*DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO UNIZIK VICE-CHANCELLOR*
By Ikenna Nwokedi, PhD
The Department of Industrial and Production Engineering on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, paid a courtesy visit to UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS. The visit to the Vice-Chancellor was to inform him about the contributions of the Alumni to the growth and development of the Department in line with the vision for ‘Project 200’.
The team led by the Head of Department, Engr. Dr. (Mrs) Chika Mgbemena in her remarks thanked the Vice-Chancellor for graciously approving and accepting the visit from the Department’s egghead and ranking teaching staff alongside the Alumnus of the Department and by extension the institution. Dr. Mgbemena revealed that the alumni recently donated 55 modern Collapsible seats to one of the classrooms in the Department which has been mounted and is now in use by students. Dr. Mgbemena also commended the Vice-Chancellor for the support to its staff and the department in ensuring that they returned successful in the NUC accreditation exercise.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Esimone appreciated the Alumni for the kind gesture saying that they have sowed a good seed which will bear forth good fruits. Prof. Esimone revealed that Universities are build by Alumni worldwide and their support is immense and highly appreciated. Esimone said that Government cannot do it all as regards funding the University with majority of the funding coming from TETFund, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and support from public spirited individuals.
Prof. Esimone commended the think home philosophy stating that the gesture is well appreciated with management, Senate and Council showing so with a Letter of Commendation.