Umuahia – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday inaugurated the Governing Council of Abia State University (ABSU) ,Uturu.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Ikpeazu charged members of the council to ensure that the institution occupied a leadership position among universities in Nigeria.
The governor said that ABSU was the pride of the state and commended the university authorities for the strides recorded with meagre resources.
“ABSU has always taken the lead in Law and Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, in ICT in the country, and the state took the first position in the recent WAEC examiniation.
“This reveals that Abia has made positive statements in the country’s educational firmament and I urge the university authorities to continue in that vein.”
He said that in order to check cultism in the institution, the council should do a profiling of the students of the institution.
Ikpeazu observed that there was a huge number of prospective university undergraduates who could not find space in other universities in the country.
He added that the council should be stringent in the implementation of the school’s admission policy, urging them to provide space in the school for the teeming youths.
The governor said that it was pertinent for the institution to commercialise research activities in order to raise funds for the university.
Responding on behalf of the other members of the council, the Prochancellor and Chairman of Council, Sen. Adolfus Wabara, thanked the governor for finding them fit to serve.
Wabara said that he was confident that the council would live up to expectation in the discharge of its duties.(NAN)
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