I’m fulfilled leaving COOU better than I met it — Outgoing Ojukwu varsity VC

Outgoing Chukwumemeka Odomegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) Vice Chancellor, Prof Greg Nwakoby, has assessed his five-year tenure with a sense of fulfillment, adding that he was happy that he was leaving the citadel of learning better than he met it.

He said that he held no grudges against anybody, pointing out that posterity would always judge everyone for the role he/she played while serving humanity.

The VC stated this during the celebration to mark his five years in office/unveiling of the book titled ‘Greg Nwakoby, The Journey of a Legacy of Enduring Transformation 2018-2023’, held at the University’s auditorium over the weekend.

He said “I am happy that I turned COOU to project site. Look at this gigantic building around the University campus. Under my leadership, the University attracted many well-equipped learning centres to emerge among the best Universities in Nigeria.

“I am highly fulfilled and happy for this honourary celebration organised by my friends, associates and the University management at large.”

The VC who also thanked everyone who contributed to the success of his administration disclosed that after leaving office, he would continue to contribute his quarter to the sustained grow and development of the University.

Earlier, the chairman on the occasion, Justice Alexius Okuma, described the university Vice Chancellor as a man who came, saw and conquered Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University and commended him for his good legacies.

Describing Nwakoby’s five-year rule as a monumental advancement for the institution, Nwozor noted that the VC would be leaving the institution far better than he met it, especially in the areas of infrastructure, welfare, discipline, integrity, transparency and accountability.

In their separate goodwill messages, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration Professor Mathias Añanti, his Academic counterpart, Professor Osita Chiaghanam and the member representing Ihiala in the House of Representatives, Right Honourable Pascal Agbodike,

said that the transformation and incredible progress brought by professor Nwakoby have made Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University stand out as one of the best tertiary institutions in Nigeria and prayed God to elevate him to a bigger position.

The Nigerian Tribune gathered that the one-hundred-and-six literature succinctly mirrors the Vice Chancellor’s breakthroughs beginning from his early life, to becoming a professor and then through the five years of his tenure at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

Partitioned into five chapters, the book was edited by Professor Solomon Ekwenze and the Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr Harrison Madubueze.

SOURCE: PUNCH NEWSPAPER

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