As the build up to the twin(second and third) convocation ceremony of the Akwa Ibom State University continue to gather momentum, the Vice Chancellor of the citadel of learning, Prof Eno Ibanga, has given a hint that not less than thirty three students from various fields would be graduating with first class degrees.
The VC made this announcement Thursday during a media parley with Journalists at the University at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin.
Prof Ibanga who said that the convocation would be holding next week Wednesday, would also witness bestowing of Honorary Doctorate degrees to deserving persons including the immediate past governor and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio.
According to him, since his inception as VC, he has regularised and promoted staff of the institution who were due while adding that AKSU now produces one of the best hydraulic paints in Nigeria.
He used the occasion to commend the State government under the leadership of Mr. Udom Emmanuel for consistency in funding the University as the school receives N250m monthly adding that salaries are paid regularly and that government does not interfere with their internally generated revenue.
The VC noted that 94% of AkSU students are from Akwa Ibom, adding that his best achievement as a VC is more accreditation for the school and building of facilities like laboratories, fish pond, cattle stands, office spaces, Aksu multi purpose theatre, studio, ICT, Library, feed mill, oil palm mill, tomatoes farm and staff training.
Prof Ibanga informed Journalist that AKSU has a well established students Union government where a bus has been acquired for them adding that the relationship of staff and students is cordial.
By Asuquo Edem