Ajogwu Jerry With Agency News
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inaugurate 17 projects and lay the foundation for 16 others as part of activities marking the 13th Convocation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The event is scheduled to hold on Friday, May 10.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on activities mapped out for the convocation ceremony in Awka on Monday.
Ahaneku, who noted that the President would be represented by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the programme would commence with an interdenominational church service on May 6.
“Some of the projects listed for the inauguration are the institution’s main entrance called the Beautiful Gate, six classroom blocks, professorial offices, the remodelled Multipurpose Hall and Uzodike Hall.
“The president is also expected to lay the foundation for the construction of the institution’s permanent Medical Centre and vice-chancellor’s lodge within the main campus, among others.
“A Research Exhibition will hold on May 7, with the former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie as Special Guest of Honour,’’ he revealed.
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The vice-chancellor said that the Convocation lecture: “National Integration, Peace and Development,” would be delivered by the former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamani, on May 8.