Lecturer receives Best lecturer of the Year Award from COSUGO
by Deborah Uzoma
The immediate past Head of Department of Nursing, Imo State University, and Dr. Mrs Julia Ibebuike has been honored as the best lecturer of the year by the Council of Student Union Government officials (COSUGO).
Dr. Julia was the second founding member of the Department of Nursing, a nurse administrator, community health instructor, has a PhD in nursing science, a nurse educator with special interest in children empowerment.
According to the chairman of COSUGO, Comrade Ifeanyi Ekeh, the award was given to her after making inquiries and recognition of her selfless service to God and humanity in the department. She was also awarded for her innovations, procurement of a departmental bus, introduction of SIWES program, equipping the departmental library, and mentorship to students among others.
In her acceptance speech, Dr. Julia thanked the students for finding her worthy of such an honour. She prayed that the leadership will grow in to something great and build up the future government. She also challenged them to work on their weaknesses, uphold the truth and improve other virtues like clearn conscience which will help them in leadership. Such a conscience should be “a conscience void of offense towards God and Man” she said.
In her own remarks, the chief clinical instructor of the department, Mrs. Nwaokike Genevive described Dr.Ibebuike as the best lecturer disclosing that during her time as the Head of the Department she brought many positive changes and facilities to the department. She reiterated her leadership and the well-deserved award will be an impetus for her to do greater works for the department of Nursing, for Nigeria and ”I believe that she will go international” she added.
The award ceremony was well attended by students of the department and some of them spoke about Dr. Julia’s leadership qualities. One of them, Ms Ogechi revealed that Dr.Julia is a very humble woman and student friendly. “She operates an door policy and is a great counselor, motivator” she said.