No fewer than hundred students yesterday in Calabar began pursuing
degree programmes in various field of disciplines at the first private
university in Cross River State.
The private university, called `Arthur Jarvis University’, just*kick-started its programmes on Saturday with over 120 pioneering students who will read to obtain bachelor’s degrees in arts, applied
and management sciences.
Vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Julian Osuji while speaking at the first matriculation ceremony of the school charged the 120 students admitted into the school to work hard so as to come out in flying colors.
Osuji who delivered his speech at the assembly hall of the institution in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State said graduates of the institution will graduate and become self-reliant and big employers of labor.
Speaking also at the ceremony, Head of Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita said she was happy with the facilities that she had seen on ground at the Prof. Fidelia Ngozi-Obasi campus.
Oyo-Ita who joined other dignitaries at the ceremony to declared the university opened, said she was glad to witness the take-off of the first private university in Cross River State.
Arthur-Jarvis Archibong for conceptualizing the idea of establishing
the university and urged other Cross Riverians to emulate Arthur Javis
in investing in education.
general will witness massive improvement.
“As I officially declare open the commencement of this university
today, I wish to commend the proprietor for nursing the idea to invest
Akpabuyo local government and the state in general”, she added.
Jarvis maintained that the focus of the university was to groom students to be future ambassadors of the university and the country through moral discipline and academic excellence.
wish to advise the students to be dedicated to their studies and moral
as a citadel of moral discipline and academic excellence”, Javis
maintained that the university is taking off with 10 departments and
The former Unical VC said that the
educationally disadvantaged status.
The Efik monarch urged the matriculating students to see themselves as the pioneering students of the university by taking their studies
seriously so that they can graduate in flying colors.