FUTMINNA CHANCELLOR COMMENDS VC ... Prof Bala Introduces New Registrar to Chancellor

The Chancellor stated this yesterday when the Vice-Chancellor who was accompanied by the new and former Registrars of the institution, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo and Mrs. Victoria Nnawo Kolo paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Aba, Abia State.

The Chancellor who is also the Chairman, Abia State and South East Council of Traditional Rulers maintained that the VC’s infrastructural drive would assist the institution in the training of competent manpower for the country.

His Eminence assured the Vice-Chancellor of his constant support at all times in order to make the University a world-class citadel of learning where students would be equipped with innovative skills needed to transform the fortunes of the country for good.

“I am also happy that the University is moving forward in all ramifications under your watch, particularly your recent breakthrough in securing a deal with Urban Shelter Limited for the construction of students‘ hostel which I feel will provide an environment that would stimulate effective learning for students with a view to building human capacity for the nation across different sectors,” the Chancellor disclosed.

The Chancellor congratulated the new Registrar, Mr. Kolo for attaining the milestone in his career and urged him to cooperate with the Vice-Chancellor so that the University can attain its mandates.

The Royal Father further congratulated the former Registrar of the University, Mrs. Kolo for rounding off her tenure as Registrar in sound health and mind while applauding her for the numerous innovations she brought to bear in the discharge of her duties during her tenure.

“I urge you to continue to provide the much needed support to the new Registrar so that the University will attain the lofty dreams of its founding fathers,” he advised.

The Chancellor assured the visiting team that he would attend the next Convocation and Founders’ Day celebration of the University.

“I must commend the University for being consistent in the past six years in the conduct of its Convocation ceremonies as and when due with certificates given to the graduating students the same day in line with global best practices,” the Royal Father applauded.

Speaking earlier, Prof. Bala said the purpose of the visit was to notify the Chancellor about the forthcoming Convocation ceremony of the University slated for February 1st, 2019 as well as to introduce the new Registrar of the University, Mr. Kolo to him.

“It is a transition from one Kolo to another Kolo but there is no biological relationship,” the VC noted.

The VC informed the Chancellor that Mr. Kolo has settled down well in his new office and comes on board with impressive credentials due to the fact that he has occupied every position available in the Registry Department before become the Registrar of the institution.

“Mr. Kolo has a lot of experience in University administration and I am confident that he will do well in his new position,” Prof. Bala enthused.

Prof. Bala thanked the former Registrar, Mrs. Kolo for all the innovations she brought to the institution during her tenure, saying that it contributed in no small measure in getting the name of the University to higher level.

On the Convocation, the University helmsman disclosed that the institution has commenced all the necessary arrangements for the arrival of the University Chancellor, adding that the Convocation would go ahead inspite of the on-going strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

He also informed the Chancellor that the University has another addition to Management in person of Prof. Emmanuel Udensi (DVC Admin), who is one of the illustrious sons from the South East, noting that he would be introduced to the Chancellor during the Convocation ceremony.

Prof. Bala thanked the Royal Father and his cabinet members for the warm reception accorded the visiting team.

It will be recalled that His Eminence, Eze (Dr.) Eberechi N. Dick was appointed by the Federal Government as Chancellor of the University in 2015.

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