In keeping with her tradition of celebrating excellence and service, the Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) has formally presented prizes and awards to the Twelve (12) outstanding graduates of her 27th & 28th convocation ceremony which held November 12 2021.Speaking during the formal presentation of the prizes at the Senate chamber, the Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Professor Onyemachi M. Ogbulu commended the awardees for their outstanding performances in their chosen disciplines and urged them to keep it up.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the main purpose of their coming to study in Abia State University is to excel in character and learning, and having done so the University is encouraged to specially honor and appreciate them as well as use the opportunity to encourage others to be committed in their academics.ABSU the Vice-Chancellor stated will continue to maintain her academic standard despite obvious challenges and called on well meaning Abians, groups, the Alumni and corporate organizations to partner the University by instituting their own prizes, endowments, or awards in their preferred fields as a way of promoting education while building lasting legacies for themselves.
The major highlight of the event was the formal presentation of the prizes by the Vice-chancellor to the recipients as sponsored by different benefactors in respective fields of study.
While reading out the list of the recipients, the Registrar Dr Acho Elendu stated that the prizes range from cash awards, automatic employment, oversea scholarship and gold medal awards. The prizes he says were sponsored by different benefactors that includes, Honourable Chancellor Abia State University, HRM. Professor James Ortese Ayatse Tor-Tiv prize for the most well behaved student, Dr Uche Ogah prize for the best graduating student in accountancy and the best overall student, Late Ezeogo Dr Anagha Ezikpe gold medal award for best medical graduate, Late HRH Professor V.C Uchendu prize for best graduating final year student in sociology, Chief Barrister Umeh kalu(SAN) prize for best graduate in law, Chinyere Kalu Udensi prize for best graduating student in library and information science, late chief P.S Owunna foundation excellence prize award for best graduating student in law, Dr Emmanuel Ugochukwu Nwakanma prize for best graduating student in sociology and ACES (2016 Graduating Medical class- Dr Nneoma Yvonne Uhuegbu memorial award) for best graduating medical student.
In a vote of thanks, the prize recipient for the best graduating student in law for the 27th convocation Mr Udechukwu Benjamin on behalf of others expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor and Management for the honour accorded them and assured they will continue to be good ambassadors of the University wherever they go. The entire management team attended the prize presentation ceremony.