By Uduak Pepple
The University of Calabar chapter of the post graduate students of Cross River State origin, recently held their inauguration and swearing in of the newly elected executives to pilot the affairs of the union for the 2015/2016 academic session.
The ceremony attracted students of the association, stakeholders from the post graduate students union and others within and outside the university community who graced the occasion.
The emeritus President of the Union, Tony Bisong commended the effort of the association while lamenting the falling standard of unionism.
According to him unionism has lost its dynamism as most leaders are now afraid of the management, “it ought not to be so and you must rise to ensure the welfare of the students is not compromised”, he concluded.
In a chat with CrossRiverWatch the new President Comrade Leo Ajom, reiterated his commitment towards moving the association to a greater height.
He further vowed that he will draw the attention of the State Government to the plight of students especially in the area of grants for academic research and also before the end of his administration, the association will own a Secretariat.
Other executive members inaugurated and sworn in include: Edim Kufre, Vice President, Atu Emmanuel Etta, Secretary General, Odey Clarence Odey, Financial Secretary, Anari Mary Ideba, Treasurer, Opue Reje, Director of Welfare, Eneji Blessing and Magu Thomas as Director of Social and Provost Marshal respectively.
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