UNIZIK Begins Motor Spare Parts Production
By Nedum Noble
The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku has disclosed that all is now set for the production of motor spare parts in the institution.
He said the university already rolled out brake pads which were being patented.
Speaking during the exhibition of plastic products manufactured by the institution, as part of activities marking his four years in office, Ahaneku said the university embarked on such ventures to live up to its motor of ‘Discipline, Self-reliance and Excellence’.
He explained that the university’s efforts got a further boost following a discussion he had with with three African Americans experts in automotive engineering during his recent cross Atlantic trip.
The VC, who revealed that the experts agreed to collaborate with the institution in motor parts production, however, hinted that the university would not go into full production, but would be willing to sell its patent to prospective manufacturers.
“One of my achievements on coming into office is that of re-inventing core values of academic environment and through interaction introduced new ideas and culture.
“From the beginning of my administration, I told my colleagues that we must believe in our ability and what we can showcase as individuals. So, I want all of us to get back to the level of regaining our confidence. We should really be very proud of our origin, our natural endowment and our natural traits”.
Disclosing the introduction of 25 new projects by the university, some of which had already commenced, Ahaneku expressed satisfaction that his administration was gradually internalising new things with the cooperation of the university workers.
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