A group known as the Association of Brotherhood Academic Scholars (ABAS), operating from the University of Calabar has organised a send forth ceremony for its 16 members who recently graduated from the university.
It has also cautioned its members never to associate with or participate in any antisocial behaviour capable of denting their image or that of the university, warning that such would be frowned at seriously.
The ceremony was the major highlight of the ABAS 38th anniversary convention held inside the UNICAL International conference centre with the theme, “Resounding Glory of the King of kings”.
The association which is faith based presented awards and other gifts to the graduands and commended them for being outstanding in academics and social lifestyle on campus.
President of the association, Samuel Ekong said such ceremony was a regular event organised to appreciate their members as a way of encouraging them to persist in being studious and exemplary characteristics.
He said the association is a platform to liberate the academia from spiritual ignorance and to restore moral values amongst members and other students.
“Today we live in a world where most youths being ignorant of God’s purpose for them, have exhibited clear disregard of societal values and are bereft of knowledge of the word of God. Some lack the needed focus and enterprising spirit to gear them towards building a successful career.
“There are others, too, who have the skills but lack the needed resources and support to galvanise them to success”, he said in his address.
One time International president of the association, Ambassador Thomas Commander charged the graduands as well as the undergraduates to sustain the ideals of the group and exhibit same within and outside the school.
“You must stand out in the behaviour of who has imbibed the virtues of God which are the ideals of this association. None of you should associate with any vices, like cultism this is said to be prevalent on many campuses. Let your studious nature and crime free attitude be example to your other colleagues in this school and elsewhere “, Commander said.