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ISSN 1595-1685                                                     June 27, 2011                                          vol. 4  no. 24


VC To attend 3rd FUTO INTERNATIONAL COnference on RENEWAL and Alternative Energy

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Boniface C. E. Egboka has been invited to attend the third (3rd) FUTO International Conference on Renewal and Alternative Energy and second (2nd) Annual Conference of the Renewal and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria.  The theme of the conference is tagged: “Renewal Energy for National Industrial Growth”. 

The Conference will provide a platform for scientists, engineers, technologists, bureaucrats, politicians to interact, share and exchange ideas, knowledge and research information, form collaborations and explore the potentials of modern technology in solving the global energy challenges.

It is organised by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), and the Renewal and Alternative Energy society of Nigeria.

Bishop Ezeokafor
warns students AGAINST waste of time
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor has enjoined students to make best of the opportunity given them in school and avoid waste of time. 

He made the appeal when he paid an apostolic visit to the St. Joseph the Worker Chaplaincy during a holy mass at the Garuba Square Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

According to Bishop Ezeokafor, the students should take advantage of the opportunity of being in school and lay good foundation for themselves.

Speaking on blessed trinity which was celebrated that day, Bishop Ezeokafor said that the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.

Earlier in his speech during the reception, the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Boniface C. e. Egboka while thanking the Bishop for the timely apostolic visit, urged the St. Joseph the Worker Chaplaincy to ensure speedy completion of the church project.

In a welcome address signed by Sir Chidi Ezeoke, Vice-Chairman, Chaplaincy Council, Prof. J. O. Ogbuagu, Secretary Chaplaincy, and Rev. Fr. Dr. Boniface Obiekezie, Chaplain, the Chaplaincy enumerated their achievements and challenges.

Having recognized that hostel management by the Church is a new and effective means of evangelization, the Chaplaincy hoped that the Diocese will take up the challenge of building and management of hostels for Catholic students.

The Chaplaincy informed the bishop of a very cordial relationship it enjoys with Nnamdi Azikiwe university.

The Bishop was later presented with gifts from various groups and individuals.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Acad), Prof. Joe Ahaneku gave a vote of thanks.


Nnamdi Azikiwe University has received books and other research materials which cut across different courses in the University from the Sir Emeka Offor/Book for Africa Foundation. 

The presentation which took place on the 25th of June, 2011 at the Civic Centre in Oraifite, Anambra State, the home town of the founder, Sir. Emeka Offor,  pulled a crowd from all works of life and witnessed the presence of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (GCON) who was the Chief Guest of Honour, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Prof. N. A. Damachi, ably represented by his deputy, Dr. (Mrs) C. Nzerem,  the governors of Anambra State, and Imo State, his Excellencies  Mr. Peter Obi, and Chief Rochas Okorocha, Commissioners from different states among whom was our own Prof. Stella Okunna, Vice-Chancellors, Provosts, Rectors from different Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, numbering about twenty seven in number. Others were; Anglican Bishops, Traditional Rulers, different secondary and primary school principals and Head teacher.

UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Boniface C. E. Egboka led the University Management to the event. Present with him were; The DVC (Academics), Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, DVC (Admin), Prof. Benchuks Okeke, the University Registrar, Barr. C. C. Okeke, Acting Librarian, Mr. E. Onwuka, Director, Academic Planning, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, Director, International Cooperation, Prof. O. Onyali, Director, Pre-Science, Prof. G. C. Unachukwu, Dean, Student Affairs, Prof. Au. Nonyelu, Dean, PG School, Prof. L. O. Anike, Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Ken Nwogu, Dean, Management Sciences, Prof. P. C. Onwuchekwa, Dean, Social Sciences, Prof. E Egboh, SAVC (I), Mr. E. C. Okoye, PAVC (I), Mr. Kizito Okonkwo, and PAVC (II), Ms Megy C. Abanah, Acting CSO, Mr. Lawrence Okeke,

During his brief speech, Senator Anyim said that the generous gestures by the Foundation should be emulated by other capable individuals, corporate bodies in Anambra State and Nigeria at large, praying that it also re-awakens the dying reading culture.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Prof. N. A. Damachi said in his address that the occasion was timely because education is very important, and the pivot of sustainable development of any nation. He commended the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, saying that noble venture is an excellent way of supporting qualitative education.

