By Ogar Monday
The member representing Odukpani state constituency in the House of Assembly, Honorable Bassey Akiba and the Director General of the Greater Calabar Capital City Development Agency, Kingsley Ita have charged students to live above board and shun activities that won’t be included in their curriculum vitae.
Both gave the advise during the inauguration of the first female president of the Odukpani students association, Ndarake Valentina held in Calabar where Mr. Akiba said that students who took their academics seriously rarely have issues because: “That is all we need to cross to the other side of life.”
He was represented by Mr. Edet Effiong and called on them to shun all forms of gangstarism that will lead to their rustication from their school and charged the new administration to take the welfare of their colleagues seriously.
Also, Mr. Ita asked them to “guide your life jealously , don’t engage in gangstarism and bring curse upon yourself. Don’t engage in anything you won’t be proud to add to your CV.”
And, Ms. Valentina said she was going to work closely with the local government administration to sensitize students and described her inauguration as a great day in the life of the local government area.
“This is a great day in the life of our beloved Association and it is a great day in the life of our local government area, as no administration can succeed without the students and active youth involvement, for we are the leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow,” she said.
Also sworn in were Asuquo Emanuel Etim as Vice President, Effefiom Effiom as Secretary and Ekpo Effiong as Treasurer among others.