• Monday, April 22, 2024
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Varsity to get CBN infrastructure boost


The Vice Chancellor of the Cross River Uni­versity of Technology Efiom Enebong has said that arrangement are in top gear by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to build an ultra – modern administra­tive block for the University. A projected estimated to cost of #152, 000, 00 through the assistance of the Senator rep­resenting Cross River Central, Senator Bassey Otu.

Enebong said this at the 11th matriculation ceremony held at the Calabar Campus of the University as no fewer than 2625 matriculated at the 11thmnatriculation ceremony that took place simultaneously at the four campuses of Ogoja, Obubra, Okuku.

He said the purpose of matriculation is to admit new students to full membership of the University Community where students are reminded of those things they can do and the things they cannot do in the University.

According to the Vice Chancellor, during the pe­riod, students take an Oath to be of good behaviour and to develop characters and at­titude beneficial for the good existence with fellow human beings , both in the University students must be found wor­thy in character and learning to become graduate

A breakdown shows Fac­ulty of Education with the highest number of students 777, closely followed by Fac­ulty of Science with 540 , Management Science 493, En­gineering , 410, Environmental

Science 182,Communication Technology 133 and Agricul­ture 95.

Enebong said the vision of the University is to be a centre of excellence in technology, with highly qualified staff and excellence teaching and re­search facilities for production of graduates that can compete with their peers anywhere in the world.

He said the University is determined to produce well trained graduates in research­ers in Science and Technol­ogy and equipped them for participation for active socio-economic development of the society.

The University he said is one of the 54 out of 128, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run post graduate programmes in the country.