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Maritime Academy boss bags honorary degree


Oron, Joshua Okpo

Joshua Okpo

THE European American University- Commonwealth of Dominica has honoured the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Joshua Okpo, with honorary Doctor of Science in Engineering and Project Management.

A press statement explained that the event, which took place at the University of Lagos, attracted members of the MAN, Oron community, officials of European American University, Common wealth of Dominica, some staff and students of University of Lagos and a member of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Governing Council, Reuben Agwu, among others.

Speaking after decorating the Rector with full regalia of academic gown and presentation of certificate, the representative of European American University, Common-Wealth of Dominica, Dr. Luke Okoye, explained that the selection of Okpo for the honorary Doctorate degree in Science Engineering and Project Management was informed by the impressive strides his administration has recorded in the Academy, as well as his sustained drive towards making the Academy the first and the best in Africa.

Luke, who according to the statement described Okpo as a pacesetter, patriotic Nigerian, astute administrator and a bridge builder, noted that the Rector’s clean record of dedicated public service has helped in shaping the landscape of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron and putting it on the global Maritime map of reckoning.

He urged Okpo to remain a good ambassador of European American University Common Wealth of Dominica, wherever he goes. Speaking on behalf of the Governing Council, Agwu described the Rector as a detribalized Nigerian who has repositioned the Academy in line with international best standards.

Responding after receiving the Doctorate Certificate from the European University, Okpo expressed gratitude to the European University, Common Wealth of Dominica for finding him fit for the honour and pledged to justify the confidence reposed in him by remaining resolute, steadfast and focused in driving the premier Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron to its greatness.

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