ANAMBRA URGES FEDERAL INSTITUTIONS IN ANAMBRA TO RESPECT CATCHMENT AREA IN ADMISSION POLICY
By John Ndu :
Awka, Sept. 5, 2019 (MOI) Gov. Willie Obiano has urged federal Institutions operating in the South East to respect policy of catchment area in their admission process into tertiary universities and other institutions.
He believes that tertiary institutions in the South East ought to pay more attention to people of Igbo extraction in offering them admissions.
``Igbo will score high above the cutoff marks, yet denied admission, while their counterparts in other parts of the country will score below cutoff mark, and yet offered admission. This is quite unfortunate.’’
Gov. Obiano said this when Management and Governing Council Members of Nnamdi Azikiwe University paid him courtesy visit at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Awka on Sept. 4.
The delegation was led by Chairman of council, represented by Alhaji Isa Bello Modibbo and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone.
Obiano while receiving the delegation urged them to strengthen their efforts in the fight against cultism and crime-related issues, especially among their students.
The Governor pledged state government's intervention in refurbishing the access road leading to the School's Faculty of Agriculture, Ifite Ogwuari.
He, however, said that government would beef up security and study other challenges facing them.
Gov. Obiano said the intention of state Government was to upgrade the primary Health Centre at Ifite Ogwuari to a hospital.
``This is for the purpose of anticipated influx of students and other activities in the area.’’
Chairman of the council, informed the Governor that plans had been concluded to commence academic activities at Faculty of Agriculture, Ifite Ogwuari, for the 2019/2020 academic year.
He thanked Gov.
Obiano for his support and huge investment in education, which had projected the
image of Anambra in the global map. (MOI)