, proper placement and upgrading of some staff of the University as highlighted by the SSANU, FUNAI Branch Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Chigbata was a testament to the Vice Chancellor’s commitment to staff welfare, adding that both staff and Management are partners in progress.

While urging members of the Union to be diligent and above board in the discharge of their responsibilities, Dr. Ador admonished them to avoid truancy, lateness, absenteeism and other forms of unethical behaviors and stressed that ‘we do not defend illegality’.

In his response, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nwajiuba thanked the SSANU National body for finding time to inaugurate the University’s branch, adding that the University Management would continue to work harmoniously with all the Unions in the institution. The Vice Chancellor further reiterated his unshakable commitment towards staff welfare and the speedy development of the University, calling on staff to ensure efficient and effective discharge of their various job schedules for the University to move forward.

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (5th R) and Principal Officers of the University in a group photograph with the National Vice President, SSANU Eastern region, Dr. Leku Ador (5th L) and other executive members of the union after the inauguration of FUNAI Branch

VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (5th R) and Principal Officers of the University in a group photograph with the National Vice President, SSANU Eastern region, Dr. Leku Ador (5th L) and other executive members of the union after the inauguration of FUNAI Branch

The highpoint of the event was the oath of allegiance sworn by the executive members of SSANU, FUNAI Branch led by their Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Chigbata. 

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SSANU, FUNAI Branch executive taking oath of allegiance during the inauguration ceremony

 

Attention : To all Freshmen and returning students

This is to inform all students and the University community that late registration starts on Monday 16th Jan 2017. The amount is N10,000 payable through Remita and Late registration stated in the teller. No exemption. Please be guided accordingly. 

Management 

 

SENATE RESEARCH GRANT: CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

 The Senate Research Grant Committee invites Proposals/Applications for TETFund Institutional Based Research Grant for the 2015 grant year. The deadline for the submission of application is Friday, 10th March, 2017.

The Guidelines and Application form could be downloaded from the University Website: www.funai.edu.ng.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

DOWNLOAD FUNAI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION FORM

DOWNLOAD  2017 FUNAI TETFUND RESEARCH GRANT GUIDELINES

Professor Michael U. Onuu

Chairman, Senate Research Grant Committee

 

 

NOTICE OF MATRICULATION

This is to inform our students, their parents and guardians as well as the entire University Community that the 2016/2017 Matriculation ceremony of our University is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017.

Unlike previous matriculation ceremonies, Management has decided that this session’s events will be Faculty-based.

Consequently, all Faculties are to organize their respective programmes at approved designated places within the University environment simultaneously.

Deans and Faculty Officers of various Faculties should please take note and act accordingly.

Please be properly guided.

Thank you.

Elom Iyke Ubochi MinstPM

Head, Public Relations Unit

For: Vice Chancellor