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Alumni partner management, students to uplift environment, standards

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
27 July 2023   |   3:33 am
Old students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) have partnered with the management and students of the institution to uplift the environment, creating ambience for enhanced learning and standards.

Old students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) have partnered with the management and students of the institution to uplift the environment, creating ambience for enhanced learning and standards.

The President of the association, Prof. Laz Uzoechi, who disclosed this while unveiling the entrance gate rebuilt by the group said the body would work with the management and other stakeholders to enhance the institution’s aesthetics.

He said the association embarked on the project in the spirit of “giving back to the institution that made them what they are.”

Uzoechi, while commending the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nnenna Oti, said they were embittered by the continued encroachment on the institution’s land, leading to insecurity and constant vandalisation of some facilities.

He said the body had discussed modalities of handling the problem, including donating other amenities and facilities, such as state -of-art Information Communication Technology (ICT).

He said the achievements of the VC had put her on the world map, and enjoined members of the association to give back to the institution.

To boost electricity supply to the institution, Uzoechi said the body had donated a 33KVA line from Egbu, Owerri sub–station.

He announced plans by the association to contribute towards addressing the vexed issues of land encroachment and thoroughfare, which have made insecurity and vandalism regular occurrences in the university.

While unveiling the remodelled gate, the VC commended the old students for their commitment towards uplifting the school.