ESUT Elevates 11 Lecturers As Profs, 31 Others Assoc. Profs | TimeTestedNews


Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), has elevated 11 of its teaching staff to the position of professorship, and 31 others promoted to the position of Associate Professors.
Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Charles Eze, made this known on Saturday in Enugu during a programme,: “Celebration of Excellent Leadership” organized by the Msc and Ph.D students of the university’s Institute for Peace, Conflict and Development Studies in honour of its Director, Professor Felix Asogwa.
The Vice Chancellor, who was also conferred with the award of ‘Pragmatic and Excellent Leadership’ expressed satisfaction with the activities of the institute which he said, is barely a year old.
He assured that as a university under his watch, “we will not hesitate to always assist you from our available little resources.
Eze disclosed that the newly elevated professors and Associate Professors were people who were overdue for the promotion since 2015, 2016, 2017, but were stagnated for quite a long time by successive administrations in the university, saying the elevation was announced on July 23, 2020.
He said that “stagnating workers for a long time is not the best in any system, whether academic or non academic environment, because it affects productivity adversely.
“So, as the Acting VC of ESUT, I found myself as a tool to do the needful and give them what they merited and deserves, and today, the beneficiaries are happy for it”.
The Acting Vice chancellor said that the Institute has a great role to play in tackling the alarming rate of conflicts in parts of the country via its products (graduates), calling on all and sundry to always give the management the necessary support.
In his remark, the Director of the Institute, Professor Asogwa, who was recently reappointed, thanked the organisers, particularly the Institute’s Coordinator, Researchers Forum, Mr. Chiedozie Nwafor, a PhD student, for coordinating the event in his honour, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
He noted that no nation, be it developed, or developing, including Nigeria, can make any meaningful headway or development in an atmosphere of conflict, or crisis, stressing that peace should always remain paramount “in all we do as a people. And that is why, we will not relent until the objective and motive for establishing the institute is fully realised”.
Nwafor, in his remarks, said: “It is not contestable that it is first of its kind in the South-East region, and as such, it will continue to produce worthy Ambassadors that will keep exporting what it is known for”.
Other award recipients included Enugu State Commissioner of police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, who is also a Phd student of the institute, Baywood Foundation, the Executive Director, West Africa Network for Peace Building, Dr. Chukwuemeka Eze, among others.