RSU Convocation: How the 2018 Convocation went down with Gov Wike. (with SUG secretariat and faculty of technical and science commissioning )
Flagg off of SUG secretariats.
(2)Commissioning of faculty of technical and science educational complex) by HIS EXCELLENCY HIMSELF.
RSU Convocation: Governor Wike approves automatic employment for Rivers Doctorate Degree Graduates
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved automatic employment for all Rivers State indigenes who bagged Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) during the 2018 Convocation Ceremony of the Rivers State University.
Governor Wike also approved the offer of automatic scholarship for all the 25 Rivers indigenes who bagged First Class Degrees during the 2018 Convocation Ceremony of the university.
Addressing the 2018 Convocation Ceremony of the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike announced scholarship to all Rivers indigenes admitted to study medicine in any recognised university in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Governor Wike said: “I have approved the immediate restoration of the multi-campus status of the Rivers State University.
“I direct the university to immediately proceed with arrangements to establish a campus of two faculties in Ahoada. The State Government will complete the abandoned mega secondary school in Emohua Local Government Area and donate it to the Rivers State University to establish the appropriate Faculty to provide more educational opportunities for the development of our young ones”.
The governor stated that Rivers State University occupies a strategic position in the priority list of his administration, noting that efforts to grow the institution will be sustained.
Governor Wike said that the State Government will act decisively on the issues of admission racketeering and sorting by some staff of the Rivers State University.
While congratulating all graduands at the 2018 Convocation Ceremony of the University, Governor Wike charged them to apply the knowledge gained from the institution to attain success in all their future endeavours.
“Our responsibility as a government is to support the Rivers State University to grow from strength to strength “, the Rivers State Governor said.
He announced the approval of the Harmonized University Salaries Structure as obtainable for State Universities for the institution.
Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu (rtd) assured that the University will continue to build on well set priorities of moral discipline and rectitude and maintaining the best quality of academic and non-academic staff.
He said that the institution is working hard to eliminate all forms of examination malpractice, admission irregularities , cultism , drug abuse and other social vices.
The Pro-Chancellor further announced the resolution of the University to confer on the Rivers State Governor a Honorary Doctorate Degree for his outstanding developmental strides. The conferment ceremony will hold at a later date.
In a convocation address, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Blessing Didia said that 4536 graduands received first degrees, post graduate diplomas, masters and doctorate degrees.
He extolled Governor Wike for the giant strides of his administration which has enhanced the development of the university.
“I wish to conclude this address by thanking our governor and visitor for the high level of professionalism and statesmanship which has been brought to governance “, the Vice Chancellor said.
He said that the University has been lucky for the midas touch of the Rivers State Governor in the areas of infrastructural development, leading to all faculties having their respective buildings.
WE WILL MAKE RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY ONE OF THE BEST SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE
▪commissions Faculty of Science and Technical Education Building
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will support the Rivers State University to emerge as one of the best global centres of learning.
Governor Wike also laid the foundation for the Rivers State University Students Union Government (SUG) Secretariat.
Commissioning the Faculty of Science and Technical Education Building funded by his administration at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said that the development of facilities and infrastructure at the institution will continue to receive priority attention.
Governor Wike commended the university for the judicious use of funds released to it by his administration. He said that the right application of resources is an encouragement for the state government to sustain funding.
“This university will be the best in the future. We are developing the university gradually to compete globally.
“There is no magic about rapid growth. When you show commitment, you make progress. Government will continue to support this university to attain greater heights”, he said.
He thanked the university’s council and management for working in line with the State Government’s vision for the education sector.
On the SUG Secretariat, Governor Wike said it is in line with his pledge to the students’ body. He also directed the Special Adviser on Special Projects to ensure that the project is completed in record time. He further directed the Special Adviser on Special Projects to liaise with the National Union of Rivers State Students for their own project.
Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu said the university’s council appreciates the investments of the Rivers State Governor in the school.
The Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof Blessing Didia said the new Faculty of Science and Technical Education Building has 11 classrooms, conference hall and 72 offices.
The Rivers State University SUG President, Bestman Azuonwu announced the Special Award of “Students Governor of the Year ” to the Rivers State Governor for his commitment to the growth of the education sector.
The SUG President also announced the endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
Also, the National President, National Union of Rivers State Students, Mr Patrick Ogbuehi lauded Governor Wike for his investments in the lives of the students.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of gifts to the Rivers State Governor by the students.
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