COOU Vice Chancellor’s Message to the University Community 17 November, 2020
Dear Staff, Students and Members of the University Community,
The events of past few days that saw to the loss of lives of our dear Students is regrettable and unprecedented; reason we all have to look up to God in prayers.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the immediate families, Department and friends of the deceased.
My Dear Students, we have taken strict measures to see that by the grace of God, such tragedy would not befall our students or any other within the University Community.
After an on-the-spot assessment, the following measures would be taken immediately:
- Construction of bumps along the Igbariam road leading up to the University,
- Reorientation of the bikers on road usage and moderate riding and,
- A strict directives have been given to the transport operators within the University Community to ensure that safe and careful road usage is implemented or actions would be taken against defaulters.
Dear University Community, I call on us all to continue to pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of our dear Students, for our University and for all of us.
May the Soul of the Departed through the mercy of God rest in peace Amen.
The message above is to assuage your fears; to let you know our efforts so far to do away with the off-campus situation in our school. Also, you may wish to know that the University Management, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Greg. C. Nwakoby had before now signed an MoU with five different companies to build a 600 capacity hostel each and three out of them have started theirs. These are enough efforts to do away with the off-campus syndrome in COOU.
Prof Greg Nwakoby