By Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
The Faculty of Arts Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra, on 25th April 2018 marked its 4th Annual International Conference at the Tetfund Auditorium, Igbariam Campus of the University.
The Chairman of the occasion Nze Uche Nworah MD/CEO Anambra Broadcasting Service, in his welcome address expressed gratitude for the opportunity given to him by the Faculty of arts to chair the occasion
Nze Oworah commended the institution for its tremendous achievements all through the past years.
He also challenged the students to put in their best, so as to come out with flying colours and be good ambassadors of the Institution.
Dean faculty of Arts, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, while welcoming guests, Thanked God for the journey so far.
Ngozi said, "I have enjoyed the support of the most wonderful students and staff of this great faculty.”
Prof. Ngozi, also used the opportunity to welcome the new Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, assuring him of the corporation of the faculty in lifting COOU to greater heights.
“I appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of the Head of Departments, academic and non-academic staff and all who have made this journey a success”. Prof. Ngozi stated.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, while addressing students, called on them to be determined in their pursuit of excellence.
The Vice Chancellor said, “Today is a very wonderful day for the Faculty of Arts and for the whole school. The University is determined to take learning and research to the next level. This university has been frontal in its goal to achieving excellence”.
The Keynote Speaker, Prince Philip Ifeanyichukwu Orjiako, while delivering his lecture titled, “ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SUSTENANCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY IN THE 21st CENTURY”, encouraged the audience on the need to know their human rights.
"Humanity is sustained when human know and abide by their rights. The society is been shaped by the training and upbringing of the child”, he said.
Prince Philip emphasized on the need for love in the family because the family is the first institution of all humans.
On his part, Prince Orjiako called on the youths especially students to shun all evil vices that are capable of destroying their future.
“We cannot completely separate the concept of human dignity from human rights as both are similar in context. Human dignity is invaluable and must be respected and protected. The dignity of the human person is not a fundamental right in itself but constitutes the basis of fundamental rights in international law”.
“The value and worth we place on human life is important. The killing we read and listen to everyday in news is gradually reducing the value of life in Nigeria which can be linked to social justice”, Prince Orjiako stated.