The success story of Abia State University, under the dynamic Vice-Chancellor, *Distinguished Professor E. Uche Ikonne*, will be incomplete without paying tribute to the unique role of Abia State University Women Association (ABSUWA) , a gender-oriented Organization that embraces Female Senior Staff and Wives of Senior Male Staff of the University.
The Association which has the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, *Lady Barrister Uzoamaka Uche Ikonne*, as President, was founded in 1986, by wife of the pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Professor M.J.C Echeruo, with the primary aim of creating and enhancing meaningful activities for the welfare of her members, Womanhood, the University Community and its environs.
On assumption of Office on 1st December, 2015, courtesy of being the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, *Lady Barrister Uzoamaka Uche Ikonne*, an Amazon of inestimable value, a woman of substance, with enviable pedigree and a Legal luminary brought her wealth of experience and expertise to bear as a model. She set out to cut a nitche for herself in the annals of ABSUWA and Abia State University to ensure greater achievements and attainment.
The tenure of this astute Administrator, Passionate and Visionary Leader has further highlighted the awesomeness of Womanhood, particularly, with her resourcefulness and unique managerial capabilities.
The Vice-Chancellor, Distinguished Professor E. Uche Ikonne, described ABSUWA as a veritable pillar of support to the University Administration, with high Spiritual content. So far, the University Administration has been superbly supportive of ABSUWA activities and has effectively and significantly partnered with them, with donation of Bus, temporary Office Complex, financial support among others.
Respecting and acknowledging the worthy legacies of her predecessors, the Lady Barrister Uzoamaka Uche Ikonne led functional ABSUWA Leadership, has so far left indelible footprints for posterity with the following historic achievements:
🔸 Commissioning of its Counselling Centre “NNENANU HUB” (Mother listens) by the ABSUWA Matron and Wife of the Governor, Deaconess Nkechi Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D.
🔸 Regular visits to Rehabilitation centres, Motherless Babies homes, Correctional Centres with various forms of assistance.
🔸 Empowerment of indigent persons in and around the University Community.
🔸 Award of scholarship to a newly admitted student of Computer Science of the University, a cripple, Patrick Odinakachi Osuafor.
🔸 Scholarship Award to Miss Blessing Onuoha, an undergraduate in the Department of Economics for her courage in speaking against sexual harrassment by a Lecturer.
🔸 Scholarship Award to Miss Ifunanya Obruchi, a Secondary School Student, thus rescuing her from forced early marriage.
🔸 Organized Annual Prayer Summits and involving the Students in Spiritual training and upliftment.
🔸 Committed to the completion of the ABSUWA Gender/Resource Centre Complex for the University Community.
🔸 Organizing Seminars on the dangers of Sexual Abuse for the students, at the ABSU, Staff School and Daycare.
🔸 Introducing innovative capacity training Programmes for Staff of our Daycare, so that the pupils will have the right lead in life, securing the future of these young ones.
🔸 Organizing Christmas parties and involving the Students at all the levels, Primary, Secondary and University in such activities as drama presentation and choral renditions
🔸 Organizing Annual Father Christmas shows for the young pupils within the University Community which is also innovative.
🔸 Organizing Capacity Building/ Entrepreneurship training for Students, by involving them in ABSUWA talent fair exhibition, which was a huge success.
🔸 Attending and giving Inspirational, Spiritual and Motivational talks to Students periodically during conferences at Women of Wonders and Lilies Conferences etc.
🔸 Helping young ladies grow into dutiful and responsible adults.
🔸 Inauguration of Female Students Leaders Forum in the University
🔸 Inauguration of the first ever Parents Teachers Association for the University Daycare Centre and so on……
Kudos to our Amazing Amazon
God bless ABSUWA
God bless Abia State University.
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