Chairman Of Association Of Vice Chancellors Of Nigerian Universities, Prof Joseph Ajienka Has Commended Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike For The Role He Played In The Resolution Of Academic Staff Union Of Universities Crisis.
Chairman of Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Prof Joseph Ajienka has commended the role Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike played in the resolution of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, crisis while he served as the nation’s Supervising Minister of Education.
Professor Ajienka who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt spoke on Wednesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt when he led the Management of the University of Port Harcourt on a visit to the governor. The Vice Chancellor noted that Governor Wike as Minister of Education played a critical role in ensuring that the immediate past Jonathan administration reached the necessary agreement with ASUU on the funding of public university education in the country.
He said: “As chairman of the Vice Chancellors in Nigeria, I want to commend you for the role you played as Minister in the resolution of the ASUU crisis. ” He invited the governor to the Convocation Ceremony of the University at the weekend. The Vice Chancellor also called on the governor to grace the meeting of Vice Chancellors to be hosted by the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Responding, Governor Wike stated his commitment to the promotion of university education is unequivocal, noting that he will continue to support University of Port Harcourt as an alumnus of the school. He said that successful efforts that facilitated the resolution of the ASUU crisis was made possible by the unifying role played by the likes of Professor Ajienka.
Wike said that the resolution of the ASUU has impacted positively on the development of University Education in the country. He said : “ Under my watch, we will always support the University of Port Harcourt. I am an alumnus of the University and I will always work towards the development of the university”.