Nigeria’s oldest Alumni body, the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) will hold its 97th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on the 27th and 28th of April 2018 in Lagos. The NEC meeting is among the highlights of the annual alumni calendar and is the first of such since the election of the current National President of the Association, Sir Ben Okoronkwo, and other national executive members.
The 97th NEC meeting, which will be hosted by the Lagos Branch of the association, will involve a number of events including a lecture, an award ceremony and the NEC meeting during which deliberations would be held on strategies for continued alumni support for the university, as well as other issues relating to the alumni body and national development.
According to the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emeka Nwuzor, the theme of the 97th NEC meeting is ‘The Role of the Alumni in the Alma Mater of the 21st Century’, which, “is meant to critically assess the current imperatives of university education in today’s information technology-driven society and how alumni associations can help their alma mater produce graduates that would effectively key into this operating environment.”
He said the award ceremony during the NEC meeting is meant to recognise “lions and lionesses that have excelled in their respective professional callings both in the Nigerian private and public sectors.”
The University of Nigeria Alumni Association currently has around 43 branch network across the country and overseas branches in the United States and Europe according to Thisday Newspaper.