Few minutes ago, I accepted the invitation of the Senate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), my undergraduate alma mater, to deliver the Convocation Lecture during the 2019 convocation ceremony scheduled Dec 6-7, 2019.
To re-engineer and re-position the Federal University of Technology to be a truly world class university through recreating, nurturing and developing uniquely promising students and exceptional staff in Science, Technology and enterprise to the benefit of our globalized world.
To our Vice Chancellor (Prof Eze), the Governing Council, the Senate, the Committee of Deans, our Professors, the leaders of our alumni association, the FUTO alumni anywhere, and the very best – current FUTO students, I am truly honoured. Selecting who speaks to graduating students is an academic ritual, and to be invited to mount that podium is a moment.
Reading the letter, tears dropped from my eyes. Please believe in the promise of tomorrow; it is unbounded and unconstrained.