President Muhammad Buhari has commended the management of the University of Calabar, Cross River, for being the first in Nigeria to introduce Anti-Corruption and Anti-Terrorism studies in their curriculum.
The President gave the commendation during the 32nd Convocation ceremony of the institution on Saturday in Calabar.
PMB who was represented by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Usani Usani, urged other universities to emulate the example to complement the efforts of government in the struggle to defeat both challenges.
Buhari applauded the University for its judicious use of the scarce resources allocated to it through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and other interventions adding that the projects that were inaugurated including the solar power energy solution which was ongoing, were testimony of the management’s prudence.
“This government is aware of the unique role that qualitative education can play in promoting awareness about the destructive nature of corruption, terrorism, violent crimes and other social vices that have held our nation hostage.
“My administration will continue to fight these ills until we can totally eradicate or render them impotent. Your university and all others in our country must key into this struggle and commit yourselves to our collective success,” he stated.
The President congratulated the graduands and reminded them that graduation was both a concept and a process, saying they would need to appreciate the difference to be successful with learning hereafter.
He assured the management of the university of government’s continued support in the provision and improvement of infrastructure in the universities and urged everyone to support the efforts of government by ensuring the sustenance of a peaceful and conducive environment necessary for uninterrupted teaching and learning.