AG. DIRECTOR, CEDAMPAT VOWS TO AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION.
The Acting Director, Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training (CEDAMPAT), Mr Chris Uwadoka, has reaffirmed his commitment to the mandates of the directorate, especially regarding the development of partners for Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi, State. He made this known during his Directorate’s Agenda-setting Meeting for 2019/20 academic year, held at the Directorate office.
Mr. Uwadoka who thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba for reappointing him, affirmed his commitment towards achieving better results at this tenure. He recalled that at the linkages level, the University enjoyed an Independent Solar Power Plant which, at the point of commissioning, was the largest in Africa and thanks to which, today, the University enjoys 24 hours uninterrupted power supply. Uwadoka also averred that at the partnership level, the University received support from NOTAP/PZ partnership to upgrade the Chemical Engineering Laboratory, adding that the project which is worth close to N100M has a maintenance component.
Chris Uwadoka added that CEDAMPAT further attracted an Intellectual Property Transfer and Technology Office (IPTTO) to the University, targeted at enhancing Intellectual Property Management in the institution. The project will be commissioned soon. He further confirmed that last session, the Energy Commission of Nigeria provided a 3KV mini solar power plant dedicated to the University main Library. The directorate also set up a Lost-and-Found-In-AEFUNAI online platform that has helped to connect lost items to their owners.
The Acting Director emphasised that this year CEDAMPAT shall aggressively pursue institutional collaboration and support. He stated that the focus is in line with the directive of the Vice-Chancellor to the effect that the way to go is institutional collaboration with MDAs. Mr. Uwadoka reassured the University community that his directorate will exploit every opportunity to collaborate with state and non-state entities in order to develop members of the University community mentally, develop the institution physically, as well as access partnerships and support from private sector organizations, with a view to putting the name of AE-FUNAI on the global space and availing the institution the best possible facilities.
The Ag. Director urged his team to sit up, adding that to achieve the aforementioned, they need management support, suitable manpower and technology, all of which are within reach.