Ntenyin Solomon Etuk emerges 2nd chancellor AKSU

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | News


Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has urged the management of the state owned university to key into his administration’s drive of making the institution a reputable citadel of learning for attainment of academic excellence.

The Governor was speaking during the installation of His Eminence, the Oku Ibom Ibibio, Ntenyin Solomon Daniel Etuk, JP , as second Chancellor, Akwa Ibom State University held at the main campus of the institution, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area .

Governor Emmanuel used the occasion of the installation to  extol the sterling qualities of Ntenyin Solomon Etuk and congratulated him on the new appointment, describing the elevation as well deserved.

“His Eminence, I know you are an epitome of excellence given your  professional accomplishment and I’m sure that those unique qualities endeared our relationship, which we have also been upholding. We will continue to do all we can to ensure that this university ranks amongst the best in this nation”, he stated.

Governor Emmanuel expressed confidence in the pedigree of the management of the University, maintaining that with His Eminence, Ntenyin Etuk as the Chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor Engr. Samuel Inyang  and Professor Eno Ibanga as Vice Chancellor, the School has what it takes to rank among the best in the country.

“……under the able leadership of those three gentlemen I have mentioned, I’m sure we will continue to represent the best ideals in educational pursuit, shaping character and orientation of our future leaders”, he stated .

The Governor observed that the onerous task of character building and raising the next generation of Akwa Ibom youths should better be pursued at the level of undergraduates and tasked the new Chancellor to use his new office to engage in the assignment.

While applauding the new Chancellor on his appointment, The Pro Chancellor, Engr. Samuel Inyang, was optimistic that with the ingenuity of the patriarch in his life endeavours, the institution is set to witness remarkable progress.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga, lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for his support to the University, noting that the gesture has boosted the manpower as well as academic activities of the school and congratulated His Eminence Ntenyin Solomon Daniel Etuk on his installation as the second Chancellor of the University.

Prof. Ibanga who pointed out that the institution has been repositioned for academic excellence, said “let me state here that from this point on, the University is poised to advance with great strides and take its rightful place in the comity of tertiary educational institutions in our great country Nigeria”.

The Vice Chancellor announced that the institution has secured accreditation for courses in the 8 faculties comprising 39 departments except for department of Fisheries and Aqua-Culture which have just been established and remarked that accomplishments are no mean feat given the lean resources available to the university.

The Chancellor, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, expressed appreciation to the management of the University and the state Governor for finding him fit for the appointment and described his installation as a call to duty.

He commended his predecessor, the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussani Adamu, for his contributions to the development of the institution and assured the Governing Council, Senate, Management, Staff and students of the University of his commitment to collaborate with the stakeholders to actualise the vision of the institution.

Highpoint of the ceremony was the decoration and installation of His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk who doubles as the Oku Ibom Ibibio , Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium, Chairman State Council of Chiefs, as the second Chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University and presentation of staff of office to him .

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