By Monday EBALU, Benin City
The Edo State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Education within the week visited the Edo University Iyamho in Etsako West Local Government Area to a certain the state of the University in order to enable government tackles some of the major challenges that may be facing it.
The Chairman, House standing committee on Education, Hon. Foly Ogedengbe told the management that their visit was part of their oversight functions.
Hon. Ogedengbe used the opportunity to congratulate the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor and his management team for the recent ranking of the University as the 3rd best out of the 160 universities in Nigeria by the NUC under the Open Educational Resources (OER).
According to him, “It is not always easy to come 3rd among Nigerians ‘universities for a school that is barely two years of existence, it is a record and we can only urge you to continue to do that thing which you are doing that has brought the good result, ” he added.
“I also want to congratulate the acting VC because he has shown that he is capable to manage the University, as members of the management have shown that they are able to sustain the facilities they met and also improve on it .”
I want to commend them for some work they are doing without a third party intervention, and also the recruitment process is fantastic and that is why they are ranked third best universities in Nigeria.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Emmanuel Aluyor had earlier welcomed the members of the committee to the University Iyamho to see why the school is called world Class University and used the opportunity to thank the committee for informing the house about the NUC ranking.
“I want to say it is a major milestone coming within two years of our coming on board and for us, it is an indication that we are actually doing something right.”
“I believe we are doing something right which has already been applauded, we want to promise that we will continue to move in that direction and hopefully, in the near future, we will not just be number third, we will be number one.’
Members of the committee were however taken on an inspection tour of the University to inspect all ongoing and completed infrastructural projects within the University