By Gabriel Chy Alonta
The vice-chancellor of the institution, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, made the disclosure at the university auditorium during the presentation of certificates and prizes to the 2019 best graduating students from the institution.
He said the engagement drawn from 107 departments of the institution was part of the promises he made while assuming office, expressing joy that he did not renege on it.
“The institution celebrates excellence in tandem with our motto. We’ve been able to harness and reward those that have excelled in their various disciplines in the last four years.
“We feel very excited when we celebrate those that distinguish themselves in their areas of specialties.
“They should not be allowed to roam the streets in search of job when we have spaces to accommodate them”, he said.
While reminding the students that the university remained one with a brand name, Ahaneku expressed confidence that they would defend what was transferred to them during their sojourn in the school.
“We can’t diminish hard work and excellence. Instead, we promote and celebrate it. Yours is to work hard, ours is to market you to the world.
“In this 21st century, our ambition is for our university not to take the back seat which is against the dreams of our founding fathers.
“We charge you to be good ambassadors as you explore and exploit opportunities which some of us missed. We’ve transferred the knowledge and skills and we’re sure you won’t disappoint us”, Ahaneka added.
The best students in their various speeches, thanked the vice chancellor for the rare recognition of hard work, and promised to keep the flag flying.