Posted on April 29, 2024, 8:30 am

Rector, Engr. Dr. Christopher Kalu Okoro Vows TO Transform Abia Poly Into World Class Institution

The Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Engr. Dr. Christopher Kalu Okoro has vowed that his administration would transform the institution to a world class standard.

Dr. Okoro stated this while delivering his speech at the 30th matriculation ceremony of new students in Aba, Abia State on Friday.

The Rector while congratulating the students said the event is a unique one for him as a person because it is the first, he is performing as the new leader of the institution.

He thanked the governor, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti  OFR, for the opportunity to serve in the capacity of a Rector and promised to give his best.

He said: “Today’s event is significant for me particularly because it is the first major ceremonial function I am performing as Rector of this Institution. This being the reason I hold the roughly three thousand matriculating Students of this batch in very high esteem; because they are, so to speak, the first set I am ‘birthing’ as Chief Executive Officer of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba.

“This event presents me with another auspicious platform to express my deep gratitude to the Visitor of this Institution, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR Executive Governor of Abia State for the faith, trust, and confidence he reposed on me by my appointment as Rector.

“This action of His Excellency will always challenge me to give my best to the recalibration and re-engineering of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. I am, of course, further motivated and energized by His Excellency’s incomparable commitment to the repositioning, reformation, and strategic development of this Institution into a world-class Centre of Excellence in Technological Education.

“Your Excellency, Sir, as instruments in the realization of your dream Abia State Polytechnic, Aba and Abia State at large. We pledge to always do our best to keep the fire of our little corners aglow.”

He urged the new students to give their best to studies and shun vices that will derail them from achieving their academic goals.

State Governor Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, OFR was Represented by Secretary to State Government Prof. Kenneth Kalu

Hon. Commissioner for Education, Prof. Eme Uche Eme