The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka in Anambra state has employed no fewer than 221 best graduating students of the institution as lecturers in the last four years, as stated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku.
The VC made this known yesterday during the presentation of certificates and prizes to the 2019 best graduating students of the university, adding that the beneficiaries were drawn from 107 departments of the institution.
He said that the decision to engage the best brains produced by the institution was part of the promises he made on his assumption of office almost five years ago.
“The university celebrates excellence in tandem with our motto. We have been able to harness and reward those that have excelled in their various disciplines in the last four years.
“We feel very excited when we celebrate those that distinguish themselves in their areas of specialties. We are happy that we did not allow them to roam the streets in search of a job when we have enough spaces to accommodate them here.
“We cannot diminish hard work and excellence. Instead, we promote and celebrate it. Yours is to work hard and ours is to market you to the world.
“In this 21st century, our ambition is for our university not to take the back seat in tandem with the dreams of our founding fathers. We, therefore, charge you to be good ambassadors as you explore and exploit opportunities which some of us missed.
“We have transferred the knowledge and skills and we are sure that you will not disappoint us in any way,” the VC stated.
The VC reminded the graduating students that UNIZIK remained one with a brand name and advised them to defend what was transferred to them during their sojourn in the institution.