IAUOE Graduates 4,841 Students …Wike, Jonathan To Grace Convocation

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Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Hrcourt

About 4,841 students are expected to be graduating during the combined 35th and 36th convocation of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Hrcourt scheduled to take place this Saturday.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who disclosed this during the church service, yesterday, organised to herald the week-long convocation activities, also hinted that the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike and the former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan were among dignitaries expected to grace the occasion.
He further disclosed that the essence of the church service at St. Augustine Catholic Chaplaincy, IAUOE Main Campus was to seek God’s favour towards the successful hosting of the programme.
The vice chancellor opined that the uniqueness of the programme was that it would be the first time Wike would be officially visiting the institution as the Visitor since he was elected governor of the state.
According to him, the university would also be conferring an honorary award on the presiding Bishop of Salvation Ministries, Bishop David Ibiyieomi for his support for humanity and the institution in particular.
Also speaking, the Registrar of the university, Mrs Hope Kue Ikoro said various activities have been lined up for the week-long convocation ceremony
She said the combined convocation be used for the conferment of post graduates, first degree and certificate awards on graduating students, among others.
Ikoro appealed for prayers and support from all for the success of the programme.
Earlier in his Homily, the guest preacher, Rev Fr Benjamin Ogechi Agbara urged Christians to choose wisely the kind of friendship they keep in life, adding that the country would be better only when Christians exemplify their callings by displaying good virtues as Christ’s representatives.
He charged people to inculcate the spirit of hardwork rather than following miracles while living for God, adding that worldly settlements do not promote a healthy society.
Our correspondent reports that the climax of the event was prayer offered for Governor Wike, the state, leaders at all levels of governance, the nation as well as the management of the university.