Thursday, April 27, 2017

ART Exhibition in UNN Library

The Art exhibition tagged: ‘NKOLI KA’ which will hold in three cities in Nigeria including Nsukka, commenced yesterday, 27th April, 2017. The other cities are Abuja and Lagos and our library is proud to be the venue for this great event. Below are some of the art displays at the University Library basement. More to come... 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ROAR Nigeria Hub: Special Guests and other Guests

The event was a successful one, with the Princess Alexander Unity Hall and Auditorium filled to the brim. It was attended by great personalities such as:

Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, the Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Guest of Honour - His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State – Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ably represented by the Comissioner for Science and Technology
Charles Emembolu , the Director for BOC Innovations
Mr. Aniedi Udo-Obong , Developer Ecosystem Program Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Gooogle (Guest Speaker, event guest speaker)
Mr. James Agada, Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (Guest Speaker , Presentation of 1st Cohorts of ROAR Nigeria Hub)
Dr. Sven Thore Holme, Founder of Ideon Science Park (Guest Speaker, Student Impact: Call to action)
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General (NITDA) National Information Technology Development Agency (Guest Speaker, Student impact: Call to action)
Exhibition Panelists
Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Head of platform Partnerships, Middle East and Africa Facebook
Olayemi Joseph, Solution Architect, Huawei Technologies
Abdul-Hakeem Olasewere, Chief Executive Officer, Bayshare Technologies Nigeria Limited
Ogechukwu Udeagha, Manager, Media and Communications, Exxon Mobil
Professor Joy Ezeilo, OON, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria – Former United Nations Special Rapportuer on Human Trafficking Founder Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL)
Dr. Collins Agu, Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services (ITTS), National Technology Development Agency
Prof. Emma Ezeani - Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, UNN (on red cap), spotted with others

The Vice Chancellor Speaks


Tuesday, April 25, 2017


THE University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations hereby invites the University Community to the Public Introduction to the Roar Nigeria Hub which event holds at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Campus

The University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations are having the Public Introduction of the Roar Nigeria Hub, the first full-fledged university embedded technology hub in West Africa.

Roar Nigeria is a technology hub established by a collaboration between University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and BOC Innovations (Benefiting Our Community) in 2016. It is situated at the Nsukka campus of the University and will develop an ecosystem that will foster technology innovations that become marketable products and services.

These businesses will benefit the country and the sub region by creating jobs, generating wealth, improving the local economies and empowering the Naira. Moreso, years of research and research experience resident within the University can become marketable, sustainable and social impact products to the benefit of our communities.

The overriding concept for this initiative is that of the Triple Helix; leveraging the strengths of the Government, Academia and Private Sector for mutually beneficial success. Find herewith details of the main event forWednesday, April 26, 2017:

Main Event: Public Introduction – Wednesday 26th April 2017 (10am – 2pm)
 Introduction of Roar Nigeria Concept
·   Guest Speeches from Government, Local Private Sector,         International Private Sector and Academia

·  Presentation of 1st cohort of incubatees of Roar Nigeria Hub·  Discourse: The Triple Helix and technology innovation in Nigeria (Panel)
·  Huawei Authorised Information Network Academy (HAINA) and Roar Nigeria
·  Exhibition by 14 technology based startups will run concurrently at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA)
·  Formal Handover Event at Roar Nigeria Hub

Special Guest list includes:

·  H.E Prof. Yemi Osibanjo        -           The Vice President of Nigeria
·  H.E. Ifeanyi Ugwuany              -           Executive Governor of Enugu State
·  Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami               DG, National Information Technology Development Agency
·  Prof. Benjamin Ozumba          -           The Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
·  Dr Chukwueloka Umeh         -           MD/CEO Century Power Generation/Director Nestoil Plc
·  James Agada                            -           CEO, CWG Plc

·    Dr. Sven-Thore Holme       -           The Founder, Ideon Science Park, Lund University Sweden                                                     

·  Prof. Uwazurike                      -           President, UNN Alumni Abuja
·  Emeka Afigbo                          -           Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa at Facebook
·  Uzo Nwagwu                          -           Finance Director, General Electric
·  Olayemi Joseph                       -           Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies West Africa
·  Aniedi Udo – Obong              -           Developer Ecosystem Program Manager, Sub- Saharan Africa, Google
·  Adia Sowho                            -           Director Digital Business Etisalat·  Several others special guests

All should please endeavour to be present at the event and on time as the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo is expected to perform the commissioning ceremony

Okwun Omeaku – Chief (Dr.)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Roar Nigeria Technology Hub

Lions and Lionesses! This is to introduce to you, a first-of-its- kind project, which is about being launched in the Lion's Den, and in Nigeria. University of Nigeria Nsukka is THE LIONS' DEN where the Roar Nigeria Technology Hub is to be unveiled soon. Our post of 27th February, 2017 captured the Vice Chancellor and his team who visited Lund University, Sweden for a training on entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem and Science Parks. Roar Nigeria Technology Hub is the result of the visit. You are hereby invited to the launching of the hub on 26th April, 2017 beside Faculty of Arts new lecture theatre hall. Time is 10am prompt. Do not miss out!
**You can also find the invitation announcement on the University website

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quality Assurance in Knowledge Management and Dissemination Research Group, UNN.

