The management of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka has said the institution needed the media to achieve its vision of being among the top 200 universities in the world.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone disclosed this while hosting the new executive of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council in his office.
He said the university required the professional services of the media to market its programmes and activities within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
The VC further revealed that he had upgraded the school’s community radio (UNIZIK FM) and the Public Relations Department, following his assumption of office in May 2019.
While thanking the chapel members for their professional reportage of the activities of the university, Esimone promised to sustain the existing cordial relationship for more effective results.
Earlier, Chairman of the chapel, Chuks Ilozue, said the visit was meant to reaffirm the chapel’s preparedness to work with the new management for their mutual benefits.
He underscored the need for the various departments and faculties in the university to interface with the chapel to showcase their programmes and achievements.
Also, a senior member of the chapel, Tony Okafor, said the chapel was ready to always project the institution in good light as the nation’s media and the university could trace their bearing to late Dr Nnamdi Azikwe, the first President of Nigeria.
“The great Zik of Africa, after whom the university is named, was the first Nigerian to obtain a Diploma in Journalism.
“For that reason, we are committed to ensuring that this university grows to being among the best in the world,” he said.