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We’ll turn ABSU into world class institution, says Otti

Alex Otti, governor of Abia, has promised to elevate Abia State University (ABSU) to a world class institution.

The governor said this on Thursday when he received a report from the full visitation panel in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa south LGA.

Otti said the panel was set up to identify and address any threat to the vision of making the university a citadel of excellence.

“We had set up this full visitation panel to undertake a robust study of the systems and structures at ABSU, and evaluate how they align with international best practices,” he said.

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“Also, the panel would return to us with a comprehensive report that would direct what we do next, in terms of investments and policy formulation in collaboration with the relevant agencies and partners.

“What we ultimately seek to achieve is to rebuild ABSU into a citadel of excellence in learning, research and administration.

“We want to frontally confront and eliminate whatever constitutes a threat to our vision of turning the university into a world class institution.

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“An institution that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with its peers across the world on all the indices that matter in university education.”

Otti expressed optimism that the findings and recommendations of the panel would help position the institution for a “great rebirth”.

He commended the chairman and members of the panel for their timely completion of the assignment given to them.

“My promise is that ABSU shall witness a great rebirth under our watch,” the governor added.

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“The staff of the university shall be availed the right support to improve themselves and become better equipped for the very important assignment of shaping the future of our young ones.”

Steve Okodudu, chairman of the panel, thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve the people.

Okodudu said efforts of the panel would yield results if recommendations are thoroughly executed.

“The report we are presenting is the result of thorough research, extensive interviews, and diligent peer review sessions, thereby ensuring its factual accuracy and verifiability,” Okodudu said.

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“We hope that the contents of this full visitation panel report will justify your expectations.

“Your excellency, this report is a prima facie document that will require your further executive evaluation.

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“For this reason, I am not authorised to discuss specific observations, findings, or recommendations at this juncture.”

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