Dr. Ufuoma Akpojivi was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Individual Teaching and Learning Award for 2017 at the VC Awards and Council Dinner held on Friday, October 13 at Wits Club. According to Prof. Andrew Crouch, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ufuoma Akpojivi was ‘recognized for his significant contribution towards enhancing the teaching and learning experience to enable student development and growth’. He further added that, ‘the results of the course and lecturer evaluation conducted by the Centre for Learning and Teaching Development reflected that Dr. Akpojivi had significantly exceeded the University’s average assessment for teaching and Learning. Dr. Akpojivi is also actively involved in designing and redesigning courses whilst genuinely caring for the welfare of students. His commitment to excellent pedagogical practice combined with an interest in transformation is impressive’. The award comes with a R40,000 grant and will be used to advance pedagogical practice activities.