CRUTECH opts for name change as her 6th to 10th convocation holds
BY: Our Reporter
Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH), Calabar, Cross River State holds her 6th to 10th convocation in the school premises this Saturday, 25th November 2017.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh who made this known during the pre-convocation briefing at the Senate Chambers of the institution said they will be effecting a name change by dropping “technology” in her current name to enable them expand.
The new name will simply be Cross River State University and he explained that it would afford more Nigerians the opportunity of acquiring quality education in different fields. Adding, “5000 students will now be enrolled as against 3,500. The additional 1,500 more students will now be admitted because of our expansion initiative which is why the “technology” in the name of the school will be dropped”.
The Vice Chancellor said during the convocation ceremony, some prominent Nigerians will be honoured with conferment of honorary degrees, namely, the Governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, the Minister for Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the National Chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Markafi.
Also to be honoured with honorary Doctorate degree is the new Chancellor of the University and Paramount Ruler of Obudu LGA, HRM Uti Jeddy Agba. Prof. Anthony Owan-Enoh said the institution will be graduating 7,093 covering five sets for 6th to 10th convocation of the University.
He thanked the visitor to the University, the governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade for his Magnanimity saying, “once the approval for the name change is secured the school will be known as Cross River State University and this will pave way for more courses to be approved and accredited as well as giving more people opportunity to study and get proper education”.
He also commended Ayade for increasing the subvention of the school adding that the funds generated from schools will now be channeled to development of infrastructure and other logistics while subvention will take care of salaries and so on.
On the educational standards of the institution he said he can proudly disclose that the University has adopted the “conference marking scheme” in a bid to check fraud, malpractice and other forms of irregularities with a view of increasing efficiency in result collation which has boosted confidence of the public in the system.
His words, “The adoption of conference marking scheme by the school has not only increased our integrity but it has enhanced result collation and this has in no small way boosted the confidence the public has in the system of the university, it has also blocked a lot of loopholes and checkmated irregularities in the system.
Students on their part know that their pass is a pass and those who fail know that their fail is what they deserved. Results are not delayed and the school official internet portal remain active.”