The Vice-Chancellor, Distinguished Professor Onyekachi .M. Ogbulu, has commissioned the Abia State University (ABSU) Chuddy Nduaka TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Center, to promote research and academics for students of the University.
The center which is located at the Medical Laboratory Science block of the University is supported by the Africa Education Initiative (NEF), USA, equipped with computer sets, projectors, Screen, Mobile router, Generator, Industrial fan with a large space to serve the various Health departments in the Faculties of Health Sciences and Basic Medical Sciences.
Speaking while commissioning the center, the Vice-Chancellor, stressed the importance of research in every academic institution, revealing the numerous grants made available by TETfund and other organizations which research-oriented scholars could access to excel in their chosen fields and make meaningful contributions to the development of society.
He thanked the Chuddy Nduaka Africa Education center for remembering to give back to society and making ABSU, one of the beneficiaries of his philanthropic gesture, praying that God will provide and strengthen him to do more and urged students to make optimal use of the center. Professor Ogbulu gave assurance that his administration will support the center in any way and ensure the project is sustained over the years.
Earlier in his remark, Chief H. N Duroha, representing the President, NEF, Dr Chuddy Nduaka, explained that the center is a non profit organization based in USA, with the mandate to improve the quality of education and healthcare of Africa’s children.
He added that their aim is to help these children obtain quality education in order to ensure they are in the position to become global citizens and productive individuals in their communities.
According to him, the President, NEF, Dr Chuddy Nduaka is pleased to establish the center in the school to help students in the Health related disciplines compete with their international counterparts in research and other academic works.
A member of the team, Dr. Ejeatuluchukwu Obi, in his vote of thanks, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor and Management for receiving them warmly and prayed for a stronger relationship between ABSU and NEF.
The highpoint of the event was the official commissioning of the center, by the Vice-Chancellor, and presentations of a plaque to the President, NEF, by the VC and certificates to other members, by the Grand Patron and former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ogwo E. Ogwo, on behalf of the University. The event was attended by the representatives of NEF from different zones in the country, members of Management, and other senior academics of the University.