Deputy President of the senate Ike Ekweremadu is among several dignitaries expected to attend the first homecoming of the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka on June 28.
Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, the Head of Department (HOD) of Political Science in UNN disclosed this in Nsukka weekend while speaking with newsmen.
He said the homecoming would be the first since the department was established in 1960.
Abada said the 3-day event would start on June 26 with road walk by staff and students round the campus, then on 27 there would be mock parliamentary debate by students of the department after which they would proceed to Enugu State House of Assembly to observe parliamentary session.
The HOD said that, June 28 would be the climax of the homecoming with fund raising for the department to erect a beffiting departmental building and homecoming lecture titled ,”Leadership Input and Humanitarian Crisis Management in Nigeria: Perspective on displaced Population” to be delivered by Prof Danladi Atu, Director, Institute for Peace Studies and Social Rehabilitation, University of Abuja.
“It’s unfortunate that the department established in 1960 with over 1000 students now and over 50 staff is still operating on a bungalow with only three classroom and few offices.
“Most of the lecturers in the department do not have functional offices accommodation while some others are squatting in offices owned by other departments,” he said.
Abada said other dignitaries expected that day in UNN include: Sen Gil Nnaji representing Enugu East senatorial district, Sen Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North senatorial district and Prof Okey Ibeanu, INEC Commissioner and Senior lecturer in the department