Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello on Saturday granted the Vice Chancellor of Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba, Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche financial autonomy to utilize the internally generated revenue to improve infrastructure in the institution.
The Governor who is the visitor to the University, gave the directive during the 6th convocation ceremonies of the institution, noted that the Vice Chancellor has demonstrated high level of probity and accountability in the management of the resources of the university.
He promised his administration’s resolve to make the institution one of the best state owned university in the country, urged the management of the university not to relent as there are other things needed to be done for the development of the institution.
“The Vice Chancellor is a good representative of women in governance. She is a perfect representation of women in leadership.
“I have carefully listen to your demands, challenges and the first request I will grant is the 100 percent management of the university Internal Generated Revenue by the management of the institution.
“You have demonstrated what this administration stands for which is probity , accountability and prudent utilization of resources. You have also demonstrated good leadership.
“The achievement recorded by the VC could not have been fruitful without the cooperation and support of the Governing Council, Staff and students of the university and as such I appreciated their collective efforts.
“Just within one year as substantive Vice Chancellor you are able to execute projects that have direct bearing on the life of the students and staff including 100 per cent accreditation for the course you offered in this university.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor said
that the citadel of learning graduated a total of 20,634 students from 2014/2015 -2019/2020 academic sessions, adding that out of the 20,634 graduates, a total of 60 made First Class ,while no fewer than 80 made ordinary pass.
Professor Tenuche who is the first female Vice Chancellor of university stated that the graduands were from various departments and at different levels, Phd, Masters, Post graduate, graduate and diploma programmes of the University.
However, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello was among the awardees of honorary degrees (Honouraris Causa) for his development stride in Education while Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial district, Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho and a Kaduna based industrialist , Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal also received the awards for their various contributions to education