In a momentous celebration of its annual Founders’ Day, slated for September 1, 2023, the Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUA) Abia state will proudly recognizes the remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment of Dr. Phillips Nto an esteemed member of the faculty, researcher, and thought leader in the academic community. The university is delighted to confer upon Dr. Nto a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to academia and society.Dr. Nto is the immediate past Provost of the Abia State College of Education, Technical (ASCETA) Arochukwu, who also has recently resumed academic roles at the MOUA having completed his leave of absence while serving as Provost at ASCETA. Dr. Nto, a luminary in their field of Agricultural Economics has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to research, education, and community engagement throughout his distinguished career. With a remarkable record of groundbreaking research and innovative teaching methods, he has inspired countless students and colleagues alike. His work has not only enriched the academic landscape but has also significantly contributed to addressing real-world challenges and advancing understanding of Agricultural Economics.The award, which will be presented to him on the occasion of the MOUA Founders Day/PERAL Anniversary is a testament to Dr. Nto’s exceptional accomplishments. It signifies the university’s deep appreciation for his tireless efforts in shaping the minds of future leaders, fostering a culture of intellectual curiosity, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge.In a congratulatory letter to Dr. Nto on the award, the school said “We are immensely proud to bestow this honor upon Dr. Nto “His passion for learning, dedication to research, and commitment to the betterment of society exemplify the core values that our institution stands for. As we celebrate our university’s founding, it is only fitting that we recognize individuals like him who continue to uphold the spirit of innovation and academic excellence that are the hallmarks our great institution”, the statement said.Other activities lined up to commemorate the institution’s rich history and bright future during the Founders Day include; Students, Day, Alumni Day, and Open Day. The Theme of the Founders Day is “Leadership, Agriculture and Entrepreneurship, Model for National Growth” with His Excellency, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Executive Governor, Anambra State, as key note speaker. About MOUA:MOUA is a renowned institution committed to providing a transformative education, fostering groundbreaking research, and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community. With a legacy spanning about 30 years, the university continues to make significant contributions to various fields, shaping the leaders of tomorrow and pushing the boundaries of knowledge.