From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
The new Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU Prof. Joseph Tor Iorapuu has said his vision is to strategically reposition the institution as well as change the attitude of Benue people towards the school.
Prof. Iorapuu who made this promise while speaking with Journalists in Makurdi after assuming office as the 6th Vice Chancellor of the University, also pledged to ensure stability and enhance quality learning environment.
He further promised to set up a center of entrepreneurship to promote skills acquisition amongst the students.
“We want to produce students who can think strategically and not engage in bureaucracy. BSU is the heart and soul of Benue State and as such, all stakeholders must own it.
“My approach and desires are to model the way by building on existing blocks, inspire shared leadership and vision, promote academic excellence, enable others to act through staff welfare and training and encourage the Heart with the right attitude. These pillars will help us in achieving the objective of repositioning the University as Center of innovation, knowledge, creation, technology-enhanced enterprise driven, learning and adaptation as core competencies.
He appealed for cooperation from all stakeholders, students and the different Unions including ASUU, SSANU, NASU, and NAAT to enable him succeed.
The Professor of Theater Art, University of Jos, particularly called on all the unions at the national level to call off their strike in the interest of the students.