The Vice-Chancellor, Abia State University Uturu (ABSU), Professor E. Uche Ikonne has flagged off a one-day workshop, organised by the Centre for Population Studies, Abia State University.
The theme of the workshop From Students’ Census to National Census: Lessons learnt’ a report on the 2016 census of ABSU Students to showcase the demographic, educational and social profiles of the students.
Professor Ikonne, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Professor O. M. Ogbulu stated that the workshop has a national significance as the result would provide a useful guide to the national population commission in the conduct of a census that is accurate and acceptable for the country.
Earlier, the Chairman of the event Professor C.I. Ogbonnaya appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for his achievements in the development of the University and the support given to the centre to carry out 2016 census project of ABSU.
In her address, the Director of the centre for Population Studies Abia State University, Professor Lady Stella Chibuzor Ogbuagu poured encomiums on the Vice-Chancellor for upholding the work of the centre, stressing that the lessons and challenges during the ABSU 2016 Census exercise is needful to widen knowledge in census planning.
The workshop later went into panel discussions for presentation and adoption of workshop communique.