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Friday, 13 January 2017
UNIUYO: SHIFTS EXAMINATION DATE
HOPE FOR NIGERIAN STUDENTS AS THE STUDENTS' UNION SENATE TAKES THE GRIEVANCES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATES TO THE SCHOOL'S MANAGEMENT
The Students' Union Senate led by distinguished Sen. Mbetobong Udoh on Wednesday, 11th January, 2017, had a courtesy meeting with the University's management team. The meeting had in attendance the Vice Chancellor, Dvc Administration, Dvc Academics, Registrar, Bursar, Chief Librarian, Dean of Students, Deputy Registrar and distinguished Students' Union Senators representing the 13 faculties of University of Uyo.
The Senate President in his address appreciated the management for putting smiles on the faces of Students by extending the payment of fees indefinitely and specifically thanked the Vice Chancellor for always being there for the Students.
He proceeded directly to the business of the day by expatiating the present pressing grievances of Nigerian Students and requested for a new hostel to replace the lost hostel at Udi street, adequate security across all campuses, 24 hours library services, routine washing of hostel water storage tanks, personalisation of results checking website, giving of supplementary continuous assessment test to 100level students coming in through the supplementary list, extension of semester's examination date and reduction of development levy from school fees of students.
After a brief deliberation, the management considered shifting the commencement of examination date from 30th January to 13th February, 2017, an order was made for supplementary continuous assessment test for 100level students coming in through supplementary list, a notice of cleaning of water tanks was sent to the director of works as well as personalisation of result checking website for purpose of students result confidentiality.
Concerning 24 hours library services, the chief librarian observed that the request is very possible but for the Institution to start operating a 24 hour Library service, factors like adequate security and constant power supply will have to be in place and as such promised that the University is still growing and will soon get to that point.
The Vice Chancellor noted that the NDDC hostel will soon be completed to remedy the hostel Challenges, promised to do his best in restoring adequate security on campus but the development levy will not be reduced as the University is looking at adding more facilities to the institution, transforming it into a citadel that can compete with other tertiary institutions outside.
He urged the University of Uyo students to be security conscious, peaceful and be committed to learning so as to help build a better society.
The Deputy Senate President distinguished Sen. Nsisong Ikon while giving the vote of thanks on behalf of the Students promised solidarity and the Students Undivided support towards making the administration a success as well as University of Uyo an outstanding citadel of learning.