Association Of Vice-Chancellor Of Southeast Universities:
Association of Vice-Chancellors of Southeast Universities (AVCSEU) yesterday held their 4th Regular meeting at the NUGA Secretariat of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The meeting had in attendance Vice Chancellors of more than 13 universities, or their representatives from the Southeast Universities. The Chairman of the Association, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, welcomed members to the meeting, in his opening remarks, he reiterated the pledge of the association toward addressing critical issues facing universities in the region, stressing that all efforts must be directed at actualizing the goals and aspirations of the association.
In an address, the host Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Igwe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, told members to remain focus on the goals the association has set to actualize.
He stressed that more than 80% of the members of the association are alumni of the University of Nigeria, concluding that the University of Nigeria will continue to provide leadership, both to the association and the country in general.
UNN News reports that the special guest of the occasion; Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in his remarks, expressed excitement about the unity amongst the Vice Chancellors, stressing that the hope of the Igbo man, lies in the policies the association is championing, he emphasized the need to digitized knowledge, arguing that it is the only way out of the present conundrum facing the country.
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However, several issues where debated; to include, the introduction of Igbo language across the Southeast Universities, and the establishment of a university entrance level examination body.
The Senior Staff Club of the University of Nigeria, later host the members of the association to a more convivial gathering, where stern words mingled with refreshment in an atmosphere that was both philosophical and jovial, brought the day’s event to a close. The Federal University of Technology, (FUTO) Owerri, is scheduled to host the association for its next regular meeting on the 25 of May 2020.
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