Freelance Journalists Federation (FJF) has honoured the Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Georgewill Owunari for his dedication and transparency in ensuring judicious implementation of TETFUND projects in the institution to promote learning and research.
Executive Director of FJF, Oduma Richard Oduma who gave the commendation during a visit to the University in Port Harcourt explained that the judicious implementation of TETFUND projects and other feats of the Vice Chancellor has made the institution stand tall in the country and beyond.
Consequently, Oduma said the Federation in line with it’s mission to hold public servants accountable and promote excellence resolved to confer on Prof. Georgewill Owunari, TETFUND Projects Evaluation Awards to appreciate his management and encourage others to follow his sterling example.
“Today, Prof. Georgewill Owunari is the recipient of the TETFUND Projects Evaluation Awards not because of his academic exploits and attainment. And not also because of his track record as an astute administrator…, this award instead is in recognition of hard work, transparency and accountability and most importantly, the fear of God in the discharge of his responsibilities as the Vice-Chancellor of one of the best Universities in Nigeria.
“Your management’s transparent utilization of TETFUND assisted projects and research interventions has indeed acted as a morale booster for the agency to justify the objectives for its establishment. There are also other implications, and one of these is increased TETFUND Projects in the University of Port Harcourt which is due to the judicious implementation of earlier projects such as these, and this is why we are all gathered to give honour to whom honour is due.
“TEFUND is an intervention agency set up to provide supplementary support to all levels of public tertiary institutions with the primary objective of using funding alongside project management for the rehabilitation, restoration and consolidation of Tertiary Education in Nigeria.
“Therefore, what Prof. Georgewill Owunari has demonstrated in the implementation of TETFUND projects is indeed unique and beneficial to the University of Port Harcourt”, Oduma noted.
The FJF further urged relevant authorities in the nation’s education sector to strive to identify and celebrate outstanding administrators as a way of encouraging excellence.
While congratulating Prof. Owunari for emerging victorious for what it described as keen contest, FJF urged the scholar to do more to justify the recognition.
“It is also our prayer that the relevant authorities in Nigeria would identify you as one of the shining stars in the educational sector in Nigeria and consequently accord you that recognition”, Oduma added.
Prof Clifford O Ofuru ,the deputy VC who represented the vice Chancellor said the honor was indeed a huge challenge on the management to do more, he further thanked the federation and maintained that the recent ranking of the university of Port-Harcourt indeed confirms the crediblity FJF TETFUND awards”