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Coal City University to induct 55 International Scholars, host Australian Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Prof Afam Icha-Ituma
Her Excellency, Claire Ireland

The Coal City University Enugu, CCU, holds two activities on Monday, September 7, and Thursday September 10, 2020 in her continued esteemed effort to internationalize, transform students learning experience and produce well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and globally employable graduates.
According to a statement by Loretta J. Udeh (Mrs), Registrar of the University, on Monday, the 7th, Coal City University will induct 55 International world class professors and fellows into the services of the University for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic sessions.
The induction, themed Engaging African Academic Diaspora in Building a Model University in Nigeria will feature Nigerian’s former Minister for National Planning, Prof Osita Ogbu as keynote speaker and CCU’s internationally respected Vice Chancellor, Prof Afam Icha-Ituma as host. The keynote speaker will discuss and reflect on the potential benefits that Africa can reap from its academic diaspora population. Icha-Ituma described the exercise as ‘ a bold move to building a model world class University in Nigeria’
The inductees include academics from different parts of Africa and Europe. They include Prof Aminu Mamman, University of Manchester, UK, Prof Ven Tauringana of the University of Southampton UK, Prof Ikenna Uzuegbunam of Ohio University USA, Professor Joseph Amankwa of University of Kent, among others. These highly accomplished academics will collaborate with their colleagues at CCU on joint research, projects and teaching of courses to deliver international standard learning to CCU students. The Visiting Professors will also undertake academic interventions related to enhancing capacities in teaching and research in all disciplines.
Induction time is 1pm and will be done online via Google Meet.
Then, on the 10th of September, at 10am, through Google Meet as well, Coal City University will host the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria and the ECOWAS states, Her Excellency, Claire Ireland, to a conversation themed Globalization, Higher Education and National Development: Experiences and Lessons from Australia.
The online conversation will be facilitated by Iphie Ugonabo, Director of CCU Career Services Center and moderated by Prof Chidi Onyia, Chairman of CCU Strategic Advisory Board.
These activities further indicate that Coal City University is a globally focused and fast-rising university in Nigeria. The University aims to provide quality education of international standards comparable to what is obtainable in top universities in North America and Europe, at a significantly lower fee than what it costs to study abroad.
For more information about the 2 events, visit the University website ccu.edu.ng.

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