Akpan Etukudoh Asare
The Cross River University of Technology and the College of Health Technology have on different days admitted 6245 and 723 new students respectively.
These formal admissions took place at their individual campuses amidst grand celebrations yesterday.
Speaking at the College of Health Technology, the deputy governor, Prof Ivara Esu who was represented by the commissioner for education, Godwin Ettah said “Education and health have continued to improve under the administration of Sen Ben Ayade because it has been managed by two professors who understand the importance of both.”
Also speaking, director general of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu asked the students to shun evil vices that could jeopardize their stay, assuring them that if they graduate with flying colors, Governor Ben Ayade will employ them into the health system because “We need more frontline health workers in Cross River State. The ongoing employment of 1000 health workers should give you the assurance that if you study hard a job awaits you all.”
Chairman of committee of Deans at CRUTECH, prof Matthew Ogar said that not all candidates who were offered provisional admissions were able to scale through the screening process.
He urged the new students to be guided by CRUTECH mission and vision which drive the implementation of academic programmes.
He reminded them that their admission was the take off point for defining their paths to success in life, and cautioned them against to flee social vices such as cultism, examination malpractices and truancy. “This university has zero tolerance for cultism and other forms of social vices. We will not hesitate to apply all extent laws and statutes in punishing offenders.”