|The Vice-Chancellor and other members of AKSU management receive Rt. Hon Usoro Akpanusoh|
The chairman House of Assembly Committee on Appropriations and Finance Rt. Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh has lauded the management of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) for her efforts in putting together what he called "state-of-the-arts facilities" in the institution. Akpanusoh gave the commendation at Obio Akpa campus of the University when he led members of his committee on an inspection tour of the facility.
He said the tour was to help the committee ascertain the level of implementation of capital projects in the institution based on releases the university got from the 2016 fiscal Act. The inspection was to guide the committee arrive at decisions on appropriations for the institution in 2017.
"Although it is within our powers to exercise oversight on the operations of the executive and her agencies, Governor Udom Emmanuel personally insisted that my committee should strictly verify the projects with on-the-spot assessment approving proposals in the 2017 budget laying before the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly".
|Hon. Akpanusohs makes some comment inside the ultra modern AKSU arts studio|
The astute lawmaker commended Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga for setting high academic standards for indigenes of the State by building a conducive environment for learning.
"As a committee we are impressed and overwhelmed by what we have seen in mass communication studio and some of the equipments at the integrated processing mill factory among others. You have demonstrated that you are committed to changing the face of this Institution in a very short time ".
The committee noted the poor state of roads on the campus as well as the need for proper drainage. Akpanusoh urged students of the school to shun vices but be of good conduct in their academic pursuit and sued staff cooperation for the management.
|The Vice-Chancellor conducts members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assemble round some production facilities|
In his response, Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Eno Ibanga said all the projects inspected were undertaken from the school's internally generated revenue. On the integrated oil processing mill, Prof. Ibanga said the institution decided to key into the industrialization agenda of the current administration in the state through the project; explaining that the feeds and oil palm mill will provide jobs and create wealth for the university.
The V.C disclosed that the university generated
N250 million from school fees
adding that N70 million was spent on the construction of mass communication
studio building and installation of studio equipments. Ibanga
solicited for an increment in the 2017 fiscal proposals appropriated for the
institution to take care of staffing and infrastructural upgrade.
|R-L; DVD-Administration, Bursar, Librarian, DVC-Academic and the Registrar of Akwa Ibom State University|
|The newly completed state-of-the-arts television studio of the University|
|Rt. Hon. Akpanusoh|
|The theatre arts studio of Akwa Ibom State University|