The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Charles Eze, said the University had promoted 11 of its lecturers to the rank of professors.
Eze revealed that 31 other lecturers were also promoted to the position of associate professors.
The VC, speaking during a programme tagged: “Celebration of Excellent Leadership’’ explained that the lecturers and associated professors were people who were overdue for the promotion since 2015, 2016, 2017, among other years but were stagnated for quite a long time by successive administrations in the university.
He noted that it isn’t advisable to stagnate workers for a long time in an academic or non-academic environment, as it affects productivity.
“As the Acting vice-chancellor of ESUT, I found myself as a wheeling tool to do the needful and give them what they merited and deserve and today, the beneficiaries are happy for it,’’ he said.
Eze added that as a university under his watch for now, the authorities would not hesitate to always assist the institute from the available little resources.
He said that the institute had a great role to play in tackling conflicts in parts of the country via its products (graduates) and called on all and sundry to always give the management the necessary support.
In his remark, Asogwa appreciated the organisers, particularly the Institute’s Coordinator, Researchers’ Forum, Mr Chiedozie Nwafor, a PhD student, for packaging the ceremony in his honour, in spite of the challenges posed by COVID-19.
According to him, peace should always remain paramount in all we do as a people.
Other speakers, who were mainly professors and facilitators at the institute, applauded the organisers and urged the university management to take the issue of adequate funding of the institute seriously, as it was the only way it could achieve desired results.
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