By Dayo Adesulu
Governor Sullivan Chime of of Enugu State has commended the Vice-Chancellor of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Professor Cyprian Ogbonna Onyeji and the University’s Governing Council for the on going tremendous and remarkable transformation on the overall state of the university especially in the last five years.
The Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Rev Ralph Nwonye, at the University’s 16thconvocation ceremony for the 11,456 graduands of the 2011/2012 and 2012/ 2013 academic session of the University, explained that the commendation of the Vice – Chancellor and the Governing council over the achievements recorded especially in the area of general pursuit of academic excellence, physical infrastructural development and maintenance, rigorous drive for improve funding and staff development and the general welfare for the staff and students.
The Governor, who described ESUT, as an embodiment of what a higher standard educational Institution is all about, stressed that over the years the Enugu State Government Police has always been anchored on strong emphasis on the citizens rights to quality education so as to be meaningful and responsible citizens first to themselves and then to the larger society in general.
In his welcoming address on the 16thconvocation ceremonies the university Vice – Chancellor Prof Cyprian Onyeji. who went memory lane, disclosed that to get to current transformational status of the University, on assumption of office he realized that if the administration must succeed, there was the need to motivate staff members to key into his vision and mission and make things to work.
Therefore, “ a well thought out and articulated program designed to tapping the strength, improving on the achievements and redressing the deficiencies in the University. we came up with a six point agenda encapsulating imaginative strategies aimed at reinventing and repositioning the University to respond effectively to the challenges which the 21stcentury has engendered”.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the general transformation landmark achievement recorded by the University does not in anyway suggest that the University has reached it sets goals. And that, “ESUT, Infrastructure-wise, is a work in progress, what we have done is to reverse the declining tide and put it on the irreversible part of growth.