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On 12th April, 2017, there was a meeting of the Quality Assurance in Knowledge Management and Dissemination Research Group in the Library, to chart a way forward for the group. The group is led by Dr. Nwabuisi Imo (Head of Serials Division, UNN Library) with the following members: 

1. Dr. Ifeanyi J. Ezema
2. Dr. Emmanuel Ihekwoaba
3. Mr. Ferdinand Ugwuanyi
4. Mrs Uche Igbo
5. Mrs Helen Okpala
6. Mrs Caroline Asogwa
...Other co-opted members.  See pictures after the cut...


Call for Applications: The AAU Graduate Internship Grant

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The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities. Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships. 

We encourage our students to apply online at: 
The deadline for application is Friday 19th May, 2017.
Conditions for the Award of the Grant 
•        Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations.
•        Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks). 
•        Applications should be supported with an authorisation note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment wishing to host the intern.
•        All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.
•        A detailed but confidential supervisory report would be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship. 
•        Past beneficiaries of the AAU Internship Scheme are not eligible to apply.
•        Consideration would be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.
Selection Criteria 
Selection of successful applications would be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).

Friday, April 7, 2017

From the desk of the University Librarian, UNN.

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Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani - first female Univ. Librarian, UNN
Hello! My name is Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani and you are welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, a centre of intense intellectual inquiry that shares with the university, the aspiration to be the most dynamic learning environment in the world. To achieve this, the library has within the last few years, worked to ensure that our collections remain forward-looking, diverse in breadth, form, and format, and open to browsing and of world class and world –renowned quality. The University library has constantly had the provision of resources for excellent scholarship in the university as a major pivot. These resources now appear in different formats such as print, CD-Rom, microform, electronic, etc. The internet technology resolution has also made great impact on the formats of information resources. We now have e-books, e-journals, e-newspapers, etc, which are all accessible online. Our major aim has remained to provide resources comprehensively and in different formats to support teaching, learning and research in the university. Meanwhile, On the top-right of this blog, you will see a box to enable you follow our blog updates. Type in your email to join! Don't also hesitate to chat with our librarians who are readily available to answer your queries. This you can do using the pop-up chat box below this blog where you can leave your message. 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Computer-based Examinations in University of Nigeria

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Cross-section of the UNN CBT Centre
Dr. Mrs Ekere, invigilating
 ICT Unit Engineer, offering technical assistance to students
Dr. Mrs Idoko, invigilating the students.
University of Nigeria Nsukka has successfully been conducting her 2016/2017 first semester examinations for students. This week has been a busy one for all first year students and staff of the School of General Studies. The Dean, Professor Apollonia Nwosu has expressed her satisfaction with the exams so far, thanking the University Administration led by the Vice-Chancellor - Professor Benjamin Ozumba, for providing such a wonderful platform which enables and enhances ICT usage among students and also eliminates some odds associated with examinations. No doubt, the University ICT Unit, directed by Dr. Olisa Okeke, has been performing very well in providing the technical assistance needed for the exams. See more pictures after the cut...
Students matching into the exam hall


UNN Physically Challenged Students take the CBT Exams

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The students and the library staff that guide them

Library staff helping a blind student
The ongoing Computer-Based Examinations at the University of Nigeria Nsukka do not exclude the physically challenged group of students which comprise the hearing/visually impaired, and others. The Library, headed by Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani has created means of enabling these students overcome difficult situations. Thanks to the Physically Challenged Department of the Library and the research group called the SURPLUS PEOPLE. With the help of the aforementioned groups, these students comfortably partake in the exams at the CBT centre. The research group earlier mentioned, comprises members of library staff who deemed it fit to put what they find in theory, to practice, by providing wheel chairs to support some of the students, carrying them up to the topmost floor of the library building where the exams are being held. See more pictures after the cut...
Drs. Okore, Osadebe, Ali and other members of the group posing with the students
Dr. Ngozi Osadebe, doing what she knows best.


Computer Based Test/Examinations in University of Nigeria

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One of the students, expressing her satisfaction with the process
University of Nigeria Nsukka has been conducting online exams for her students and it has been a worthwhile practice for both students and lecturers. Last year, we posted the success story of the GSP examinations and GSP 111 (Use of the Library and Study Skills) was one of such exams (Click here and here for the post links). Our post of  March 23, 2016 has a video of a student who we interviewed as she shared her experience. Okoh Chizoba testified that the GSP 111 examination was a huge success. The Administration of Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba (University of Nigeria Nsukka Vice Chancellor) has been working effortlessly to meet up with global standards. See video of Chizoba Okoh's interview and  pictures of 2017 GSP CBT exams after the cut...

Students taking the exam and an Engineer helping with technical issues
Library Staff guiding a visually impaired student to take the examination

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