Six students of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State are set to leave for University of Gavle, Sweden on a 6-month mobility programme.
This was made known yesterday when the Acting Dean, Faculty of Education,Dr. Fransisca Ogba presented the students to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom.
Ogba noted that the students were the 2nd batch of students to benefit from the partnership between the University and University of Gavle, Sweden on Staff and Students Exchange programme, adding that in 2022 three students the Faculty were also in Sweden under the same programme.
She further stated that the Faculty of Education of the University is rising to the challenges of providing 21st education to its students, and thanked the University management for the success so far.
While also speaking during the event, the Coordinator of the Staff/Students’ Exchange Programme, Dr. Chinwe Ogunji, appreciated the University Management for their support and encouragement in initiating and sustaining the programme since 2018, adding that they are working hard to ensure that the scope of the partnership is widened to accommodate more students and other Faculties.
Earlier, the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Dr. Jonny Ogunji noted that the collaboration between AE-FUNAI and the University of Gavle was signed in 2018, and since then, some staff and students of the institution have benefitted from the programme.
He added that the present beneficiaries were issued free visa, without any form of payment unlike the first batch that paid for their visas, stressing that the benefits of the partnership are becoming more enticing.
Ogunji further stated that the collaboration was facilitated by Prof. Cresantus Biamba, who has also remained the contact person between AE-FUNAI and the University of Gavle, Sweden.
Admonishing the students to be good ambassadors of the University in Sweden, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Abel Ezeoha, noted that it was a privilege for them to have been selected, urging them not to do anything that will rub negatively on the image of the University.
“Ensure that you do not do anything that will tarnish the image of the University. Behave well, so that you do not deny other students the opportunity that was given to you”
He also challenged the Faculty of Education to share their ideas to other Faculties of the University to enable them reap the obvious fruits of the mobility programme.
The 6 beneficiaries of the programme are Jude Njuabe Njong, Department of Economics and Development Studies, Alozie Chiamaka Steven, Department of Physical and Health Education, Otti Euphemia Lobechukwu, Department of Physical Education and Health Education, Kalu Amarachi, Department of Business Education, Nwaogwugwu Rejoice C., Department of Guidance and Counseling and Nwankwo Glory Ezinne of the Department of Arts & Humanities Education.