The vice-chancellor of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has been honoured by his alma mater, St. Columbanus Secondary School, Ikwen (SCOSSI), Obot Akara, for his life-time achievement in his career.
At the event which recently took place at the school, the Catholic bishop of Ikot Ekpene, Bishop Gamilus Umoh, said that SCOSSI family was happy to celebrate Professor NyaudohNdaeyo and other eight professors, all alumni of the school for distinguishing themselves in the field of academic.
The proprietor of SCOSSI, Most Rev. Camillus Umoh, said, he is happy to see that the school which was established in 1959 by the Catholic missionaries, nobody knew what it would become, pointing out that today, the school was proud of the products it has produced in the likes of the vice chancellor of the University of Uyo, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, Professor Anthony Udosen, Professor Ernest Owulete, Professor Aniedi Etokidem, Professor Jarlath Umoh, Professor Alphonsus Udoh, Professor Anthony Akpan and Professor Mark Umoh who bagged a posthumouraward.
The proprietor said that there was no discrimination in the school setting because the aim of SCOSSI is to give back to the society. He cautioned students that success has no shortcut, cautioned that whoever engages in shortcut will be cut short.
Bishop Umoh explained that the vision of St ColumbanusSecondary School, was to give equal opportunities to everyone not minding their religious or ethnic affiliations and thanked the management of the school for honouring former students of St. Columbanus Secondary School.
The principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Emem Umoren in his address, said that SCOSSI was proud to honour the vice chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo and eight others for being worthy ambassadors of the school.
He stated that the Professor Ndaeyo was a man that loves his alma mater so much that he has always associated with the school anytime and anywhere.
Umoren stressed the fact that Ndaeyo deserves the honour, adding that the honour done him serves as a point of contact and motivation to the students of the school to strive towards achieving excellence.
He assured Professor Ndaeyo and his colleagues who were former students of SCOSSI of their prayers, love and goodwill.
He said there were other alumni of the school who have distinguished themselves in other fields of endeavours but this year’s planning committee chose only those in academic for the awards.
The vice-chancellor thanked his alma mater, Saint ColumbanusSecondary School, Ikwen, for the honour done him and his colleagues. He promised to keep the flag of the school flying.
Ndaeyo advised the students of the school to study hard and shun all social vices and assured them that only hard work, commitment to studies and self-discipline would lead them to succeed in life.
The vice-chancellor was accompanied to the event by the management team, professors, deans of faculties, and heads of departments, senior staff club members, staff, students of the university and Ikono Ndo Ini people.
The event featured thanksgiving mass, graduation of 2021/2022 session, integration of JSS1 students, crossover of SS1 students, and induction of Cambridge Scholars and presentation of awards to outstanding alumni of SCOSS.