While commending Sir Emeka Offor, Governor Peter Obi said he was a generous man with a large heart and the spirit of giving. He said there are a lot of people in Anambra State who can do what he has done, while imploring them to aid education and other sectors to better the lives of the less privileged.

In his thought provoking speech, the Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha said, “Life is useless, unless one is able to help others”. According to him, Chief Emeka Offor has given the youths reason to live and hope for tomorrow and brought back the avenue for reviving the reading culture which has gradually fallen. Governor Okorocha said that “reading is wisdom and wisdom is everything”, hence, he implored the youths to grab the opportunity and make good use of it.

UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Boniface C. E. Egboka who made a speech on behalf of the Vice-Chancellors present said, it was worthy of being grateful to the Foundation as its gesture would enhance the standard of education. Prof. Egboka said Sir Emeka Offor has done quite a lot, not just to Anambrarians, but to the church and Nigeria as a whole. Also, he has tackled poverty head on with great love for the youths especially students, and should be emulated as a model. While promising on the safety and care for books and research materials given to the university, he prayed for God’s blessings on Sir Emeka Offor and his family.

Other speakers at the event were the Coordinator of the Foundation, Hon. Sir Anthony A. Obi who explained that the foundation is geared towards alleviating poverty through empowering the populace to gainfully source means of livelihood, availing affordable free medical treatment, assisting indigent intelligent pupils/ students to acquire education and establishing/rehabilitating basic developmental infrastructures. He said the next batch of the books would be distributed soon to schools that did not get this time around.

The president of the Nigerian Library Association, Prof. L. O. Aina who was represented by the Vice-president said the association felicitates with Sir Emeka Offor who is a patriotic citizen, for the reading materials, while imploring him to help realize the dream of a standard public Library in Nigeria.

Finally, Sir Emeka Offor thanked all for coming, and said the gesture was a way of giving back to society what God has given him. He also promised to do more, hoping the materials are put in good use.


Nnamdi Azikiwe UNIVERSITY, Xiamen University to promote student exchange

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, and Xiamen University China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote student exchange between the two institutions.

The purpose of the agreement is to further mutual understanding between the two institutions and enhance teaching, learning, internationalization of each institution.  It also provides for exchange opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. Terms of the agreement are as follows:

(1)  Duration of stay shall be for up to a period of one semester or one Academic Year.

(2)  Number of Exchange Students:  Only two students may be accepted or sent under this program.

(3)  Status of Exchange Students:  Each institution shall accept incoming exchange students as non-regular student.

(4)  Acceptance Procedures:  Students would have compiled at least one year of University work, and must have good academic standing, e.g. 75% average or GPA of 3.0 in previous academic work at home University.

(5)  Study program:  Each exchange student shall determine the study program at the host university institution in consultation with academic advisors of both institutions.

(6)  Academic Record and Accreditation:  The home institution may give credit to each student according to its regulations, based on its evaluation of academic performance of the students.

(7)  Tuition, fees, expenses:  Students shall not be required to pay tuition or fees at host institution, provided they have paid the appropriate tuition or fees to home institution.

(8)  Government Requirements:  Exchange students will meet all requirements of the host country as regards immigration, family and dependants.

(9)  Commencement and Duration of the Agreement:  May be modified through the consent of both institutions and remains valid until five (5) years from date of signature.



The Governing Council and Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University have commended Prof. A. O. Ike of NADICEST, Enugu, for his contributions to the development of the University, through his Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).  The University appreciates and prays that God in his infinite mercy would bless and replenish his gestures.


UNIZIK Bags Another Award

Nnamdi Azikiwe University has added another award to its numerous awards, this time for saving lives.

The humanitarian service award was presented to the SUG President, who received it on behalf of the University at the World’s Blood Donor Day marked at the University Auditorium of Imo State University on the 14th of June, 2011.

The award was given to our own great UNIZIK in recognition of its support and outstanding service to humanity in the area of blood donation.

In his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Health, Mr. Linus Awute said, the World Blood Donor Day was declared on the 14th of June, 2004 by the fifty-eight (58) World Health Assembly for their support for voluntary blood donation.  He said every year, the world celebrates the World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood, and Nigeria celebrated this year’s event with the support of US Embassy.


