The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Prof. Charles Arizechukwu Igwe, yesterday, said the institution would continue to honour staff who distinguished themselves through scholarly contributions and hard work.
The VC said such individuals have placed UNN on the world map through their scholarly contributions for the growth of the University and the nation and should be acknowledged and celebrated to encourage others to toe the same line of academic distinction.
He made the statement when the Faculty of Arts of the institution in collaboration with Mbaise Development Union, MDU, Nsukka branch instituted Professor Donatus Ibeakwadalam Nwoga Memorial Lecture at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, PAA, UNN.
The VC who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Pat Uche Okpoko, described the late Professor Nwoga as a great icon who his scholarly contributions to the institution remain monumental.
He further disclosed that UNN would honour more deserving personalities during its 60th anniversary in few months time.
“This is an activity we cherish. The administration of the current VC of UNN is to continue to honour deserving personalities. In few months time, the institution would be marking its 60th anniversary and we have a number of activities lined up including role of honours particularly for those of us who have contributed immensely for the growth of the University of Nigeria.