In line with the university’s seriousness in keeping to the academic calendar, Deputy Vice-chancellor (Administration) Prof. Philip Omoke, on Monday 28th Oct, 2019 gave 10th November, 2019 as deadline for course registration for the 2019/20 academic session. Prof. Omoke who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, said he was directed by the Senate to relay the information to students, saying that the Senate has decided that it was time they stood their ground and implement their laws but for it to be properly implemented, issues with ICT, and admission has to be taken care of. DVC made this proclamation during the meeting with HODs, Faculty Officers, Departmental Officers and SUG at NEEDS Assessment Building.

Prof. Philip Omoke (DVC Admin) declaring the deadline.

Students were given opportunity to share their challenges concerning admission and course registration. Responding to the concerns raised by the students, Deputy Registrar, Admission, Mr. Noble Onukwue said that AE-FUNAI as an institution does not approve or force students to reject or accept admission letters but only propose and recommend to JAMB and it is left for JAMB to approve. Therefore, the delay is not from the University.

Mr. Noble Onukwue (Deputy Registrar), speaking on the University admission process.

Speaking further, he said factors responsible for not collecting admission letter from JAMB is as a result of students not uploading their O level results and putting in wrong combinations of subjects. He said what the admission unit does is to alert students on their portal. He equally advised that students move to JAMB portal to access their JAMB admission letters.

Mr. Chris Uwadoka, Director, CEDAMPAT, speaking at the meeting.

Director of CEDAMPAT, Mr. Chris Uwadoka said that students needed to understand that the University is not JAMB, which has its own way of running things different from the University, emphasizing that AEFUNAI had been ready for 2019/2020 admission since July but JAMB was not and as such, the fault was not from the University. He therefore urged SUG to address the message Prof. Omoke had passed on and sensitize students about it.

Prof. Omoke appreciated the students for the issues raised, saying that he was mandated to tell HODs to urgently hold  meetings to  convey the message to students, informing them in their classes that if by November 10th, 2019, they fail to  register their courses, they would cease to be students of the University.

HOD Anatomy, Dr. N.A Obasi suggested that students’ Support Services should double efforts in assisting students to overcome their challenges,  while HOD, Accounting/Banking and Finance, Dr. Sunday Mlanga said that students should go through the right procedure or take proper permission before leaving their programmes. Adding that those who have not completed their registration because of lack of money should apply for time to pay their fees or defer their admission, rather than abandoning it.

Dr. Sunday Mlanga, HOD Accountancy

Dr. N. A. Obasi HOD Anatomy expressing their views at the meeting.

The meeting continued with the DVC urging departmental Heads, Faculty Officers, and Departmental officers to hold departmental meetings to find best ways to tackle the issues raised to make admission and registration process, stress free.

Cross-section of participants at the meeting.



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