• The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday 28th February, 2016 decorated the Hezekiah University (UNIHEZ) Chancellor, Prof. Daddy Hezekiah with an award “The Pillar of Education” in Nigeria.

    The ceremony which took place at the 75,000 sitter temple of Living Christ Mission saw the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s apex students’ body grace the occasion.

    The roll call include the National President of NANS Comrade Tijani Usman, the Vice President Comrade Victor Ufoma, the Secretary as well as the Public Relations Officer Comrade Nwankwo Ezekial.

    The amiable student leaders took time to laud encomium on His Grace, Most Revered Professor Daddy Hezekiah for his enormous philanthropic résumé which includes a scholarship scheme of over one thousand people with Bachelors, Master and Ph.D degree program.

    His university, Hezekiah University Umudi (first private university in Imo, Nigeria) is reputed to have the lowest tuition fees amongst private universities in Nigeria as well as a 50 million naira scholarship given to students of the university by Daddy Hezekiah.

    Comrade Tijani Usman while presenting the award described Daddy Hezekiah as a “father and Role Model”, noting that he is the “First Chancellor of the First Private University in Imo, Nigeria”.

    Hezekiah while advising the students called on them to utilize their positions as youth leaders just like people like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam and Dr. Michael Iheonukara Okpara did during their time as youth leaders. In his words,

    Some of the leaders who existed in those days…use to listen to students, but nowadays, our politicians are not interested in the students, they are not interested in education; they bring up policies that are very dangerous to the development of education”

    Daddy Hezekiah therefore, challenged the student leaders to convey to the Nigerian Government through peaceful means (devoid of protest), the innate contradictions that abound in the educational sector in Nigeria.


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