BrandArena: Glo-sponsored African Voices to feature Nigerian scientist

Saturday 8 November 2014

Glo-sponsored African Voices to feature Nigerian scientist

Cable Network News (CNN) International’s frontline magazine programme, African Voices, will feature renowned Nigerian female scientist, Prof. Francisca Nnenna Okeke, as its next star guest .

The 30-minute Glo sponsored programme which runs on CNN International will be telecast at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday and at 4.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Viewers can also watch the show during the repeat broadcasts on Monday at 3:30 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., on Tuesday at 5.30 a.m. and on Wednesday at 10.30 a.m.

The programme is sponsored by national telecoms operator, Globacom. Okeke is a professor of physics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and was the first woman to Head of Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2003 to 2006 She was again the first female Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2008 to 2010, and the first indigenous female Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University.

She was also the first female Professor of physics in the Eastern part of Nigeria. The research professor has contributed immensely to the development of physics at both secondary and tertiary levels in Nigeria and has conducted many workshops.

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