…as VC commends Obaseki’s dreams for Institution
By Lucky Isibor
The Vice Chancellor of Edo University Iyamho, Engr. Prof Emmanuel Aluyor has commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for sustaining the University to an enviable height as envisioned by the founding fathers.
Prof. Aluyor made the commendation yesterday at a press briefing ahead of the University’s 2nd convocation ceremony.
He said that the University has become a household name in Nigeria and in the global community, saying that the university has an unwritten covenant with people of the State and other parents to the effect that their children”s education should not be unnecessary delayed as a result of industrial actions.
According to him, the University has since inception achieved milestones in its educational pursuits.
“I must confess that in less than five years of existence, we have become a University of choice for both students and parents, as well as a center for emulation by other universities within and outside Nigeria.”
According to him, “the University is not only turning the tide in Nigeria educational architecture, but effectively dispensing qualitative education without borders.”
Prof. Aluyor further stated that it is remarkable and gratifying to note that at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic which birthed the new normal paradigm, the University taught students and successfully conducted examination online, using the CANVAS Learning Management System.
He said that the forthcoming convocation could have been absolutely impossible if the technology was not deployed.
“We may not have seen tomorrow, but certainly, we know how to prepare for it. As a philosophy, we do not see challenges as obstacles, we believe that challenges are there to make us discover new ways of doing things; that explains why the University kept her promise to students and parents that there will be no interruptions in our academic calendar.”
He listed achievements of the university since inception to include, being adjudged best state University and 3rd Best University in NUC 2018 OER Ranking of Universities in Nigeria; the first University in Nigeria to own an Anatomage table; all programmes duely acredited, completion of 2019/2020 second semester lectures and examination via CANVAS LMS and the approval of over 100 yearly scholarships each to indigent students.
He therefore called on parents and guardians to key into the educational revolution in the University so as to give their children and wards international standard education which has been brought to their door steps at lower cost.