ABSU final year students honour lecturers recently, the final year students of the Department of Political Science, Abia State University, (ABSU) Uturu, held an award ceremony to honour their lecturers. According to the course representative of the final year students of the department, Kalu Emetu Macduff, the event was organised in honour of one of their lecturers, Professor Hearts Ofoeze “The award was organised as a surprise to our amiable lecturer, Professor Hearts Ofoeze, an outstanding lecturer. It is an award to recognise his contributions to our academic success and this was the first of its kind since the inception of the department,” he said. The professor was awarded as the best lecturer in the Department of Political Science, while Dr Steve Egbo was awarded as the most disciplined lecturer in the department.
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The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Okereke was awarded the Fatherly Heartfelt Man and Dr Chief Iheonu was awarded the Man of Great Potential. Speaking on behalf of the recipients of the awards, Professor Ofoeze thanked the students for deeming it right to honour their lecturers, adding that they were special and the best set he had taught. “My colleagues and I are happy for the awards and I wish to thank you on their behalf.” He also charged the students to be good ambassadors of the department and the institution at large. “Hard work can never kill. When you become graduates, endeavour to represent this school and department as responsible individuals. I am proud of you, you are the best set I have taught; to say the least,” he said. While speaking with Campusbeats, Macduff, praised Professor Ofoeze, saying that he is a good man, a brain box and above all, “he treats us as if he is our father.” Okebe Philips, a finalist of the department, described Professor Ofoeze as a dogged lecturer. favour nnadi (200- Level, Department of medical laboratory science , ABSU)
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