Igbo Village and Center for Civilization (IVACAC) established in Unizik to cost over N600 Million

www.odogwublog.com reports that Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka has established a Directorate of Igbo Village and Center for African Civilization (IVACAC). The construction of the center is to cost Six Hundred and Ninety Six Million, three hundred and seventy six thousand eighty eight naira , fifty kobo (N696,376,088,50).

Speaking during the maiden Ohazurume Igbo festival , fund raising and awards , the Director , Directorate of Igbo Village and Center for African civilization (IVACAC), Rev Fr Prof Bonachristus Umeogu said collectively the sum would be raised to build a befitting center for IVACAC in Unizik and appealed for support to make it a reality.
Prof Umeogu IVACAC has come to ensure that all these Igbo traits and natural inclinations are in consonance with the Igbo spirit and as well connect Igbo civilization to its source , Igbo spirit so as to give the world a worthwhile enlightenment and civilization.
He said the center would excavate the contributions of great Igbo heroes past like Nnamdi Azikiwe , Michael Okpara and Chinua Achebe among others as well as indigenizing researches by instituting Igbo studies in areas of Igbo Science , Igbo  Medicine , Igbo  Engineering and Igbo Architecture tomention but a few.

The center according to the Director , Rev Fr Prof Bonachristus Umeogu is to preserve the order of Igbo spirit amidst the march and progress of Igbo civilization. The center he said would act as the conscience of Igbo people and the center is not only concerned about fostering and preserving Igbo civilization in the world , but also with using Igbo spirit , to organically measure and maintain the order and homogeneity of Igbo civilization amidst changing and heterogeneity of Igbo times.
Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka , Prof Joseph Ahaneku, FAS in his address said the University was responding to the fear of the eclipse of Igbo language and culture hence the University decided to set up the Igbo Village and center for African Civilization to research on , revive and revitalize Igbo language and culture in the context of contemporary times and to promote /propagate same in tandem with African civilization.
Prof Ahaneku appealed to Igbo sons and daughters to assist the University in making the center a center of attraction in Igbo land.
In his lecture, the lecturer and President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo , Chief Nnia Nwodo commended Prof Ahaneku for instituting a General Studies in Igbo in the University to ensure every student graduating through the institution had a smattering of Igbo language and culture, describing it as a milestone in advancing the culture and language.
He frowned at the attitude of some parents who not only discourage their children from grasping the language and culture but ensures they do not speak it with them at home even as he appealed to parents to be vanguards of promotion of the language and culture at all times and shun those who refer to Igbo language and culture as vernacular.
He further commended the developments strides by the Unizik VC , encouraging him to continue leaving his strides on sands of time as history would judge him creditably. 

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Igbo Village and Center for Civilization (IVACAC) established in Unizik to cost over N600 Million Igbo Village and Center for Civilization (IVACAC) established in Unizik to cost over N600 Million Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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