UNN VC Wins 2016 Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba received the 2016 Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award in Education, Medicine and Societal Development.
The award was conferred on him by the Pan African students, under their umbrella group, the All Africa Students Union (AASU), in an event which took place at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium of the institution.
Presenting the award, the Acting Speaker of AASU Congress, Ambassador Armstrong Ovie-Afabor said the choice of Prof. Ozumba was based on his outstanding administrative track records as Vice-Chancellor and his ‘stellar antecedents’ as a medical doctor.
He stressed that Professor Ozumba did not solicit for the award as his selection was based on merit and recommendation of the union.
The Speaker explained that the aim of the award is to promote excellence among African leaders and project them as role models to the younger generations.
In his reaction, the Vice-Chancellor, said that the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award had challenged him to double his efforts in the service to humanity.
Ozumba sought the elimination of all forms of barrier in the inter-university movement among African students to enhance exchange of ideas and knowledge sharing.
High point of the event was the inauguration of the university’s newly elected students’ union leaders.