By Ogar Monday
The management of Cross River State College of Education, Awi/Akamkpa (COEA) has praised the members of National Association of Cross River Students (NACRISS) of the College for donating 50 sitting desks to the institution as their contribution towards enhancement of academics in the school.
Speaking at the official handing-over ceremony held within the institution, the Provost of the School, Dr. James Ejue Bassey praised the Ita Ekpeyong led executives for what he termed wonderful support and enjoined all other associations to also take the challenge.
He further stated that he didn’t believe it when the NACRISS excos told him they had embarked on the production of sitting desks but he’s proud.
His words: “They came forward and said they had embarked on the project of constructing 50 desks for the college and I challenged them to see the evidence. Today we can all see the evidence”.
On his part, the NACRISS – COEA chapter President, Comrade Ita Ekpeyong said the journey had not been an easy one disclosing that he had to pass through several challenges some of which came from the school management and financing.
“We had encouraged members of the Association to pay their dues and most of them cooperated. So we thought of the ways to put good use of these funds and decided to embarked on the construction of these desk, which will not only benefit student’s but the host community and the State”, Ita said.
Students of the institution who were present at the occasion appreciated the work of the Ita led exco and enjoined all other unions in the school to emulate them, by doing even better.
Present at the occasion of the handing-over were principal officers of the institution including, the Librarian, Dean of Student’s Affairs among others.
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