Managing Director/CEO of Marcopolo Group, Chief Dr. Frank Okafor was at the weekend honoured with an Award of Excellence on Human Development by the Department of Guidance and Counselling, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The award was instituted by the Department to recognise outstanding individuals for their impact and keen interest in uplifting students, youths and the university at large.
Speaking earlier, the Head of Department of Guidance and Counselling, Dr. Mrs. Nwokolo, reiterated that the department has achieved many landmark successes since the partnership with eminent personalities such as Okafor and emphasised that the award is simply a way ofÂ showing appreciation to a man who hasÂ impacted positively on the students.
The Vice Chancellor of the University while presenting the award to Okafor enjoined him to continue in his resolve towards human capital development. He vowed to recommend other vocations in the Faculty of Education for accreditation, noting that he was astonished at the rate and class of performances he saw on ground.
In his response, Okafor who was represented at the event assured the Department in particular and the Institution in general of his commitment to mentoringÂ the younger generations for excellence. He also pointed out that proper guidance and
counselling remain the benchmark for breakthroughs in life and business.
He equally pledged to donate a bus and cash donations to the department.
In a related development, the West African Polytechnic Students Union (WAPSU) also atÂ the weekend honoured Okafor (Ezeuzu Ojoto) with an award of â€œIcon ofÂ humanity and Grassroot Developmentâ€.
According to WAPSU Secretary General,Â Comrade Adetoye Ijaduoye who presented the award, Okafor was chosen for his unrelenting contributions towards studentsâ€™ developmental project and his passion for educational excellence and youth development.