Kogi State Government has assured of a rewarding partnership with the Salem University Lokoja in working to close the gap in providing quality University education.

 

Gov. Yahaya Bello made the pledge at the 5th combined convocation ceremony of Salem University, Lokoja, described Salem University as a good breeding ground for change agents.

Gov. Bello, represented by the Commissioner for education, science and technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, described the present administration commitment to education as witnessed in over 30% budgetary provision beyond the 26% by UNESCO as the administration’s commitment to Quality education.

Gov. Bello promised not to make graduates from the State tertiary institution as job seekers but as employers of labour, praised Salem University for graduating employers of labour and self reliant.

Gov. Bello commended Salem University for being a responsible Corporate Organization in the State, assured of a partnership with the University in raising leaders, finished products and make them global leaders.

Gov. Bello promised to continue to provide the needed Security for Salem University and other private businesses to thrive and to function effectively, stressed his administration’s irrevocable commitment to security.

Gov. Bello commend the rating of the University amongst other university’s in the world by the Times Higher Education world ranking, remarkable, assured of his administration’s support for the institution.

In his remarks, the Acting Pro. Chancellor of Salem University, Bishop Enobong Etteh, asked the graduands to be change agents promoters of peace and to remain patriotic to the country.

The Chancellor asked the graduands to be innovators, leaders in the midst of the storm, urged them not to be discouraged when things seems tough, described Salem University as a training ground for contemporary leaders, passionate about making impact in the society, urged them to be good ambassadors.

Also in his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Salem University Lokoja, Prof. ALEWO Johnson Akubo, said the University has maintained a clean bill in the accreditation of all program offered by the institution, with the recent addition of Mass Communication, Business Administration and Law .

While pointing out that 36 students of the college of law have effectively been mobilized for the next batch of the mandatory one year law school program, disclosed that the University made her way into the first 2000 Universities in the Times Higher Education world University ranking 2022.

In his remarks, the Acting Chancellor, charged the graduands to consolidate on the impact made by Salem University on there lives, pointing out that as change agents the time to go out, shine and change the world is now.

A total number of 960 graduands at the 5th combined convocation, made up 813 first degrees and 149 post graduate, 58 bag first class. The graduands are those of the 2018 to 2021 session.


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