By Jonathan Ugbal; Government House Correspondent
The ultimate goal of students while in school has been identified as ensuring the completion of their academic activities without causing or creating avenues for unrest in the society.
Ivara Esu, Cross River Deputy Governor said this in Calabar when he received leaders of student union bodies in the state led by the Personal Assistant to the governor on Student Affairs, Mike Abuo.
Esu laid emphasis on the need for students to focus on their studies, remaining law abiding so as to forestall vices that can cause double tragedies where they could lose their lives as well as bringing sorrow and shame on their parents and loved ones.
The one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar also told the students that the present administration is a youth friendly one which according to him is evident in the number of youths in the initial appointments made so far constituting over 80 percent.
Urging them to seize opportunities created by the government, he added that the underlying interest for most of the present administration projects is to the advantage of vibrant and young Cross Riverians.
Mike Abuo, in his remark said it is the dawn of a new era for youths and students and thanked Professor Esu for receiving the students. He also solicited the students support for the current administration to deliver on its mandate.
The student union leaders delegation which comprised executives from the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Association of Cross River State Students Worldwide (NACRISS WW) urged the state government to pay the outstanding subvention owed NACRISS WW for 9 months as well as the salaries of CRUTECH staff and aid the institute in accreditation exercises.
They also presented a certificate of installation as Patron to Professor Esu on behalf of NANS.
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