By Abigail Ezeala & Ogechukwu Nwokeocha
The Alumni of Communications Arts Department of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO),92 Class bid their lecturer, late Professor Grace Ulari Nwagbara, farewell. Late Professor Nwagbara, who died on Friday,19th November,2022, aged 60; was buried in her village,Akanu Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State, on Friday, 26th February,2022.
Two representatives,Mr. Ogechukwu Nwokocha and Rev.(Mrs) Abigail Ezeala, were present at late Professor Grace’s burial program on behalf of the Class and gave a cash gift of fifty thousand (N50,000.00) only to the head of her family,Dr.Moses O. Nwagbara.The cash gift was contributed by members of the Class through their WhatsApp platform.In response, Dr Nwagbara, on behalf of his family expressed their profound gratitude towards the Alumni Class of ’92 for their love, good gesture and high sense of responsibility.
Mrs Ezeala, introduced the Alumni Class of 92 to the entire staff of the Faculty Of Communication And Media Studies present at the burial program.The Dean Faculty Of Communication And Media Studies, Professor Peter Esuh, commended the Alumni greatly especially as it was only the Alumni Class of 92 that sent both representatives and their cash gift to the bereaved family.
Professor Charles D.Obot, Head, Department of Film And Media Studies spoke with Rev. (Mrs) Ezeala, requesting for project assistance from the Alumni Class. Professor Obot said that a formal letter will be given to the Class soon.
It was a beauty to behold as late Professor Ulari’s colleagues took their turns in twos, stood before her casket adorned with her academic gown in reverence to a distinguished colleague and bowed in honor of her academic excellence.It was also observed that the entire Professors present at the burial program gathered and gave their heroine a guard of honor.Also, they lowered their academic caps and carried her casket into the ambulance for interment.
We are sorry for the inability to forward some pictures and video which we lost in the process of recordings but Professor Obot promised to forward their recorded video to Abigail, as soon as he does, it will be uploaded to the house.
The 28-member group has among their members, Chief Uche Nworah, Ph.D, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Mr Dan Akpovwa, Publisher of Abuja Inquirer, Mr Magnus Eze, South East Bureau Chief of Sun newspapers, and others.
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