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By Chukwuka Ugokwe :

Rector Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Engr.Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo has been confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the 3rd edition of the AMTY Awards slated to hold on December 29, 2023.

Director of Media and Communications, AMTY Awards, Dr Odogwu Emeka, in a press statement on Monday in Awka, revealed the theme for the edition as “Gbakotanu Ka anyi Dozie Obodo Dike” (Come Together Let’s Build the land of the Great).

He said the event will be holding at the Stanel Dome, Awka and promises to honor Anambrarians that have continued to blaze the trail in various fields of human endeavor. 

Speaking about the keynote speaker, Odogwu described Dr. Nwafulugo as a respected academician whose belief in the progress of our state is unwavering. 

The statement reads in part, “Engr Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo was until her appointment as rector, Federal Polytechnic Oko, a Chief lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department of Kaduna Polytechnic.

“She attended the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu where she obtained Higher National Diploma (HND)

“She did PGD and later went ahead to obtain Masters degree and PhD all in Chemical Engineering. 

“Engr Nwafulugo is a member of various professional bodies and associations including Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE).

“She is a member of Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN), Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMSON) and Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED).

“She is a fellow of eight professional bodies including Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE), Institute of Oil Gas Research and Hydrocarbon studies (FIOGR)A

“She was appointed Rector Federal Polytechnic oko in 2019 and was the first female rector of the institution in over 40 years of its existence.”

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