Governor Okezie Ikpeazu called on Abia State University Uturu to look for ways to adapt their curriculum to meet today’s challenges the Society faces.
Governor Ikpeazu made the call as he spoke at the 27th and 28th combined convocation ceremony of Abia State University, held at the institution’s convocation pavilion on the main campus, Uturu.
He said it was necessary to seek current knowledge in areas such as agriculture to address the current food shortage prevalent in the country today, said Onyebuchi Ememanka, the governor’s chief press officer in a statement obtained by ABN TV.
To that end, the Governor challenged the institute’s Faculty of Agriculture to undertake further research on ways to groom local goats as an alternative to cow meat.
He commended the institute’s faculty members for their resilience and asked them to continue resisting even though he assured that he will meet with their leaders before the end of the year to discuss how to best address the challenges facing the university. the statement added.
He continued, “Governor Ikpeazu pledged his administration’s continued support for the institution and congratulated the undergraduates on their accomplishments.
While expressing confidence that undergraduates will have a big impact in the outside world, he reminded them that while their certificates are keys that will open doors, he reminded them that they still need humility, stubbornness and resilience to succeed.
In their separate speeches, the university’s rector, Tor Tiv and the president Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, Professor James Ortese Ayatse and the pro-rector senator Adolphus Wabara thanked the governor and visitor for his enormous support for the ‘institution.
“They invited all interested parties to support the new rector and management to take the university to higher levels.
In a speech, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Onyemachi Maxwell Ogbulu, thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his tireless efforts in keeping the university afloat from the beginning of its administration and ensuring that the university enjoys an academic calendar. uninterrupted.
Professor Ogbulu promised to adopt the time-tested business model in driving the university’s business by creating and expanding value for staff, students and other stakeholders in leveraging resources and installing key processes and procedures that suit at a 21st-century university and announced the automatic hiring for the absolute best undergraduates of the 27th and 28th call, Ezeigbo Chukwuemeka of the Department of Architecture and Dike Emmanuel of the Department of Biochemistry.
In a farewell address on behalf of other graduate students, Dike Emmanuel who gave a first lecture from the Department of Biochemistry thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s favorable education provision to Abia students and their faculty for feeding them to the greatness and is committed to upholding the excellence and service that the university is known for.
“The ceremony which saw the convening of a total of 5,712 undergraduates including the governor’s wife, Dr. Ms. Nkechi Ikpeazu who obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management, the clerk and permanent secretary of the Abia State Assembly Chamber, Sir Johnpedro Irokansi, among others, also featured the award of honorary doctoral degrees to deserving members of society including a former Commissioner in charge of the INEC of the East and widow of the late former deputy governor of the state of Abia, Dame Gladys Nwafor, chief Allen Onyema, president of Air Peace and Dr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo , CEO of SLOT.
Source: – Abntv