The Director of Continuing Education and Part-Time Studies of Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Dr. (Mrs.) Nneoma Joy Oguh (LSM) has advised women to be equipped with the great tool of education in order to prepare themselves for full participation in national development.
She noted that women education when attained will enhance women in the world of excellence, labour and productivity, fulfillment, integrity and dignity.
Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh stated this at a forum for celebration of Ladies of Letters and Womanhood organized by Imo Network of Professionals in conjunction with Opinion Research Communications Inc. in Owerri.
Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh – a senior lecturer and former Director of Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Unit of Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo noted with delight that women already in positions of authority either by appointments or by elections had continued to distinguish themselves in their positions and advised all, that “as they do the best they can in their various assignments, no matter how hidden, they will be recognized”.
Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh who was conferred with the prestigious award of “Excellence in Education Administration” (Tertiary) by the expressed gratitude to the special event co-ordinator, Dr. Chuks Osuji (OON) for the honour done to her and pledged to double her commitment to her chosen profession.
In his remarks, Dr. Chuks Osuji explained that his organization had since 1998 been engaged in the identification and recognition of those who had demonstrated extra skills and commitment in their public service to the people through various researches, enquiries and interviews, adding that the objective among other things is to encourage such persons to do more and to challenge other well-meaning citizens to follow suite.
It could be recalled that Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh was selected as a result of her contribution as former Director of Academic Planning and Development by streamlining several courses making course content to be more relevant and appropriate through regular academic workshops, linking the polytechnic to outside bodies such as NCC etc.
In her paper, titled: “The Imperatives of Women Participation in National Affairs”, the Majority Leader, House of Representatives and Guest Speaker on the occasion, Hon. Mulikat O. Okande-Odeola represented by the Majority Leader of the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. (Mrs.) Adaku Ihuoma listed some Nigerian prominent women who had made marks in the quest for women liberation and participation in national building.
She commended Dr. Osuji and members of his organization for their wisdom to accord honour to whom honour is due by recognizing these eight eminent Imo Ladies of Letters: Professor G. Agulanna (IMSU), Dr. Ihuoma Asiabaka (FUTO), Dr. (Mrs.) Ejiogu (SUBEB), Dr. (Mrs.) C.U. Njoku (Fed. Poly.), Mrs. R. Nwachukwu (Fed. Govt. College Okigwe), Dr. (Mrs.) Nwagwu (IMSU) for excellence in Educational Management and enjoined others to emulate them.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion and the Director-General of the Imo State Orientation Agency (ISOA), Prince Ford Ozumba commended the organizers for the exercise which he said would spur other women into greater services for the nation.
Among many dignitaries that attended the occasion are: former Imo Poly Rector, Dr. E.E. Oguh, Director-General FIRS (Retired) and wife, Chief (Dr.) and Lolo J. Opara among others.