University Advancement Centre

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT CENTRE

OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT CENTRE:

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education offers education and non-education related
programmes from Bachelor’s degree to doctorate in the fields of Management Sciences,
Social Sciences, Education, Humanities, Agricultural Science, and Vocational/Technical Education. All programmes of
the University are recognized and fully accredited by the National Universities Commission.
The postgraduate programme of the University has been adjudged the fastest growing
programme in Sub Sahara Africa. For instance, the Master's programmes in Maritime,
Transportation Systems and Port Management are run in collaboration with key players in
the maritime industry. The former Vice Chancellor of the University, professor Ozo- Mekuri
Ndimele in less than three years transformed the academic and developmental landscape
of the University to global relevance and visibility.

 
MANDATE:
The University Advancement Centre was established to address the challenges of global competition in university education in terms of research, innovation, and access to intervention funding for academic and developmental priorities in the University. The University Advancement Centre (UAC) was established in
2017 by the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele. The core mandate of the
Centre are as follows:
 
OUR CORE MANDATE:
  1. To explore partnerships and linkages with private and public
    institutions locally and internationally to secure
    resources to promote institutional goals and programmes.
  2. To initiate and sustain action in the areas of endowments, donations,
    scholarships, prizes, and other forms of assistance from the private sector
    and individuals to deliver results in institutional programmes.
  3. To serve as a resource database for assisting staff seeking scholarships,
    research grants, fellowships, sabbatical attachment, and postgraduate
    internship as part of their professional development.
  4. To play a major role in the overall effort to ensure that the university
    develops according to its strategic plan, while ensuring flexibility to
    reflect emerging global initiatives in university advancement.5) To provide a forum for academic staff to showcase their significant
    research findings, organising workshops, seminars, and conferences for
    the overall advancement of knowledge in the university.
  5. To create an enabling environment that supports philanthropy and
    building relationships with alumni and other stakeholders with the aim of
    securing financial support for the University.
  6. To coordinate protocols, reception, and welfare of visitors on exchange and
    linkage programmes in the university.

Dr. Emmanuel C. Ibara, an associate Professor of Educational management is the Ag. Director of the Centre.
There are 3 support staff of the Centre includes:

  1. Mrs. Florence O. Iroanwusi - Confidential Secretary/ICT Operator
  2.  Mr. Freedom Nwenwe - Assistant Registrar/Alumni Relations Office
  3.  Mr. Ngeribara Aribibia - Assistant Registrar/Development Officer

OUR CORE VALUES:

  •  Integrity
  • Transparency
  •  Partnership
  •  Collaboration
  •  Service

PROPOSED PROJECTS REQUIRING FUNDING:
1. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

  •  Three (3) blocks of three-story buildings for undergraduate male hostels- 200
    rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.
  •  Three (3) blocks of three-story buildings for undergraduate female hostels- 200
    roos per block with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.
  •  Three (3) blocks of three-story buildings for postgraduate male hostels- 200
    rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters.
  •  Three (3) blocks of three-story buildings for postgraduate female hostels- 200
    rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.
    Hostel accommodation is very essential, and the welfare and security of our students are our
    priority. These hostels will enable students to get conducive and affordable
    accommodation with adequate security. It will also curb the menace of incessant
    harassment suffered by our students who reside outside the university campuses.

ESTIMATED COST:

N300,000,000.00 each (N3,600,000.00).

2. STAFF RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS:
Six (6) blocks of two-story buildings for staff residential quarters – Six (6) units of
2 bedroom flats per block.

  •  Six (6) blocks of twin duplexes for staff residential quarters – 3 bedrooms on the
    upper floor, with a visitor's room on the ground floor.
  • Staff school. A block of 18 classrooms and offices for teachers.
    The provision of additional accommodation for university staff guarantees efficiency
    effectiveness and dedication to duty. The staff school will also provide a conducive and
    qualitative learning environment for children and wards of staff of the university.
    Estimated cost:
    A) 6 blocks of 2 story building at N85,000,000.00 (N510,000.00)
    B) 6 blocks of twin duplexes: N55,000,000.00 each (N330,000,000.00)
    C) Staff School: N50,000.000.00

3. CONVOCATION ARENA AND AMPHITHEATER:

  •  Convocation arena: 10,000 seating capacity with open space
  •  Amphitheater: 5,000 seating capacity hall with gallery
    the need for a convocation arena and Amphitheatre for the university is long overdue
    because the existing facility can no longer accommodate the university community and her
    quest during functions. The convocation arena will provide accommodation for the
    university during her matriculation and convocation ceremonies, while the Amphitheatre
    will be used for conferences, workshops, and other social activities that may require large
    participants.
    ESTIMATED COST:
  • Convocation Arena: N400,000,000.00
  • Amphitheatre: N600,000,000.00

4. INTERNAL ROADS:

  • Link road: link road between the main campus and the new layout campus with
    adequate drainages.
  • Circular road: At the centre of the main campus, with adequate drainages.
  • The link road will connect the new layout and the main campus. The need for the link road is to provide for expansion of the main campus which is already congested while the circular road will provide for easy access to existing facilities within the main campus.

