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ETINAN INSTITUTE DECORATES UDOM’S AIDE, ACAPELLA ICON AS THEIR BRAND AMBASSADORS

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Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Special Assistant on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso , and an acapella musical icon, Ubong Ikpe were on Thursday, decorated as brand ambassadors of Etinan Institute.

They were eulogized for being exceptional alumni in their respective disciplines in media practice and acapella brand of music by the Etinan Institute Old Students.

The old students of the institution under the aegis of Etinan Institute Old Students Association, ETINOSA, had stormed their alma mater at the 2021 Speech, Prize Giving, and Award Day.

Prince Mike Sabastine, their international president, who decorated the two alumni of the institute, further lauded Mr .Ndueso for consistency and professionalism in the discharge of his responsibilities as a journalist.

Welcoming the students at the event, the ETINOSA president challenged them to stand out as geniuses in the current generation to be ready for future leadership.

“Let me say that education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy and no enemy can alienate”, Mr .Sabastine said.

He encouraged the none prize winners to work hard to merit prizes in subsequent opportunities, rather than lose hope.

The Old Students pledged to do more to attract more developments to their Alma mater and promised to redesign the entrance into the school to become befitting of its name.

In his keynote address at the occasion, a businessman, industrialist, and old student of the school, Chief Nelson Miangekere urged the students to strive to stand out in their various callings.

Miangekere an old student of the 1960 set, maintained that it does not matter what profession one ventured into, but that the important thing is to be exceptional in a rather competitive society.

The ceremony moderated by a former teacher of the institute and a retired permanent secretary in the state civil service, Mr. Ekanabasi Ubong, saw the old students present cash prizes, exercise books, and textbooks to the best students of each subject in all the classes in the school, as well as the best-behaved students in the school.

They earlier held motivational sessions with the respective classes to mentor and inspire the students in their separate groups, warning them against the vices of cultism and prostitution, as well as charging them to aim for greatness through hard work and focus in their studies.

The principal and staff of the institute participated in the speech, prize, and award-giving ceremony which was also attended by a former student, Dr. Dora Ebong, proprietress of Topcare Pharmacy and member of the Federal Character Commission.

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SENIOR STAFF OF VARSITIES ASSEMBLE FOR PASTOR UMO ENO, LAUD GOV EMMANUEL ON PEACE, INDUSTRIALIZATION

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Tertiary Institution Consolidation Alliance (TICA), a socio-political group of senior staff from different tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State has drummed support for Pastor Umo Eno’s governorship aspiration.

The group whose main aim is to ensure that the relative peace enjoyed in the State is sustained had a meeting, Wednesday at Ibom e-library, where they jointly expressed their appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel for making peace a reality in Akwa Ibom State.

Speaking during the meeting, Comrade (Mrs) Mary Inyang, Chairperson of National Association of Academic Technologists, Uniuyo Branch and Coordinator, Tertiary Institutions Consolidation Alliance (TICA) noted that the group was formed to support peace, development in the State and also to sustain the peace that is already being enjoyed through support for Pastor Umo Eno.

“We have moved together as members of staff of different tertiary institutions to form this group and to stand with the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, who has made it possible for us to be in peace and also to support the incoming Governor”

Also speaking during the meeting, Comrade (Mrs) Anietie Attai Chairperson, Women Labor Committee while commending the Governor for commissioning so many projects in the State including educational infrastructure, said that Tertiary Institution Consolidation Alliance (TICA) was birthed in support of the Government.

She further noted that the group is a coalition of individuals with like-minds from different tertiary institutions that came together to form the body with the common goal of appreciating what the Governor has done so far and to support him to even do more through Pastor Eno, who will make the State to continue to enjoy the relative peace it’s enjoying presently.

Addressing the group, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, said God’s mercy made him sent a Governor like Mr Emmanuel who has stopped at nothing in ensuring that there is peace in the State.

He said the Governor went further to ensure that Akwa Ibom lost its status as a civil service state, with the establishment of several industries, the latest being the Coconut Oil Factory billed for commissioning.