Mr. Awute said the theme of this year’s event is “More Blood, More Life”. The National Blood Transfusion Service, he continued has the responsibility of ensuring the availability of safe blood.

According to him, through the commitment of the people and governments of the United States of America and Nigeria, there are currently 17 operational National Blood Transfusion Centers spread over the six (6) geo-political zones of Nigeria, pioneered by technical partners of the NBTS, Safe Blood for Africa Foundation in 2004.


Also, the organisation seeks to promote the appropriate clinical use of blood which serves to reduce the incidence of adverse reaction.

The SUG President, UNIZIK, Comrade Onyinye Umejiburu in his short speech said he appreciated the award, and harped on the importance of people to donate blood for the safety of others.



Two graduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nworah Patrick (Political Sciences) and Vivian Adaeze Ozue (Law) have been offered Chinese Government scholarships to read Masters in Xiamen University, China, which is the partner University of UNIZIK on Chinese Studies.

These two beneficiaries were nominated for the scholarship because of their outstanding performance in the Certificate Programme of the Confucius Institute at UNIZIK.

Chinese Government scholarship is one of the three types of scholarship which the Confucius Institute at UNIZIK offers to her students every year.  Other scholarships are those provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Xiamen University.

Confucius Institute presently runs three programmes – Degree, Diploma, and Certificate.  Courses taught at the Institute are Chinese Language, Chinese Culture, and Chinese History.  Students of each of these programmes stand good chances of getting any of the above-mentioned scholarships annually.


UNIZIK Appreciates Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

For benefiting from the book distribution ceremonies involving educational supplies, laptops and Desktops by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), Nnamdi Azikiwe University has appreciated the donor, Sir Emeka Offor.

In a letter to the foundation by the Registrar, Barr. C. C. Okeke, it was noted that UNIZIK was among the few institutions that benefited from the first batch of the exercise which is part of SEOF’s critical intervention efforts in the nation’s educational system.

 “We appreciate your kind gesture in choosing UNIZIK to benefit from the exercise and assure you that the materials will be of immense benefit to our students”, the Registrar said.


Seismic Micro-Technology donates to UNIZIK

Kingdom Software worth about 1.7m has been donated to Nnamdi Azikiwe University by the Seismic Micro-Technology, USA.

The Software is among the current state-of-the-art technology in use by the Exploration and Production Oil Industries world-wide and will be very useful to staff and students of Department of Geological Sciences especially graduate students.


The donation was in response to a request for such assistance from Seismic Micro-Technology by Dr. Benard L. Odoh of the Department of Geological Sciences.


Science Teachers Association of Nigeria to Honour Prof. Akuezuilo

Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter has selected Prof. E. O. Akuezuilo, Director, CEP, Nnamdi Azikiwe University among those to be honoured in their 2011 annual luncheon, awards and science exhibition.

Prof. Akuezuilo will be honoured as ICON of STAN following his contribution and support to the association in Anambra State which have remained exemplary and sources of encouragement to their members.


The award ceremony will take place at Choice Hotels, Awka on 26th July, 2011 by 12.00 noon. UNIZIK Bulletin congratulates Prof. Akuezuilo.


National Health Insurance Scheme Update

The National Health Insurance Scheme Update is fully ongoing, and the University Community is advised to source their health needs through the scheme at the Medical Centre.

Also, the University Staff whose names appear on the University Bulletin are advised to come to the Medical Centre to pick their NHIS ID Cards.

Furthermore, those who desire to register/change to Medical Centre for their NHIS needs should be on the lookout for the information on the University Bulletin, as Maayoit Health Care Limited will soon come around in July, 2011 for the exercise at the University Medical Centre.


