By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Following the recent gang clash involving several killings of students in tertiary institutions in Cross River State in the past week, the Vice Chancellor of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Prof. Owan Enoh has disclosed that contrary to media reports, out the reported five students that were killed “only one student of CRUTECH was killed.”
Prof. Enoh barred his mind in a news and current affairs program “Dialogue with Agba Jalingo” on Hit95.9 fm, Calabar where he was a guest on Sunday.
According the VC, “When you say five people were killed. You see any young man or woman who dresses well can go for a student of the University. I was in Abuja when the story came that people were being killed in my university and I made several calls and I can tell you reliably that just one of them is a student of CRUTECH”.
Adding that he had contacted the Student’s Union Government (SUG) President of his school for possible identification of those killed and after a thorough investigation only one of those persons was actually a student of the institution.
Prof. Enoh further added that the University is reflection of the society at any given time and CRUTECH cannot be isolated from its immediate environment. His words, “A University or a school is a reflection of the society at a given time and what happens in the society has a way of affecting what happens in the school system. If you find the period when cultism in the school is high you will find a correspondence in the society, so what is happening in CRUTECH or UNICAL is a reflection of what is happening in the Society”.
The Vice Chancellor stated vehemently that “Every cultist is a potential good citizen that just needs someone to talk to them and let them know that there is more to life than what they think they can gain from cultism”.
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