…Academic staff recruitment interview conducted weekend
By Etop Ekanem
The Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu, has said academic activities will commence in mid-April 2018.
Prof. Etebu made the disclosure at the Kurutie take-off campus of NMU, where about 1,300 prospective academic staff shortlisted from over 6,000 applications, were interviewed for recruitment, at the weekend.
Seventeen panellists, who are dons drawn from various universities in the country conducted the interview at Kurutie with a representative of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Mr. Owojaiye Samson being on ground to ensure national distribution in the eventual recruitments.
Deputy Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, also said in Kurutie: “We are here to see the smooth conduct of the interview of prospective academic staff for the take off of the Maritime University, which the Federal Government has directed. I am delighted that despite the riverine nature of the environment, people from across the nation indicated interest and came for interview in bid to contribute their quota to the advancement of education”.
The vice chancellor, who stressed that academic session will commence mid-April said: “We are 100 per cent set for the take-off of academic activities. The Federalk Government has graciously given us funds and all facilities are in place. We don’t have any challenges thus far. The Federal Government is solidly behind us, so we are good to commence academic activities”.
Prof. Etebu, who thanked JAMB for one week extension to enable the Maritime University send its students admission list, appreciated the Federal Government for approving the institution which she said will establish foundation/open up the area and Nigeria, for growth, economically and in all ramifications.