Following the amendment of the law establishing the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education , a substantive vice Chancellor of the institution will soon be appointed, Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated.
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Signing the amended Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Law Number 6 of 2016 at the Government House , Port Harcourt on Monday , Governor Wike said that the state government will act on the recommendation of the Governing Council of the University .
He said: “I thank you for expediting action by amending the relevant aspects of the principal law of the university .
“Having done this , we will quickly act on the recommendation of the Governing Council to appoint a substantive Vice Chancellor “.
The governor explained that it was unfair that people would insert into the University Law, a clause restricting persons who didn’t study education from becoming vice Chancellor at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education .
He said: “All over the world, Presidents of Universities attract funds to the institutions for development .
“Vice Chancellors should be the persons who have good relationships with the outside world with the aim of attracting funds”
In his remarks, Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly , Dabo Adams assured the governor that the State Assembly will continue to pass laws for the good governance of the state.
Earlier, Major Leader, Martin Amaewhule while presenting the bill for the governor’s assent noted that the amendment was done for the development of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education .