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Okopoly: New rector addresses staff, sets priorities

By Onyeka Uwakwe, Oko on Monday Mar 25, 2019.. Edited and Updated on Tuesday Mar 26, 2019 9:50 am. 5016 Views
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PHOTO: Rector, Dr. Mrs Francisca Nwafulugo

Okopoly: New rector addresses staff, sets priorities

Onyeka Uwakwe - Oko - Monday Mar 25, 2019.

Education -

 

*  Staff and students welfare top on agenda

* New programmes to be accredited.

New Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko  Dr. Mrs  Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo  has been  introduced to the polytechnic. The event held under the chairmanship of Governing Council Chairman, Hon. Engr. Lasbry Amadi Monday March 25, 2019 at Polytechnic Convocation Arena. Other council members were in attendance.

Speaking at the event,  Chairman Governing Council, Chief Lasbry Amadi thanked God for the successful appointment of the new Rector. He called on all staff to join hands and give the Rector maximum cooperation.  He urged staff and students to  bring out all their best in all areas of academic endeavour.

In  an address of welcome , the Deputy Rector Dr. Izuchukwu Ọnụ thanked the polytechnic community for the support given within the one in acting capacity.

The Rector Dr. Mrs Francisca Nwafulugo thanked the Governing Council for finding her worthy to be appointed. She also paid glowing tributes to former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme as founder of the institution and commended HRH Igwe Laz Ekwueme for providing hospitabe environment for academics.

Dr. Nwafulugo  promised to make positive history but challenged all staff to forge ahead with management to make  the best of the polytechnic. She promised to stand be academic discipline stating that her administration will place zero tolerance to cultism asserting that will have no religious bias. She urged staff to shun corruption.

Dr. Nwafulugo made promises on regular staff salaries, promotions, proper placement, office accommodation and medical services.  She promised to reward hard work and productivity.

In attendance was the Registrar; Lady Stella Njaka,  Bursar;  B.N. Ndife, Ag. Librarian; Mrs Nwabu Ezemba, Deans, Directors and other principal staff of the polytechnic.

It could be recalled that the tenure of the former Rector Prof. Godwin Ọnụ expired in March 2018 after two  tenures of four years each.

Consequently, the  Governing Council began the process of appointing a new Rector.

A letter conveying the appointment of Dr. Nwafulugo was issued early March, 2019.

Dr. Mrs Francisca Nwafulugo is first female Rector of the institution and she is appointed for an initial tenure of four years.

History and progress

The institution was first established in  1979 by the former Anambra State Government as a College of Arts and Science. In June 1980, the institution was upgraded to College of Arts and Science and Technology. In 1985, the College transformed into Ananmbra State Polytechnic, Oko (ANAMPOLY). The institution further metamorphosed to Federal Polytechnic, Oko in 1993, following the proclamation of erstwhile President Ibrahim Babangida. The institution later became a creation of the federal law via the  Polytechnic Act.

The institution has since then turned out quality students who have excelled in industry, politics, business and other areas of human endeavour. The polytechnic is also blessed with staff who have proved their mettle in academics, administration, governance and the industry.


Source: Field reports

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