The Ika Chapter of University of Nigeria, Nsukka Alumni has organized her first ever get together party tagged Easter Party, as the President of the association, Dr. Onyeamechi Ugboh declared that his Alma Mater is the first indigenous University in Nigeria as other universities existing prior to its establishment were affiliates of foreign institutions.
He stated this at their Easter Party held during the Easter, on Saturday April 10, 2021 at No. 28 Bazuaye Street Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
In his brief address, the President University of Nigeria, Nsukka Alumni Ika Chapter Dr. Onyeamechi Ugboh a Senior Lecturer with the University of Delta, Agbor, noted that getting to organize such a gathering was not an easy task as the association have been meeting for years back but have not been able to achieve the feat of coming together like this due to the schedule of members and other issues but thanked God that it has finally come to past that the association is having her first ever party.
He assured that as the news of the Easter party goes out, other graduates of the institution will join as he appreciated the members of the association and other guest present, saying that he is surprised at the large turnout.
He specially appreciated the Vice President, South South of the association, Chief Professor Double Lion- Atu, Omimejoor Osaretin Kingsley ( FCA, FCTS, FCMA, FAFAR) JP who represented the National President of the association for coming. He promised that the next outing of the association will be far better than the day’s event as the day’s event is like a litmus test.
On his part, the Vice President South South, University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni, Chief Professor, Double Lion -Atu, Omimejoor Osaretin Kingsley (FCA, FCTS, FCMA, FAFAR) JP apologized to the house for underestimating them before he came, revealing that before he came, he thought they were very few and have nothing to offer but that he was surprised with the number of persons who are members of the association in Ika and not only that, most of them were PhD holders. He promised to relate his wonderful experience to the National wing of the association.
Giving a lecture on cervical cancer, the Medical Director, Central Hospital, Agbor, Dr. Roy Maduka who is a member of the association, stressed the need for women to go for check up on cervical cancer regularly as he pointed out that if discovered early it could be cured.
Dr. Maduka disclosed that cervical cancer in recent times have been classified as one of the sexually transmitted diseases and that it takes up to fifteen years to manifest when one contacts it. He pointed out that it is very important for women to regularly go for cervical screening as the disease is responsible for the death of two persons every minute.
The medical doctor said that in UK, one hardly see people who suffer from cervical cancer because people there now take the matter very serious and if anyone suffers it there, often time that person is a migrant, as he noted that the test for cervical cancer is not painful.
By Nicholas Ebegboni