AE-FUNAI Secures N3.4 Bn Grant for Research

In 2021, ten academic staff members from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo from various faculties have obtained research funds totaling N3.4 billion locally and internationally.

Professor Sunday Elom, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, revealed this on Monday during a press conference to mark the university’s 6th convocation ceremonies, which are set for December 14, 2021. He said the achievement was a huge testament to the university’s academic staff’s success.

“Research grants are coming in thick and fast for our academic staff. Professor Elom stated, “In the year 2021, eight academic staff from various faculties received research funds totaling 3.4BN locally and abroad.”

According to the Vice-Chancellor, the University will graduate 900 students across ten faculties, with 20 receiving First Class honors and 306 receiving Second Class Upper honors.

He went on to say that 494 students received Second Class Lower, 79 received Third Class, and one received a Pass.

“A convocation lecture titled “Cost-sharing in Funding University Education in Nigeria” will be held on Monday, December 13th, 2021, prior to the convocation. Professor Charles Chike Onochie, former Vice-Chancellor of Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State, will chair the occasion, which will be addressed by Emeritus Professor Onyechi Obidoa.

“Also, as part of the programme of activities for the 6th convocation ceremony, on Thursday, 9th December 2021, 68 pioneer graduating students of our Faculty of Education will be inducted into the teaching profession by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria.

“On Tuesday, 7th December 2021, there will be a research fair/art exhibition, where the university scholars and researchers will showcase their works and innovations to the public,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

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