Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu, have received commendation for being the hub of Academic activities in the State, producing notable and renowned professionals in diffrent sectors of the country.
The Director, Department of Maritime warfare, Commodre D. H. Moses, disclosed this, when he led a delegation of the Senior course 41, Armed Forces and Staff College, Jaji, to an interractive and fact finding meeting in the University.
Commodore Moses, said that Abia is one of the leading States in Educational Development in Nigeria, hence, the delegation had come to find out, what the University is doing right, that is making it to excel, as well as the challenges which the University might be encountering, with a view to possible collaboration.
He thanked the Vice Chancellor, Professor E Uche Ikonne, and the University Management for the warm reception, and the State Government for their support and cooperation.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Uche Ikonne, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) Administration, Professor O. M Ogbulu, while welcoming the team, explained that Education, is the first Industry in the State, and the entire south East region, hence the reason for excellence in the area.
He pointed out that ABSU, which was established in 1981, has grown from strength to Strenght with each succesive administration, and the administration of Professor E.Uche Ikonne making giant strides in the area of ICT driven Admission, Administration, Registration, E Senate, as well as in the areas of Infrastructural development, Staff and Students welfare, Research and Academics.
Professor Ogbulu explained that the attention and support by the Visitor to the University and Executive Governor of the State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ph.D, and the focused and dynamic leadership of the Vice Chancellor largely accounts for the success of the adminisration resulting in full accreditation of all professional programmes, prompt payment of staff salaries, maintenance of peace and Security in the University.
The interractive session which followed provided answers to questions on some of the challenges facing the University, Students enrolment, Entrepreneurship content and other areas.
In a vote of thanks, Lt. Commander A. T Olaniya, appreciated the Vice Chancellor and members of management and expressed satisfaction on the wealth of experience which the meeting has given them.
The meeting was attended by the University Management, Deans of Faculties, and some Directors.