The vice-chancellor of the Rivers State University (RSU) Nkpolu Orowurukwu, Port Harcourt, Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule has commended Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike for his support to the university and trust in its leadership.
Professor Okogbule made the commendation during the 41st matriculation ceremony of the university.
“I want to use this opportunity to specially thank the dynamic and award-winning governor of Rivers State and visitor to our university, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike for his support to this institution and indeed, the trust and confidence he has reposed in the management and council of the university leading to the positive transformation of the university”.
The VC said the enormous infrastructural development embarked upon by the Wike administration in the university has given the institution a new outlook both nationally and internationally.
“This has further enhanced the commissioning and commencement of academic activities in the three new campuses of the university at Ahoada, Emohua and Elele.
Prof Okogbule described the fresh students as lucky students because RSU is now a first choice among Nigerian universities as a result of the infrastructural development and academic activities.
He told the students that matriculation is an age-long treasured tradition that marks the formal admission of students noting that the selection process for admission into RSU has become more vigorous.
“The selection process for admission into this university has become more vigorous due to the high reputation of our university as evidenced in the commendably high ranking of the university in the comity of universities in the country.
“Moreover, the infrastructural development in the university and the non-disruption of academic activities in the university for several years now, have made our university one of first choice among Nigerian universities. Today, a total of 8,441 candidates who have satisfied the minimum requirements for admission into the various programmes of the university are being formally admitted as students of the university,” Prof. Okogbule stated.
He also reiterated the need for parents and guardians to attend the meetings (interaction) of the Parents/Lecturers Forum of the university in order to monitor the academic progress of their children and wards.
The VC admonished the students to be serious with their studies. “You are expected to take your studies seriously and not waste your valuable time on unproductive ventures or activities. You should also endeavor to practice proper time management which is a major factor for academic success,” Prof. Okogbule opined.
In an earlier development, Professor Okogbule Nlerum has commended Professor Emylia Tamunodiaria Jaja on her academic progress and achievement.
Prof. Okogbule made the commendation recently on the main campus of the University during the 87th Inaugural Lecture of the university on the topic: “Enablers of Sustainability and Growth of Man”, presented by Prof Emylia Jaja.
“With today’s inaugural lecture Prof. Emylia Jaja has creditably discharged herself in her field of study. Our inaugural lecturer started by tracing the history of plant. With what we have seen by the presentation by Prof. Jaja. I want to say that the management of this university did not make mistake in appointing Prof. Jaja a professor,” Prof. Okogbule lauded.
He urged professor Jaja to continue to live by her words and decorated her with the medal of the university, which is only reserved for inaugural lectures of the university.
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