I will collaborate with UNICAL to better the lot of Nig student… Peter Akpanke assures

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Nigerian varsity students are likely to experience a boost to their educational lot as a federal Nigerian lawmaker recently pledged his commitment to better the cause of students NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

Peter Akpanke the Member representing Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku Federal Constituency at the tenth (10th) House of Representatives on Thursday expressed his commitment to support the cause of Nigerian students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar.

Hon. Akpanke made this disclosure in Calabar when he was inducted as Fellow into Educational Management and Policy Publishing, an association of academics keen about educational management, policy formulation and implementation.

In his induction address the lawmaker said that, ‘I want to say this is the first award I am receiving as a member of House of Representatives. This shows that the task ahead is enormous. You know the reward for hard work is more work. I want to say that by this award, by the grace of God, whatever I have been doing to the society, I am encouraged. I will do more.

‘We know the challenges we have in the educational sector. By the grace of God I am going to collaborate with the university of Calabar to see how to better the life and lot of students and society. I want to thank the management of UNICAL for finding me worthy’ to be inducted.

While addressing a cross section of journalists in Calabar the state capital metropolis, one of the organisers of the event and founder of the association, namely, Prof. John Undie, explained that the essence of the induction is to acknowledge people who have contributed to scholarship over time.

According to Prof Undie, ‘We decided that we will identify certain persons who have done much in the realm of scholarship and also make them fellows of the body so that we will continue to tap from their experience, tap from their knowledge to leverage on that to sustain the group, so that we will continue to have to generate knowledge and disseminate knowledge.’

Prof. Anthonia Emmanuel Elijah, Prof. John Ofem Inyang, and Prof. Simeon Adebayo Oladipo etc were inducted into the Fellow of Educational Management and Policy Publishing.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Florence Banku Obi, was represented by Prof. Public Prof Peter Okafor the institution’s DVC Research, Linkages & Collaborations.

Educational Management and Policy Publishing has the mandate of occasionally holding conferences on topical issues to address problems posing a challenge to humankind.