Despite Insurgency We Have Graduated Students With Best Results Says Adamawa State University Vice Chancellor
The Vice chancellor of Adamawa state University Mubi, Professor David Joshua Shall said the School has graduated its IJMB students with sixty five percent pass results.
According to him the results are considerable good and average considering the numbers of months wasted at home doing nothing as a result of Boko Haram attacks in Mubi.
Mr David said this when our correspondent paid him a visit in Mubi to assess the level of damage done to the institution by members of Boko Haram, after an official announcement of reopening the school that was abruptly closed down when Mubi was over ran by the Insurgents.
“When compare to the previous results of passed students in the school one will confidently say that, if you are stressed in life it brings out the best in you”. David said
He added that “though it was really a precarious situation as is highly capital intensive in terms of logistics and other issues which are miscellaneous in nature
“All the 124 IJMB students were contacted and 115 turned up for the exams. I am indebted to schools like AUN, FCE Yola, Adamawa state polytechnic which is our sister institutions for given us their Halls, Hostels and even Vehicles to be transporting our students”.
He further said that the school is well positioned to be a pace setter and favourably compete with other universities in the country.
His coming on board as the new VC is to see that ADSU in no distance time become a university with symbol of growth both academically and structurally, his vision and that of the school will be turned into a developmental wheel.
Hears his words
“My vision in life is development, I don’t believe in stagnation any where I find myself, I believe in moving. I love the vision of this great school which Education for Development.
“I received my appointment letter ten days after Boko Haram have over ran the entire town of Mubi, quite a perilous time for me to do the Job, the first thing I do during and after the insurgency is the safety of my staff and my students by making sure that they are safe and comfortable.
“The next thing is to rehabilitates the entire school because it was badly damaged by the insurgents, the hostels, offices are now wearing a different look all together, so that our students will have better place of learning.
“As I am talking to you all arrangements has been concluded to open a faculty of Medical sciences as one of the vision of the institution is to be the best in terms of Medical sciences in the country, already a foundation is laid to start a faculty of law by the previous government, at most 2016 these faculties will be in full operational
” In connection with these development the Executive Governor of the , Senator Jibrilla Bindow went to TETFUND and sourced money that is up to half a billion naira, we are now in the process of accessing the money.
“With all these in mind I am standing tall because I have a Governor who is willing and ready to support anything they called Education, I have no choice than to also play my good part to see that this institution outshines the other despite the scourge of insurgency.
“I set up communities that will access various level and degrees of damage as we resumed few days ago lectures have commenced in all seriousness to shape up the academic calendar and meet up with the next NYSC Batch for our graduating students,” David said
He regretted the dead of one of his staff who died along side with his children when Boko Haram attacked Mubi and two students.
When going around the school some students were interviewed to know how they feel about the reopening of the school.
Maryam Isa three hundred level students of Business Administration said; ” We happy to be back after spending close to a year at home i know this time the VC is ready to change the whole school, just that day we resumed our lectures commenced serious, he renovated our hostels and lectures halls, my prayers is that Boko Haram will not surfaces again,” she said
Abubakar Adamu of the department of Public Administration, remembered the ugly experience he went through during the insurgency days sometimes last year, he called on both the federal and state government to take the matter of security serious as without serious measures taken to have a sustained secured environment no meaning full development will be achieved
Another student simply said is Kwada praises the Vice chancellor as he thought he will come and meet shambles and pieces of the school on the ground base on the last episode of Boko Haram attack.
“Wallahi this Man tried, now see why they appointed him, indeed he has outstanding quality of leadership whose improving integrity has spot him out from University of Maiduguri to serve his mother state, Prof keep it up and let us graduate in time,” he said.