By Jonathan Ugbal
The Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Professor Anthony Owan Enoh has said the institution is now wearing a new look.
Owan Eno who took over from Prof. Ene-Obong Ene-Obong earlier this year stated this while declaring the students week Carnival open at hall two arena main campus, Calabar where he charged students to play hard when necessary in order for them to work hard and promised to take the institution to greater heights at all cost.
“Today CRUTECH is wearing a new look, our lawns are cleaner, renovations are going on, construction of new and modern facilities are ongoing, I promise to take CRUTECH to the greatest heights, CRUTECH will be the greatest” he said.
The vice chancellor asserted that, ”Today we are here to play, I want you to play hard with all your energy, so that when you return, you will be refreshed and face your academics seriously, there is time for everything, the time to play is now”.
Earlier, the Director General Cross River State Carnival Commission, Mr Gabe Onah, represented by the Commissioner in charge of Marketing, Austin Cobham, thanked the management team of CRUTECH for inviting them to grace the occasion and urged them to employ a curator in order to sustain that which has started.
His words: ”There is need for the university management to employ a curator who will be the custodian of carnival information and costumes so that successive Student’s Union Government administrations will have a template to work with, this will prevent the Carnival to suffer a dip especially if you (Owan Enoh) is no longer the Vice Chancellor. If this is done, the Carnival will grow”.
The Carnival which had six bands in attendance with the five faculties in the main campus, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Science and Communications Technology as well as the Center for Educational Services (CES) joining the lot, took the participating bands round a route within the institution main campus with three adjudication points.
At the end of the day, the faculty of Environmental Science emerged first scoring 164 points having won in three individual categories vis; best theme interpretation, best costume and creativity. The Faculty of Education came second with a score of one hundred and thirty-four points while the Center for Educational Services (CES) emerged third with a total of eighty-nine points. The faculty of Engineering went home as winners of the best carnival Spirit Individual Category.
In a related development, the Efik Eburutu nation has won the 2013/2014 academic session Cross River University of Technology cultural day competition/celebration held also at the Calabar main campus of the varsity.
The Efik Eburutu kingdom emerged first in the Cross River State category scoring a total of 26 points, Yakurr finished second with 22 points while Yala came in third with 15 points.
In the Non-Cross River category, Akwa Ibom troupe won first position with a total of nineteen points, with Ibo second having scored a total of eighteen points while the Yoruba nation finished third with a total of thirteen points.
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