WE ARE PROUD OF AE-FUNAI – JAMB REGISTRAR
The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede says the Board is proud of the academic activities of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State.
He stated this recently when the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba paid him courtesy call at his office in Abuja.
Commending the Vice-Chancellor for taking the University to greater heights, Prof. Oloyede said: “Your University is a school we are proud of because of your antecedents and achievements within this short period of time.
The moment Prof. Nwajiuba was appointed I knew he will take the university to greater heights. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike is in for a big deal”, he stated. He further noted that AE-FUNAI and JAMB were partners in progress, promising to always address any identified problems relating to the University’s admission activities.
Responding to the Vice-Chancellor’s request for the admission of foreign students who do not have English language in their O’ level examinations into the university as the institution was looking at admitting students from neighboring countries in the gulf of guinea like Cameroon, He explained that foreign students who do not have English Language were qualified to be admitted into the University, stressing that there is usually a 6-month emersion programme meant to teach and bridge their language gap. He also applauded the Vice-Chancellor’s effort in trying to admit foreign students, saying that a university should be universal and diverse in its approach in order to address the various challenges facing humanity.
While speaking at the visit, Prof. Nwajiuba extolled the various contributions of the Board Registrar to the development of the Nigerian Public Service.
“Your selfless sacrifice and contribution to the country cannot be overlooked and it has inspired us in various capacities, I pray God grants you the grace to carry on these good works”, he stated.
He also thanked him for approving the University’s Computer-based Test (CBT) centre, adding that its importance to the institution cannot be overemphasized especially as the University council has approved the commencement of staff promotion examinations.
He explained that the University has eight thousand (8,000) students domiciled in the faculties of Agriculture, Basic Medical Sciences, Education, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Science and a College of Medicine, stressing that in the last accreditation exercise by the National Universities Commission in 2018, the University had twenty six of its academic programmes fully accredited.
The Vice-Chancellor maintained that AE-FUNAI is a serious-minded institution geared towards turning out graduates that are globally-competitive. He further offered to give instant admission to students outside the university’s catchment area who performed creditably well in their Senior Secondary School Examination and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as a way of diversifying the university’s admission process.
The visit was part of the Vice-Chancellor engagement with all relevant stakeholders in his drive to ensure the University justifies the reason for its establishment.