I am delighted to send this message to all the students especially the fresh students through this publication.
Firstly, I wish to welcome both the returning and fresh students to campus for the 2016/2017 session. I wish to congratulate the returning students on their success at the 2015/2016 session's examination. I also share the same joy with the fresh students on their admission to the university this session.
The need to provide both the fresh and returning students with adequate and up-to-date information on activities of the university as well as the need to bridge communication gap informed the review of the existing students handbook. The standard and content of the publication makes it the authoritative source of information necessary, for the guidance of all students while their stay lasts in the university. .
My vision is to have a first class University that can be rated among the top ten in Nigeria in knowledge and skills for service delivery to the society. This shall be actualized through the following mission statements in the various aspects of the university.
- To reposition university governance for effective service delivery
- To be a centre of excellence in teaching and research
- To make the welfare of staff and students a top priority
- To reposition the university for knowledge and skills through ICT and internalization
- To improve the physical infrastructure and environment
- To revive academic culture in the university
I wish to use this opportunity to remind all students that cultism is an abomination in this university. You must therefore shun it. I also want to inform all fresh students that there are approved social clubs and leadership training organizations in the university to which they can seek membership if they so desire. Such registered organisations can help build up your leadership potentials. Interested students who wish to take advantage of the existence of these social clubs are advised to contact the Students Affairs Division for guidance. It is our expectation that all your energies, time and resources will be directed always to things that are noble and constructive.
This publication also provides you with information on possible academic and sports honours that you can win through excellence in academic and sporting endeavours.
Finally, I welcome you to Ekpoma and pray that you have a memorable stay in the university.
Prof. Ignatius Akhakhia Onimawo
Ambrose Alli University