DIRECTOR FRENCH CENTRE PRESENTS ANOTHER FRANCO-AEFUNAI BENECIARY TO UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
. Pledges to uphold University tenets.
Dr Mrs Nnenna Nwosu-Nworuh, Director, French Centre, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, and Co-ordinator of Franco –AEFUNAI Joint Scholarship, recently presented Mr. Stanley Chukwuebuka Obilikpa, yet another beneficiary of the scholarship scheme, to the Vice- Chancellor and other officers of the University.
According to Dr. Nwosu- Nworuh, Mr. Kingsley Obilikpa has just returned from Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), France, where he bagged a Master’s Degree (M.Engr) in Mechatronics Engineering with specialization in Control for Green Mechatronics. She further informed that Mr. Obilikpa was a Graduate Assistant in the Faculty of Engineering before proceeding to France in November 2017, to further his studies as beneficiary in the Franco- AE-FUNAI Collaboration.
Receiving Mr. Obilikpa, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, who expressed dismay about his extended stay after conclusion of his studies, also admitted that he is proud to have him back after doing so well to uphold the prestige of our dear institution to the point where the Foreign University wants him and other colleagues studying in France to be retained. “Our plants are yielding fruits”, he stated.
Prof. Nwajiuba while addressing those present frowned at what he referred to as a “generational problem” which is the inability to keep to agreement among youth of today, stating that it is an act of indiscipline to disregard an agreement. VC advised that those fortunate enough to benefit from the scholarship scheme should do well to respect the agreement. He further announced that the University Management would be ready to support them to Ph.D. studies and be part of their success story. ‘’We must do the right thing’’, he reiterated, warning that any of them who fails to keep to the agreement and stays longer than necessary or refuses to return at all, would be frowned at and sanctioned accordingly. He wished Mr. Obilikpa the best and encouraged him to give back to the University by imparting his students sufficiently with the knowledge he has acquired.
While sharing his experiences out there in France, an elated Kingsley Obilikpa narrated how he was taught by world class lecturers who were so committed to applying the best techniques in their teaching. He said he had opportunity to spend six-months, from March 14th to September 17th 2019, at Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems (LDCN), University of Texas Dallas, one of the best laboratories in USA, for his laboratory wg.ork.
Obilipka thanked VC and University Management for the opportunity, stating that the last two years of studies in France and USA were great and in fact the biggest period of his life and career. He specially appreciated Dr. Mrs Nnenna Nwosu-Nworuh for all her commitment to ensuring that they had a successful stay in France. He pledged to apply the knowledge he has acquired to impart on the students as much as possible and to also make the University proud by upholding the principle of Excellence and Integrity of the young University.