ABSU Will Sustain Its Topmost Rank Among Varsities, ABSG Assures
By Our Reporter
Abia State Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has revealed that government embarked on massive changing of infrastructure of the State University, ABSU to be in line with the acceptable standard.
He disclosed that the action was also in a bid to make the Premier State owned University, a Citadel of learning in terms of academic and character.
Sir Oko Chukwu who gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Abia State University Alumni Association, Umuahia Chapter at the Government House Umuahia, assured the Association that the present administration under the watch of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu will do all in its power to ensure that Abia State University continue to rank topmost among universities in the country and beyond.
The Deputy Governor who described Alumni Associations as the bedrock of every University, charged ABSU Alumni to ensure that they give back to the School that has made them to be successful in life by embarking on projects that will uplift the standard of the University for academic work.
He pointed out that Governor Ikpeazu since inception made education one of the cardinal pillars of his administration recognizing its importance in development as well as embarked on lecturing in ABSU free of charge to encourage students to study hard.
He urged the Association to do a comprehensive proposal of their requests to Government, disclosing that many ABSU Alumnus are in the corridors of power in the State and beyond.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of ABSU Alumni Association Umuahia Chapter, Professor Mac Ogbuagu said they came to identify with him as one that holds a Doctorate degree from ABSU, a role model of integrity, loyalty, selflessness as well as lauded Governor Ikpeazu efforts in giving ABSU a facelift and infrastructural development of the State.
Prof Ogbuagu used the occasion to seek Government’s intervention in curbing the activities of cultism in ABSU, creating more industrial cities as well as partnering them in developing the State.
The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani, Body of Permanent Secretaries and other top Government Officials were present during the visit.