Inauguration of GOUNI Parents Forum EXCO Members

Inauguration of GOUNI Parents Forum EXCO Members

The Original aim for setting up the Parents Forum of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu is to help the university tackle its infrastructural development challenges

Correspondent Godwin Umeh reports that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Reverend Father Professor Christian Anieke gave the explanation during the inaugural visit of the executive of the forum.

Reverend Father Professor Anieke said the most attractive thing to the university is infrastructure and urged the forum to be careful in planning its programmes and ensure they conform to the plans of the institution.

He said the main campus of the university at Ugwuomu Nike is for expansion, stressing that the management would not abandon the Thinkers Corner Campus of the institution.

“One thing the forum has been of help is our scholarship scheme which needs funding. Without the Parents Forum, it would have not been possible, because you cannot take money somebody has given for other projects to run scholarship office”.

Reverend Father Professor Anieke observed that the number of students seeking for admissions each year in Nigeria has been on the increase, pointing out that the nation lacks enough relevant tertiary institutions to admit the applicants.  

The Vice Chancellor announced plans by the university to introduce Nursing and Medical Laboratory Programmes and enjoined the members of the forum to key in to make the projects a reality.

According to the Vice Chancellor, some of the facilities needed for the take-off of the programmes have been provided, adding that more buildings are needed for the nursing programmes.

He charged the parents to assist the universities sell its policies on minimum scores for students, stressing that regular meeting of the parents would reduce doubts among the members of the forum.

Responding, the Chairman of the forum, Sir Eusebiuse Offor announced plans by the organization to organize students’ leadership conference and appealed for support to make the conference a reality.

Sir Offor said the forum would key into the development programmes of the university, by assisting in the building of more classrooms, and hostels.

The Chairman described the university as unique and urged the students to value the qualities of the institution.

In a comment, the Treasurer of the forum, Mrs. Maureen Chukwuanukwu called for due process in all activities of the organization so as to avoid allegations of selfish motives by the executive of the forum.

Also speaking, the Financial Secretary of the forum, Mrs. Angela Elonye called for collective efforts by the members of the forum to achieve the objectives of the forum.