From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
The Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye (GO) University, Enugu, Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Christian Anieke says the institution has mapped out plans to celebrate its ten years of existence in grand colours, saying part of the celebration would include monthly lectures to be delivered by prominent scholars and clergy men.
The Vice Chancellor gave the hints during the 10th matriculation of the University held on Saturday, January 26, in the school premises.
He said, “Today on the occasion of this matriculation, we will roll out the drums for activities marking our 10th anniversary. Some of the activities include lectures to be delivered monthly by prominent scholars and clergymen.
“This part of the celebration reflects the long tradition of the university to invite gifted Nigerians and citizens of other countries of the world to share their wealth of knowledge with the university community and our students. This is in line with our philosophy of dialogue.”
He also disclosed that part of the 10th anniversary celebration will include mass education of the public, adding that the initiative entails involving some of the students and teachers to teach in various schools in Enugu State.
“We are taking sound education to these schools as a sign of solidarity and desire to improve the standard of education in our schools,” the VC said.
He lamented that about 11 million children in Nigeria are out of school, adding that it was also shocking that many schools have become playing grounds for children who lack teachers to teach them.