About one thousand, three hundred and sixteen matriculates have been admitted into the eleven Departments of Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology Aba to undertake Certificate, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Programmes.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Commissioner for Health Dr Joe Osuji represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary – Mrs. Ada Achi described the event as the beginning of their academic pursuit and advised them to engage in those activities that will distinguish them in character and learning.
In his address, the chairman Governing Board of the College – Dr. Linus Ogbokiri appreciated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for positioning the school towards realizing its roles as a center of Research, Training and Development of techniques and Skills in Health Sciences, Management, Commerce and Applied Sciences and advised the new students to study hard.
Declaring the ceremony open, the Rector, Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology Aba – Prof Lawrence Chigbu reminded the students that the institution has zero tolerance to cultism, exam malpractices and other social vices noting that the college has enjoyed loafty support from Governor Okezie Ikpeazu including prompt payment of their salaries and procurement of a permanent site at Umuobiakwa where Developmental work is in progress.
In their goodwill messages, the state Head of Service – Sir Onyii Wamah represented by the Permanent Secretary Trade and Investment- Sir S. N Egwu and the S. A to the Governor on Students Affairs – Mr Chibuzo Ndom encouraged the students to abide by the policies of the institution while the Vice Chancellor ABSU represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Prof Godwin Emezue said that ABSU is looking forward a collaboration that will enable the students have B.Sc. in Public Health.
Some of the matriculates who spoke with Our Aba Zonal Correspondent Chinyere Francis Anyaogu including Ibe Kelechi of Public Administration and Chinyere Azubuine of Community Health thanked God and their parents for the opportunity and promised to make them proud.