… Restates Commitment To Provide Conducive Learning Environment To Students
The Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Prof. Nse Essien has stated that the university under his watch would not compromise with any misguided student that indulge in anti-social behaviour such as cultism, stealing, examination malpractice as well as any act capable of bringing the long earned reputation of the institution into disrepute.
Prof. Essien dropped the hint while speaking at the orientation exercise organized for the newly admitted students of the university to intimidate them on the nitty-gritty of the institution. He advised students to adhere to the rules and regulations of the university adding that it is important for them to stay out of trouble at all times.
The university boss charged the freshmen to prepare themselves to be a change maker; gain requisite knowledge, think critically, get empowered and learn skills that will help them to make the world a better place for all. The former education commissioner maintained that the university has secured full accreditation for all the 41 academic programmes from National Universities Commission and urged the students to take their studies seriously so as to help solve societal problems.
The Ikot Ekpene-born professor of sedimentology reiterated his administration’s readiness to provide good learning environment for the overall benefits of the students. He congratulated the freshmen on their success during the admission process and called on them to use the opportunity giving to them to develop a winning attitude, set goals for themselves, study hard and excel in different fields of endeavours.
Prof. Essien commended the Akwa Ibom State Government for building developmental project which according to him has given the institution a new look. He reassured the students of maximum security and urged them to restrict their movement to avoid been victim of causalities.
The orientation exercise which held simultaneously in both campuses of the university will climax on Sunday with an interdenominational church service. The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by top management staff of the university.