The management of the university of Uyo ( UNIUYO) has assured the newly admitted students of the institution that it would continue to facilitate quality education in the promotion of a conducive learning environment.
The vice chancellor, Professor Nyaudo Ndaeyo, stated this at the orientation programme for students of School of Basic Studies at the Ime Umana campus, Ediene Abak, Akwa Ibom State.
Professor Nyaudo said that as management, the university was aware of its responsibility of promoting quality education in the provision of a conducive learning environment, resources and opportunities that would enable the students excel in their academic.
He reiterated the fact that the institution have qualified and experienced lecturers that were willing to impart knowledge that would take them through the training. He charged the new intake to play their part as students as the world was waiting for them to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Professor Nyaudo told the students that at that point, they were not yet undergraduates of the university as they had to write pass the qualifying examination to be administered by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) at the completion of the basic study programme.
The vice chancellor urged them on the need to heed every rules and regulations of the university as well as observing all protocols of the Covid-19 pandemic, stressing that these would not only assist them to fulfill their ambition but equally ensure that they were protected from consequences that would truncate their destiny and expose their parents to ridicule.
The director of the studies, Professor Faith Ekong, said the orientation exercise was the 7th in the series conducted by the institution for the students. She said the exercise avails staff, students and the community meets with the management, to create understanding on the nature of the programme especially on the students
Professor Ekong stated that the institution has enjoyed favourable relation with the host communities and commended the clan head of the area, His Royal Highness, Otuekong Sunday Umoh, and other stakeholders for their support.
The programme director said a total of 844 students registered for the programme for this session and they were awaiting the result. Professor Ekong told the students that this year’s programme was the shortest and would take six months and as such students would have more work to do than expected.
The students were exposed to security, health, academic, registration and validation among others.