ESTIMATED COST:

  • Link road: N150,000,000.00
  • Circular road: N50,000,000.00

5. DEVELOPMENT OF IAUE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
This scholarship fund will enable the university to assist indigent but academically – focused
and brilliant students who cannot afford the payment of the relevant fees, to continue and
complete their academic programmes.

ESTIMATED COST:

N100,000,000.00

CONCLUSION:
We highly appreciate you for spending your valuable time reading through this brochure.
Please can make donations through cheques and electronic bank transfers in favour of:

ACCOUNT NAME: UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT CENTRE2, IAUE

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 5210040069
BANK: FIDELITY BANK PLC
BRANCH: UOE BRANCH

 
CONTACT ADDRESS:
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
P.M.B 5047, port Harcourt, Nigeria

E-mail Add: info@iaue.edu.ng

VISION STATEMENT:

To be the foremost University Advancement Centre in Nigeria with enormous capacity to facilitate developmental programmes through partnership and Linkage activities.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

To advance the University through the building of linkages, collaborations, and partnerships with institutions, donor and multilateral agencies, NGOs, alumni, and individuals, as well as securing resources for the development of the University.

Prof. Emmanuel Chisa Ibara
SPEECH: To address the challenges of global competition in University Education in terms of research, innovation, and access to intervention funding for academic and developmental priorities in the University. The University Advancement Centre (UAC) was established in 2017 by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekiri Ndimele. .

PROFILE:
Prof. Emmanuel Chisa Ibara is a Professor of Educational Management, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE), Port Harcourt. Prof. Ibara is currently the Director, University Advancement Centre, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Hacourt, Nigeria. He is a fellow, Institutute of Policy Development of Nigeria, Fellow, Chartered Institute of of Public Management of Nigeria and Fellow, Corporate Administration of Nigeria.

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT CENTRE STAFFS

Prof. Emmanuel Chisa Ibara

Director, University Advancement Centre

Prof. Emmanuel Chisa Ibara is a Professor of Educational Management, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE), Port Harcourt. Prof. Ibara is currently the Director, University Advancement Centre, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Hacourt, Nigeria. He is a fellow, Institutute of Policy Development of Nigeria, Fellow, Chartered Institute of of Public Management of Nigeria and Fellow, Corporate Administration of Nigeria.

Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Onyinyechi Iroanwusi

Principal Confidential Secretary/ICT Operator

Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Onyinyechi Iroanwusi, is the Principal Confidential Secretary and ICT Officer. She ensures constant flow of communication between the Centre and its key constituencies which include alumni and friends, government policy makers, the media, and foundations. She holds a B.Sc in Secretarial Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, M.Sc in Management, and a PhD in Human Resource Management.

Minkwu Chikweri

Assistant Registrar (AR) Alumini Relation Officer

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION WITH DATE:
Post Graduate Diploma in Management,
University of Port Harcourt, Choba 2011

B.Sc. Ed (Economics)
University of Port Harcourt Choba 1997-2001

Certification in General Health, Safety & Environment Course (GHSE)

Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals 2007
Nigerian Certificate of Education “O Level” 1994
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) 1982-1987

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Senior Assistance Registrar
University Advancement Centre, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt 2022 till date

Assistance Registrar
‘Senior Staff Matters, Establishment Unit
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt 2016 - 2019

Administrative Officer I
Senior Staff Matters, Establishment Unit
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni
Port Harcourt 2013-2016

Administrative Officer II
Senior Staff Matters, Establishment Unit
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni 2010-2013

NYSC-Government Secondary School Doma
Nasarawa State 2003-2004

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY
Member Institute of Co-operate Administration 2011

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Secretary General
RuNdele People’s Assembly (RPA) 2014 till date

Public Relations Officer - Concerned Rivers Youth 2007-2010

Public Relations Officer -Niger Delta Youth Coalition 2008 till date
President National Union of Emolga Students, University of Port Harcourt Chapter 2000/2001

Name

Position

Ngeribara Aribibia (Assistant Registrar) is the Development Officer at the University Advancement Centre.
He performs the roles of an operational officer through initiating and developing programmes for the Unit, Under the Supervision of the Director. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science, IAUE, Bachelor of Art in Philosophy from the University of Port Harcourt, and other professional certifications.

Organisational Structure of the University Advancement centre