The following are the names of staff whose NHIS ID Card are at the University Medical Centre:

1.      Nwuya G.

2.      Onyeachoham Chekwuebe

3.      Nwosu Tochukwu

4.      Aniekwe Agnes

5.      Okonkwo Edwin

6.      Ogbuze Cordelia

7.      Anene Edith

8.      Chukwukaelo Bonny

9.      Nweke Kinsley

10.     Okika Charles      

11.     Ogbuefi Eucheria

12.     Orajaka Beatrice

13.     Moneke Nneka    

14.     Oguama Elizabeth           

15.     Ozor Florence     

16.     Okonkvvo Ngozi 

17.     Igwe Caroline      

18.     Anyaegbu Mercy 

19.     Onwudiwe Virginia           

20.     Ekanem Justina   

21.     Okereke Victoria

22.     Uddeogu Virginia

23.     Ezekwube Patience

24.     Anago Samuel

25.     Pat Josephine

26.     Asogwa Mabel    

27.     Agunobi ignatius 

28.     Ezeokpo Joy

29.     Ngwu Okonkwu

30.     Ugochukwu Emmanuel

31.     Anike Angela

32.     Nwankwere Angela

33.     Eme Cecilia

34.     Ogbo Frank

35.     Ekweogu Lovelin E

36.     Isidienu, Ike

37.     Nweke Nneka                  

38.     Onwuamaeze Anthony     

39.     Nweke Mathias                

40.     Anikpe Oliver                  

41.     Nwakakwa Ifeanyi

42.     Ajibo Emmanuel  

43.     Mbah Jennifer     

44.     Okoro Christie     

45.     Okoye C.            

46.     Nwobi Samuel     

47.     Ezeani Josephine

48.     Onyechi P.                      

49.     Ejifor Virginia                  

50.     Emembolu Loveth

51.     Obazi Marcel

52.     Odigwu Chukwujekwu

53.     Okolocha Chimezie

54.     Okafor Emmanuel

55.     Mbeledogu Emeka

56.     Mmadike Benjamin

57.     Okonkwor Cordelia

58.     Anedo Onukwube

59.     Nwankwo Mercy

60.     Sani Adamu

61.     Agbodike Ogochukwu

62.     Mogor Grace

63.     Uba Lawrence

64.     Okereke Ikechukwu

65.     Nnere Patience

66.     Nwimo Nkiru

67.     Alukwe Ukoma

68.     Ofordi Ignatius

69.     Mbonu Rosaline

70.     Aghandu Agatha

71.     Uzuke Kelvin

72.     Enemuoh Francis

73.     Nmah Patrick

74.     Ndinechohi Gabriel

75.     Ogbalu Anthony

76.     Nweke Granca

77.     Obienusi Ernest

78.     Igwegse Chizoba

79.     Umezinwa Emmanuel

80.     Ezeani Tochukwu

81.     Anene Alex

82.     Nwobu Analokwu

83.     Uche Oliver

84.     Osondu Nnamdi

85.     Adum Ngozi

86.     Uzochukwu Ikemefuna

87.     Anigbogu Sylvanus

88.     Dike Blessing

89.     Onyiogelle Helen

90.     Njoku Oliver

91.     Egboka Ifeoma

92.     Otubah Grace

93.     Anakweze Stephen

94.     Ikeme Chukwubuike

95.     Okoro Elizabeth

96.     Onyishi Francis

97.     Okpaokerue Chinyere

98.     Anyachebelu Chiazor

99.     Okpata Paul

100.   Onuegbu Theresa

101.   Acholokwu Innocent

102.   Obiesili Amechi

103.   Nwangwu Felicia

104.   Ndigwe Augustine

105.   Onvejiaka Odinikpo

106.   Okechukwu Josephine

107.   Nwankwo Alex

108.   Nwoka Stephen

109.   Ezenudo Sylvanus

110.   Adebola Helen

111.   Ozijiofor Beatrice

112.   Nnabueze Kenneth

113.   Okwuanaso Samuel

114.   Ikwunne Anthony

115.   Anyoke Agnes

116.   Ojiakor Rita

117.   Ibeanusi Solomon

118.   Okeke Chinyere

119.   Nnuka Augbtina

120.   Onyechi Joy

121.   Ifediora Jacob

122.   Achufusi Samuel

123.   Akunna Gladys

124.   Ibiam Uchenna

125.   Okoro Sunday

126.   Anakwuba Augustine

127.   Arinze Ifeyiwa

128.   Ezeonu Elochukwu

129.   Odega Ejike                    

130.   Ekwunlfe Igweze  

131.   Ekwuagana Chijioke        

132    Maouka Leticis    

133.   Odoh Christian    

134.   Ibeneme Ngochukwu       

135.   Onwuka Ebele     

136.   Ikejioha Fidelis    

137.   Mbeledogu Chinwe          

138.   Okafor Eunice     

139.   Ezeugbor Caol    

140.   Nwankwo Bridget

141.   Koye-Ogball Chined,U     

142.   Ben-Ndukwe Obianuju      

143.   Nwanna Ifeanyi    

144.   Ejesi Nkol                       

145.   Odili Chijioke                   

146.   Nwabueze Felicia 

147.   Ajekwu Thomas   

148.   Emekwue Fidelia 

149.   Nnebeana Ebele

150.   Ufoh Samuel

151.   Egbuna Mabel

152.   Okeke Stella

153.   Egbe Chinwe

