Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has advised the newly admitted students of Topfaith University to uphold academic and moral excellence to achieve great feats.
Emmanuel, while addressing the matriculating students, charged them to replicate the values of the university during their stay in the institution.
Represented by his deputy, Moses Ekpo, the governor enjoined the students to shun misconduct, cultism, extortion, rape and illicit drug dealings, while pledging government’s support for the institution.
He said: “We are ready to partner with the school and be part of this unfolding greatness. You must turn away from anti-social behaviour to explore your full potentials for development.”
Chairman, Board of Trustees of the institution, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, tasked the students on creativity, resilience and hard work to secure a promising future for the country.
He identified discovery, development and deployment as the institution’s three dimensional thrust, saying these are channels to students’ successful stay on campus.
Abraham pledged the management’s commitment to innovating premium quality standards, noting that the naming of the Accounting faculty in honour of governor Emmanuel was an indication of the university’s high regard for the governor.
The vice chancellor, Prof. Patrick Ebewo, stressed the need for students to embrace ethical standards set by the university towards the attainment of social progress.
A total of 104 students were admitted into the institution’s four faculties. The present course profile is to be expanded to accommodate other academic discipline in 2023, while a post- graduate school is earmarked for second phase in 2028.