Peter Obi Charges Physiology Graduates To Build Bridges Between Science And Society


Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP) during the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged graduates of Physiology to build bridges between science and society, emphasizing the need for a well-rounded education that combines science with philosophy and the arts.

Represented by his media adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi spoke at the 2024 Valedictory Session for Physiology Graduates at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Okofia, Nnewi. He encouraged the graduates to emulate the Indian model of seeking knowledge abroad and bringing it back to Nigeria to contribute to the country's development.

Obi emphasized the importance of STEM education but also urged the graduates “to dedicate time to reading great works of literature, philosophy, and history to become well-rounded scholars”. He reminded them that their alma mater would always be a part of them and encouraged them “to make a positive impact on society”.

The event was part of the university’s efforts to produce graduates who can make a meaningful contribution to society. The graduates were charged to use their knowledge “to tackle the challenges facing Nigeria and to build bridges between science and society”.

Speaking at the event, the Dean of the Faculty of Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology, Prof. Aloysius Okpogba, and the Head of Human Physiology, Dr. Uchechukwu Dimkpa, expressed optimism that the new graduates will use the knowledge they have gained to contribute to society.

Other speakers at the event included Chief George Muoghalu and Chief Ugoezu J. Ugoezu. All of them charged the new graduates to strive hard and repay the debt they owe their parents, the school, themselves, and society.

The high point of the event was the induction ceremony of the new graduates into clinical Physiology conducted by Mr. Ugochukwu Okeke, the President of the Professional Association of Practicing Clinical Physiologists in Nigeria (PAPCPN), represented by Mrs. Nneka Eluaka Okompu.

The Vice Chancellor and Igwe Orizu of Nnewi were represented at the event.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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