154.   Anike Okechukwu

155.   Ejiofor Clementina

156.   Ufoh Uche

157.   Anwaegbu Nkiru

158.   Nwabuineli Augustina

159.   Okanebo A.

160.   Ibe Juliana

161.   Ibemesi J.

162.   Nwoye Thersea    

163.   Ebelebe Paul                  

164.   Akujobi T.                       

165.   Ezegbe Gwamniru           

166.   Bassey Affiong   

167.   Uzoekwe H.                     

168.   Okafor Helen                   

169.   Onukwuli Okechukwu       

170.   Nkwor Cletus                   

171.   Okafor Nkasiobi  

172.   Nwadigwe Charles           

173.   Okpala Chudi                  

174.   Oghara Vincent   

175.   Nwobu J.            

176.   Okafor Obageli

177.   Anyanmene Chris

178.   Ob1ajulu Ifey1nwa           

179.   Okonkwo Obianuju          

180.   Nelidem Edith     

181.   Onuko Theodora 

182.   Mbanu Roseline  

183.   Echekoba Felix   

184.   Ezeakor Michael              

185.   Ezeigwe M.                     

186.   Nwaekwe Joy                  

187.   Anizoba Grace    

188.   Anyaeze Everistus           

189.   Obikezie Winifred

190.   Anyachebelu John           

191.   Anyabolu Ifeanyi 

192.   Ekwunife Syvester           

193.   Njoku Grace                    

194.   Umerie Godfrey   

195.   Adeniyi Mojisola

196.   Nwabueze Geofrey          

197.   Obiezeani Mac-Anthony

198.   Umeji Nneka                    

199.   Okoye Angelina   

200.   Nnaemeka Eberechukwu

201.   Abamara Nnaemeka        

202.   Ono Mathew                    

203.   Okekefidelis Monica        

204.   Anaso Ngozi                   

205.   Orji Collins                      

206.   Onugu Charles    

207.   Onyechi Nkolika  

208.   Ojukwu Clement  

209.   Njelita Louis                    

210.   Hjelita Louis                    

211.   Chude Joseph     

212.   Ogidi Patricia                  

213.   Adri Angela                     

214.   Odimegwu Ike     

215.   Dukor Maduabuchi          

216.   Nduka Denis                   

217.   Ogugua Patricia  

218.   Ejiofor Ikenna      

219.   Ibekwe Eunice     

220.   Igwesi David                   

221.   Onuora Mercy     

222.   Madubo Esther   

223.   Ukachukwu Helen

224.   Okoye Ngozi                   

225.   Okafor Mary-Jane

226.   Nnabude P.                     

227.   Agbodike Florence          

228.   Ejete Francis                   

229.   Nwankwo Lily      

230.   Umego M.                       

231.   Onyido A.                       

232.   Kenechukwu Theresa       

233.   Mkpo Caroline     

234.   Ubaezuonu T.      

235.   Nwobi Theresa    

236.   Onuorah C.                     

237.   Anyaodrah F.                  

238.   Okechukwu Emmanuel

239.   Nwosu Chinwe     

240.   Okeke Augustine 

241.   Anajekwu Benedetie        

242.   Eze Amaka                     

243.   Ezejiofor Emmanuel

244.   Nwankwo Chike   

245.   Oguejiofor Goerge          

246.   Onyeka Catherine

247.   Ani Reuben                     

248.   Anyamene A.                  

249.   Kachi Ngozi                    

250.   Ezeonu Stella                  

251.   Nwadiogbu Unoaku         

252.   Muo  Ifedunyere  

253.   Mogbo Njideka   

254.   Okafor Ignatius   

255.   Nwobu G.                       

256.   Adigwe C

257.   Ibeneme Chinwe  

258.   Emeremadu Mark

259.   Ezejiofor Victoria 

260.   Chinwuba Unoma

261.   Ubaa Lawrence    

262.   Okpaleke Ozioma

263.   Nwankwo C.                    

264.   Okafor Ngozi                  

265.   Okika Juliana                  

266.   Ananomo Leonard           

267.   Onyechi Joseph  

268.   Ojene Alice                     

269.   Uzoezie Chukwunonso     

270.   Obianyo Nkolika  

271.   Mabia Chidozie   

272.   Oguegbe Catherine          

273.   Nnobenikwu Agustina      

274.   Ikon Michael                    

275.   Bassey Daniel     

276.   Onwuegbusi Ekwutosi     

277.   Osazuwa Orobosa           

278.   Ogbonna Francis 

279.   Dike Chukwuemeka         

280.   Odinye Onyemaechi        

281.   Onwurah Chika    

282.   Chidokwe Basil   

