Academic Administrators of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) met in Awka last week to discuss strategies on how to improve the quality of education offered in by institution. The administrators are made up of all principal officers in the university, Heads of Department, Deans of Faculty, Directors and Coordinators of Programmes. This was a retreat aimed at repositioning the academic standard of the ongoing transformation in the University system.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Fidelis Okafor, pointed out several areas the university has done well in the past five years, and further urged academic administrators of COOU to come up with new strategies for management action to drive improvements in teaching and research in order to make the institution more visible in the global academic community.
In his opening remarks, the Director of Academic Standards and Quality Assurance, Prof. Ellis Idemobi, said the focus of the retreat was to generate innovative insights into the kind of changes necessary to move the university forward. Prof. Idemobi who was the organizer of the programme, called for vibrant contributions from the administration with a view to coming up with strategies to move the university forward.