All roads led to the Main Campus of the State University in Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area as dignitaries from all works of life graced the first ever Maiden Convocation Ceremony awarding First Degree to the graduating set of the 2013/2014 session.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eno Ibanga in his speech reiterated the commitment of the University to producing graduates to assist in building a formidable Nation amidst educational woes plaguing the educational system. He commended the outgone Vice-Chancellor and the outgoing Gov. Akpabio’s Administration for setting a State University with values for the citizenry and beyond.
Prof. Ibanga pledged the readiness of his newly inaugurated Governing Council to work with the staff and students of the University to continue in raising the standard of the tertiary education as a citadel for other Universities.
While the Visitor of the University, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Dr. Godswill O. Akpabio (CON) during his speech congratulated the new graduates on their success and challenged them to go out and conquer in their various fields and do their Nation proud.
He thanked the outgone Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Petters and his team for setting the University to its present stage withing five years of existence and fulfilling their promise of conducting the first Maiden Convocation of the Institution when due. The overjoyed Governor extended a kind gesture to each graduating student as follows;
2 students who bagged a First Class Degree ( Ibekwe, Etebong Emmanuel with CGPA 4.69 and Sandy Imo closing in with a CGPA of 4.68) each got one million naira and post-graduate scholarship to study in any preferred institution aboard.
Every other graduating student got a cash prize of one hundred thousand naira, each.
SUMMARY OF 2013/2014 GRADUATING CLASS
Total number of graduating students by class of degree
First Class -2
Second Class Upper -17
Second Class Lower -19
Third Class -2
The University thanked the uncommon transformer Governor, Chief Godswill for the projects executed and those still ongoing in both campuses. The Governor was presented with a portrait of himself by the Vice Chancellor in appreciation of the numerous contributions of his Administration to the University.
The event had in attendance the Chancellor of the University, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu; the Governor-Elect Mr. Emmanuel Udom and wife; Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Lady Valerie Ebe; distinguished members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and a host of Government officials. Pictured above is Ibekwe, Emmanuel delivering his speech as the Best Graduating Student. Congratulations to the 2013/2014 Graduating Set of Students.
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