Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Obol Lopon of Ugep Pays an Unscheduled Visit to CR-ITM

Obol Lopon of visits CR-ITM

|Victor Ndifon|16 May 2017|

 The 2nd most revered Traditional Ruler in Cross River State paid an auspicious visit to Cross River Institute of Technology and Management UGEP(small London) on Thursday May 11th 2017. It was indeed another opportunity for the First Class Traditional Ruler to lend his support and absolute commitment to the progress of the Institution.

The Obol Lopon stated once again that he would continue to court the attention of the Government of Cross River State under the able leadership of His Excellency Professor Senator Benedict Ayade, towards ensuring that the only Tertiary Institution in Yakurr stands the test of time.

He assured the Rector and his Staff that the issue of unpaid 8months salary arrears would soon be a thing of the past since he has received Government’s assurances in that regard.  He was well received by the Rector Professor Augustine Angba along with other top Management Staff.

The Rector thanked the Obol Lopon for paying the Institution this surprise but propitious visit. The Rector was adamant that this visit is a   sign that the challenges faced by the Institution would soon be a thing of the past. He thanked the Obol Lopon for his previous efforts in trying to ensure that the Institution survives and expressed the Institution’s resolve to fulfil its mandate despite the daunting challenges.

He told his Royal Highness that he feels happy and fulfilled that CR-ITM has been able to graduate her first batch of students with 43 of them cleared for their result which would soon be published online.

About seven of which, have already received their transcripts for admissions into Higher Degree programmes Nationally and Internationally. He also resolved that he and his Management with usual support of Government will ensure that the second batch of students graduate successfully.

The Rector led the Obol Lopon to a facility tour of the Institution accompanied by other top Management Staff.  He assured his Royal Majesty that as soon as the Signature Building is completed , furnished and equipped to run Engineering programmes , he and his Management team would do all that is humanly and technically possible to ensure that the Institution secures both Programme and Institutional accreditations .

 This will make Management efforts towards securing both Local and International Grant to the Institution more fruitful.

The Rector also brought to his Royal Highness knowledge, issues around the contravened properties within the Institution, land encroachment by adjourning communities and compensation which are very serious issues of concern to CRI-TM Management.

The Obol Lopon had first-hand glimpse of the magnitude of work done on the signature building and expressed optimism, that Government would ensure the completion of the project (Signature Building). The Obol Lopon was also very satisfied with the improvement in the quality of the environment and Staff commitment inspite of all odds.

Consequently, the hope for the growth of the Institution is once again rekindled by the commitment of one of the most eminent sons in the Yakurr nation. The Obol Lopon girdled with   unrivalled simplicity has shown again that the Traditional Institution in which he represents places premium on Education.  

Victor Ndifon is the Public Relations Officer /Official Spokesperson of CR-ITM UGEP