The Vice Chancellor of University of Delta, Agbor, Prof. Stella Chiemeke, has said that Dr. Emmanuel Tibi left an indelible imprint in the field of vocational and technical education.
Prof. Chiemeke disclosed this in an address at a public lecture on community service held at UNIDEL auditorium to commemorate the 70th birthday of Dr. Emmanuel Tibi, an associate professor of vocational and technical education and the former provost of the defunct College of Education Agbor.
Prof. Chiemeke who was the chairman of the occasion, said Dr. Tibi has demonstrated exceptional leadership and academic prowess, impacting countless lives through his teaching and research.
While commending Dr. Tibi for his dedication to the development of vocational education, Prof Chiemeke noted that the topic of the lecture was timely and of utmost relevance to the audience and beyond.
In a lecture titled “Resurgence of Ika Peoples Entrepreneurial Spirit: Vocational Education and Training, Redefining and Refining the Occupations, Dr Tibi examined the importance of vocational training and entrepreneurship, and the need to work with dignity, integrity, morality and communality to promote justifiable living.
Dr. Tibi also took a cursory look at the occupations that have blossomed into modern enterprises in lka nation, trade associations and the challenges of entrepreneurship in lka land and the impact of the new wave of entrepreneurship on lka communities.
Notable personalities in the lecture service include the Registrar of UNIDEL, Barrister Richmond Omagbemi, the Bursar, Pastor Sunny Ikeogwu, the Librarian Dr. (Mrs) Vera Okonoko, Deans of Faculties, heads of departments, directors and coordinators.
Others were the commissioner for Power and Energy, Engr. Jerry Ehiwario, Union Leaders, the Obi of Owa, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, the Obi of Akumazi, Obi Henry Jegbefume 1, other traditional rulers, academic dons from other institutions and a host of others.