Mr Ndueso also expressed his support and excitement for the move and commended the group’s decision to throw its full weight on Pastor Umo Eno, adding that the group’s essence of coming together is undeniably defined by sound principles.

“I am elated to be associated with this forum. It is not very common to see a group of people who come together independently without any prompting to come and take the right decisions especially in the Nigeria of today.”

The Governor’s Aide further described Pastor Umo Eno as a man of peace, God-fearing, and sociable who on his own, and without any government funding, was able to establish and manage several thriving businesses.

“Pastor Umo Eno is not someone that is coming to the State to settle any political baggage, he is someone who on his own prowess, was able to establish a business and that business has been able to thrive.

“We need someone who can manage businesses and harness the potentials of our young persons to grow”

On the ongoing strike action that has crippled academic activities in tertiary institutions, Mr Ndueso lamented that those in authorities were paying lip services to education because of lack of interest and joined the call for an end to the impasse.

“I am surprised that recently airline owners threatened a strike action and the federal government hurriedly settled the grey areas and the strike was prevented, whereas lecturers have been ignored while then federal government owned tertiary institutions remain under locks and key.

“This is why we must make sure we look out for leaders with credible antecedents in the ongoing transition exercise, so that the country can be liberated”, he added.

Also present at the meeting were Special Assistant to the Governor on Project Monitoring, Mr Uwemedimo Umanah, Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Mr Aniekeme Finbarr, Special Assistant to the Govenror on ICT, Engr. Solomon Eyo, Nsipmong Ikpoto- NAAT Chairman Akwa Ibom State University, and a host of others.

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JOB CREATION: AKSG BEGINS RECRUITMENT OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS

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In furtherance of the completion agenda, the Udom Emmanuel Administration of Akwa Ibom State has rolled out modalities for the recruitment of teachers to further boost the educational system in the State.

A release signed by the Executive Chairman, State Technical Schools board, Elder Godwin S. Udom revealed the application for the job will begin on Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 and will end on Monday, 28th February 2022. Prospective applicants are hereby asked to apply via this link: www.stsb.ak.gov.ng More details are contained in the accompanying photograph.

Enoma Akpan
Information unit
State Technical Schools board.

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INFO COMMISSIONER EMEMOBONG BLESSES FAMILY OF LATE INFO BOSS, EKPO WITH CHILD’S TUITION, ORS

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In the spirit of love of the season, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong has blessed the family of a late one-time Commissioner for Information, Mr. Sunday Ekpo, with a child’s tuition fees and other incidental expenses for his remaining years in school.

The Commissioner’s magnanimity was  showered  on the late Commissioner’s family today, Monday, February 14, at his Ewet Housing Estate residence in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Comrade Ini Ememobong who said, today,  was the best day to reach out to the family, being a day marked for the celebration of love, expressed that the gift was  a symbol of the love of the Ministry of Information and Strategy to the family of the late political head of the Ministry.

Represented at the occasion by the Director of Public Relations, Mrs Grace Akpan, the State Information helmsman said, it was the desire of the Ministry to ensure that, the beneficiary of the tuition fees, complete his first degree without any financial stress of any sort.

He charged the beneficiary, Samuel Sunday Ekpo, a 200 level Theatre Arts student of the Akwa Ibom State University, AKSU, to lead a life worthy in character and learning to maintain the good name of his father and also reciprocate the kind gesture of the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

The Commissioner emphasized that, the gesture is part of the customary practice of the Ministry under his watch to identify with past Commissioners and Political heads of the Ministry in their moments of grief and joy, adding that, all stakeholders of the Ministry will continue to benefit from this magnanimous gesture as part of its welfare programme.

Responding, the widow of the late Commissioner, Mrs. Nkoyo Sunday Ekpo, expressed deep appreciation to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong and the entire Ministry for always identifying with the family and emphasized that, the cash gift will be judiciously utilised for the purpose it is meant for.

Accompanying the Director of Public Relations on the visit were; the Head of Planning, Research and Statistics, PRS, Mr. Peter Antai among others.

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