Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Charles Esimone on Tuesday assured best graduating students of the institution overseas post graduate training.
Esimone disclosed this at the University auditorium during the Price Giving day to the 49 best graduating students as part of the events marking the 14th convocation ceremony of the institution.
He said the decision for the abroad training was to ensure the students were further equipped to remain relevant in their various fields of studies.
Esimone, who assured automatic employment of Graduate Assistant to the best graduating students in fulfilment of his promise to sustain the culture, explained that the awards were in recognition of their commitment to their studies.
He said, “It’s time to celebrate our best. If you excel, the world will celebrate you. We don’t have silver or gold, but we must celebrate you by recognising your hardwork which pays.
“The awards are also to encourage and challenge other students to work hard to attain the best in their various fields of studies.
“We will continue to keep track records of the best graduating students through our alumni body. We already have a scheme for that.”
While congratulating the beneficiaries, Esimone urged them to be good and worthy ambassadors of the institution wherever they might find themselves.
“Zik has been a brand name that must be maintained and protected. I appeal to you to be good ambassadors of the institution by guarding the brand name jealousy. Ensure the quality does not diminish, but protected,” he stressed.
The VC also appreciated the parents and sponsors of the beneficiaries for the supportive roles towards the success stories of their wards.
The events witnessed scholarships awards by Royal Ceramics Limited to the best graduating students in the fourteen faculties of the institution, as well as a donation of N250, 000 to the overall best graduating student, Eze Gabriel.
Responding on behalf of the awardees, the best graduating student, Eze Gabriel appreciated the university authority for recognising excellence, saying his giant stride was informed by the motivation he garnered while witnessing previous awards presentations.