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ABIA VARSITY ALUMNI REJECT NEW EXAMS POLICY
« on: April 18, 2009, 04:37:42 PM »
The National Executive Committee of Abia State University Alumni Association has expressed its displeasure over the introduction of multiple choice questions other wise known as MCQ as the mode for conducting examinations in the university, both at the undergraduate and master?s degree programmes.

Addressing the governor of Abia State, Dr. Theodore Orji, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Comrade Chris Akomas, the National President of the association, Chief Umeh Kalu, who spoke on behalf of the executive committee, wondered how a law student, for instance, who benefited from that pattern of examination would cope in a profession that is determined by one?s persuasive and analytical skills.

He said: ?That examination pattern is something that has been bothering the generality of the alumni and a situation where all the examination programmes will be done by objective test is unacceptable to the association.
?It?s adversely affecting the products of the university, as most of them are no longer being admitted for master?s degree programme in other university?s. Graduates of the university are in various vocations and industries and we see these things. The association would want a change of the multiple choice system and the adoption of examination system, as obtained in other reputable institutions of higher learning.

?Abia State University Uturu is reputed to have produced graduates of proven integrity, who have excelled in different endeavors and must therefore, not be seen to be shying away from the guiding principles, which motivated the establishment of the university, which is, ?Excellence and Service?
Kalu had earlier appreciated the deputy governor for granting the alumni audience in spite of his crowded programmes.

He apologized to the government on behalf of the generality of the students for recent happenings in the school, especially the recent demonstration, which took place a few days back.
He said the happenings in the university prompted an emergency meeting of the association, so as to enable it take a position.

He went down memory lane, tracing the history of the establishment of the university, which dates back to the early 1980s by Chief Sam Mbakwe of blessed memory.
He said that the positions of the vice chancellor and registrar are transient but as graduates of that university, the history of their lives would not be completed without a mention of the university.

This, he said, gives credence to why the alumni are involved in the affairs of the school.
Kalu appealed to the government to consider a downward review of the school fees, which triggered a protest in the institution.

The association enjoined the government to set up a visitation panel, in line with the law establishing the university, to look into certain issues. He also thanked the government for increasing the monthly subvention to the school, from N80 million to N146 million, which was just reduced a few months back to N100 million, due to the global economic meltdown.

Responding the deputy governor, Comrade Akomas appreciated and commended the national body of Abia State University Alumni Association for showing what he called ?keen interest in their alma mater, and as well as being dedicated to the progress and development of the university.?

He said that government craves for such interest, saying that education is ?our greatest and biggest industry and so anything that has to do with the students, we do not toil with. It was this belief that made the government of Dr. T.A. Orji increase the university?s monthly subvention from N80 million to N146 million.?

On the issue of the visitation panel, he promised to deliver the association?s letter to the governor, who is a visitor to the university.
He frowned at the examination system, saying it was critical if that is what is happening across board. He gave assurance that government would look into the issue and address it appropriately.
The deputy governor commended the National Executive Committee of Abia State University Alumni Association for donating computers to the university?s computer centre and charged them to do more.

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