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VC bemoans mounting insecurity, as Paul University matriculates 125


The Vice Chancellor of Paul University, Awka, Prof (Venerable) Uche Isiugo-Abanihi, has decried the increasing insecurity, which he said has remained a nagging issue in the country.

Fielding questions from journalists at the university’s 8th matriculation ceremony at Awka, yesterday, the vice chancellor, speaking on the problem of infrastructure within the system, admitted that the institution depend principally on kind, public-spirited individuals and organisations support of the proprietors of the various private universities that have remained insufficient.

Donors to Paul University include the late elder statesman, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who donated the Administration Block; Dr. Joyce Barber, who donated the Medical Centre, and the Sage Nebeife Foundation, led by a member of its Trustees, Mr. Emeka Nwawka, who donated the university’s auditorium, housing the Department of Mass Communication, Institute of Theology and a 572-seater auditorium, where the matriculations, convocations and major public lectures and special events were held since 2016.

While thanking the donors for their support, the vice chancellor appealed for more assistance from individuals and organisations to rev up the achieving the institution’s goals in record time.

Other donors, he noted, included Chief Mike Nkwoji; Chief I.G. Abana; Igwe Ralph Ekpe; and Chief Godwin Okeke, a transport magnate.On the state of the nation, Isiugo-Abanihi expressed deep worries that the rising killings in parts of the country has left even the valiant faint-hearted, bemoaning that life has become cheap in the country, with the government seemingly helpless.He acknowledged challenges, but said insecurity remains topmost, as nothing could be achieved in the face of insecurity.

On cultism among students, he reiterated that being a full residential Christian university, it has suspended four students in the last one year for cult-related offences.He explained that the fees charged by the institution remains the lowest among private universities nationwide.

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