Cross River’s First Private Varsity Kicks Off

The first ever private university in Cross River state, Arthur Jarvis University, AJU, has kicked off, following its matriculation of 120 students.
The Head Of Service, HoS of the Federation, Angela Oyo-Ita who formally performed the opening and unveiling of its logo at the institution’s main campus in Akpabuyo local government area of the state enjoined the management to inculcate in the students, good morals, so that they can graduate and become truly useful citizens of the country.
She said, “as I officially declare open the commencement of this university today, I wish to commend the proprietor for nursing the idea to invest in education. I am well convinced that this university will add economic value to Akpabuyo local government and the state in general”.
Oyo-Ita who said she was  honored to witness the take- off of the first private university in the state, lauded Jarvis’ initiative for investing in education.
While commending the proprietor of the university, Arthur-Jarvis Archibong for his foresight, the HoS pointed out that the institution would improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the host community and the state as a whole.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Julian Osuji said that the school is founded with the aim of grooming students to be future ambassadors of the university and the country through moral discipline and academic
“As we commence academic work, I wish to advise students to be dedicated to their studies and moral values.
“Arthur Jarvis university is a great institution that stands proudly as a citadel of moral discipline and academic excellence’’.
Chairman of the institution’s Board of Trustees, Prof. Bassey Asuquo disclosed that the university is taking off with 10 departments and 15 programmes with an assurance that the institution will complement the state government’s efforts in lifting the state from her educationally disadvantaged status.

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