283.   Ukah Joseph                   

284.   Eze Hycent                     

285.   Okoli Flora                      

286.   Ezebuba Nonye   

287.   Oranye Adiba                  

288.   Okpala Theodore 

289.   Chibundu Rebecca          

290.   Ezechuwnuj Josephine     

291.   Agbaosi Nkoli                 

292.   Ezike Chukwuma 

293.   Elom Sunday                  

294.   Nwasor Victor     

295.   Okonkwo Nnaemeka        

296.   Nwigbo Solomon

297.   Okeke Benson    

298.   Nwofia Cletus      

299.   Ehiahuruike Obinna          

300.   Ejidike Uzoamaka

301.   Ogbunugafor Henrietta

302.   Onwuasoanya Emeka      

303.   Ugbede Nchekwube        

304.   Okoye Esther                  

305.   Nwosu Obinna     

306.   Obineli Susana    

307.   Mathias Bentina   

308.   Okechukwu Joy   

309.   Okpata Paul                    

310.   Ilo Victor             

311.   Okeke Ngozi                   

312.   Ezenweke Elizabeth         

313.   Abijiofor Victoria 

314.   Olisaemeka Chiadofu      

315.   Okpalaokerue Eucharia

316.   Nnaji Nnamdi                   

317.   Nwokoye Anthony           

318.   Maduewsi Emilia 

319.   Aziama Augustine

320.   Nwofor Maureen  

 FEmale Security Officers appreciate their male counterparts

Recently, the Female Security officers of the Security Unit expressed their heartfelt appreciation to their male colleagues by presenting a voluntary token to them for their tireless efforts in maintaining security in the University, especially during night patrols and festive periods.

In response, the Acting Chief Security Officer, Mr. Okeke Lawrence thanked the female security officers for their unique and moral gesture.


Federal College of Education (Technical) Affiliates with UNIZIK in some programmes

The National University Commission (NUC) has approved the affiliation of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in the following programmes:

1.       Home Economics

2.       Business Education

3.       Early Childhood & Primary Education

4.       Educational Management

5.       Library and Information Science

6.       Building/Woodwork Tech. Education

7.       Electrical/Electronic Technology Education

8.       Mechanical/Automobile Techn. Education

9.       Biology Education

10.    Chemistry Education

11.    Mathematics Education

12.    integrated Science


Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress is not always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you are constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.

If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it is time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.


What is stress? Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it is real or imagined – the body\'s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself. Stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.


How do you respond to stress? It is important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The most dangerous thing about stress is how easily it can creep up on you. You get used to it. It starts to feel familiar, even normal. You do not notice how much its affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll.

The signs and symptoms of stress overload can be almost anything. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently as sometimes stress does not always look stressful.


Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms;

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

Emotional Symptoms

  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness

Physical Symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds

Behavioral Symptoms

  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

Keep in mind that the signs and symptoms of stress can also be caused by other psychological and medical problems. If you are experiencing any of the warning signs of stress, it is important to see a doctor for a full evaluation. Your doctor can help you determine whether or not your symptoms are stress-related.


