UNIABUJA Rectorate seeks support from alumni for university

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The Chancellor of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, called on members of the institution’s alumni association to support reconstruction efforts in course from the administration and staff of his alma mater. .

Mr. Na’Allah made the request when he met with members of the association’s executive committee during a recent visit to the United States of America (USA).

A statement issued by the head of university relations and information, Habib Yakoob, said that Mr. Na’Allah’s visit to the US was to meet with relevant stakeholders and discuss areas of support.

The statement added that the vice chancellor also tasked the alumni association and its partner, the King Baudouin Foundation, an independent organization based in the United States, to contribute to the development and elevation of the university to greater heights.

The rector explained to the alumni that government funding is not enough to improve the university, the statement added.

The statement reads in parts: “We are working to improve the ranking of the University of Abuja to a world-class university; this cannot be done without academic and infrastructure development and the creation of a better enabling environment for our students.

“As a public university, we can’t just rely on the federal government for funding. We need to mobilize funds and there are no better people to turn to than alumni.”

He called on the alumni association and its partner to consider supporting the student activity center by providing books to the library and awarding scholarships to deserving students.

Na’Allah said that the university administration was doing its best to provide a sound education to the population, including the working class, and to ensure that the students behaved well.

“Our Distance Education Center is among the best in Nigeria. Additionally, we have launched drug-free clubs and counseling services as we work day and night to help and rehabilitate affected students,” he said.

In New York

Similarly, during his visit to New York City, the Chancellor also participated in a parliament with another group called UniAbuja Love and Light Alumni Association, encouraging them to support the university that “had invested in them and contributed positively to what whether they have been converted. today.”

The vice chancellor also met with the permanent representative of Nigeria and the Nigerian mission in the United Nations (UN)Tijjani Bande, professor.

The two academics also discussed areas of possible collaborations to improve the quality of education in the country and the university in particular.

They met in Manhattan, in New York.

Pledge

Meanwhile, in her response, the president and founder of the UNIABUJA Alumni Association in the US, Ekeleoma Chuku, said that they would provide infrastructure and other support to improve the learning environment on campus.

She said: “We are happy to partner with the King Baudouin Foundation. We want the foundation to support our alma mater and the good policies of the vice-rector, Professor Na’Allah”.

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