Things that influence your stress tolerance level

·         Your sense of control

·         Your support network, colleagues at work, or family members at home.

·         Your attitude and outlook to challenges

·         Your ability to deal with your emotions 

·         Your knowledge and preparation for task ahead

Causes of stress: The situations and pressures that cause stress are known as stressors. We usually think of stressors as being negative, such as an exhausting work schedule, anything that puts high demand on you or forces you to adjust can be stressful. What causes stress depends, at least in part, on your perception of it. Something that\'s stressful to you may not faze someone else.

Common external causes of stress

  • Major life changes
  • Work
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Financial problems
  • Being too busy
  • Children and family


Common internal causes of stress

  • Inability to accept uncertainty
  • Pessimism
  • Negative self-talk
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Perfectionism
  • Lack of assertiveness

Effects of chronic stress; The body does not distinguish between physical and psychological threats. When one is stressed over a busy schedule, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be “on” most of the time. The more your body’s stress system is activated, the easier it is to trip and the harder it is to shut off.

Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.







Madubo Esther Ngozi

Security Dept.

July, 1st


The Faculty of Medicine congratulates the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Boniface C. E. Egboka, on successful completion of his first two years in office, the great strides he has made towards the advancement of this citadel of learning, and his visionary support given to meritocracy.


Professor Chinyere Ohiri Aniche, a Guest Lecturer at the 6th Chief (Dr.) F. C. Ogbalu Memorial Lecture, held on the 2nd of June, 2011, has written to thank the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Boniface Egboka and the University Community for the great honour accorded her as a Guest Lecturer at the occasion.  According to her, she enjoyed the cordial atmosphere existing in the University, as it made the event very heartwarming and rewarding.  Prof. Aniche also congratulates the VC on the giant

strides recorded by his administration in all facets of development going on in the University.

She and her family pray that God would give the VC and his team good health and strength to keep leading our great University in the path of progress.

Wedding Bells

The families of Mr. Michael Iloegbunam of Ikenga Village, Umumbo and late Mr. Peter Udemezue Okafor of Amah Village, Ifite-Ogwari, both in Ayamelum L. G. A. of Anambra State, cordially invite the University Community to the Wedding Ceremony of their Children: Juliana Ifeanyi Iloegbunam and Comrade John Emeka Okafor on Saturday, 2nd July, 2011 at St. Luke’s Catholic Chaplaincy Church, Nnewi.  Mass begins at 9.00 a.m. prompt, reception follows immediately after mass at the Church Compound.  Comrade John Emeka Okafor (SPM) is a staff in the Security Unit, College of Health Sciences, Nnewi.


Prof. S. N. Nwosu Loses Dad

The former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and presently the H. O. D. of the Department of Ophthalmology has lost his father, Chief Ume Ntukokwu Patrick Nwosu (Ume Nnabuike), aged 82 years.  Burial Arrangements:  Thursday 14th, July, 2011 – Wake keep and Vigil Mass in his compound, Uhuori Ukpor; Friday, 15th July, 2011, 5.45 a.m. – Body leaves Citex Mortuary, Agbuana, Ukpor for his residence, 6.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. – Lying-in-state in his compound, 11.00 a.m. – Requiem High Mass at St. mary’s (Mother of the Church); Saturday 16th July, 2011 – Outing Mass at St. Mary’s (Mother of the Church) Catholic Church, Centre, Ukpor.


The Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Boniface Egboka regrets to announce the demise of:

Mary Obaji Ogbagah whose death occurred on Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 at the University Medical Centre.  She will be buried on Friday, 1st July, 2011 at her home town Amachi-Unuhu in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.  Until her death she was a Clerical Officer in the VC’s Office.  May her soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord.  Amen.

Madam Mgborie Nnaji.  She will be buried on the 16th of July, 2011 in her husband’s compound, Nnaji Nnamani, Amankwo Obuno Akpu-Ugo in Nkanu West L. G. A., Enugu State after a Christian service.  Until her death she was the mother of Mr. Nnamdi Nnaji, a driver attached to the Director, Information and Public Relations.




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