SOME former students of Department of Accounting and Management, University of Jos, have presented an award of excellence to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Sebastian Maimako.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former students, who were of 2005/2006 set and taught by Maimako as a lecturer in the department, presented the award on Saturday in Jos.
Presenting the award on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Peter Chuwang, said that the gesture was in recognition of the vice-chancellor’s outstanding performance in the running of the affairs of the university.
Chuwang described Maimako as a revolutionary leader whose infrastructural strides in the university remained legendary.
“Prof. Maimako’s outstanding performance and selfless service moved us into honouring him and celebrate his great achievements and contributions which have made the university to be rated as one of the best in the country.
“Having gone through the exemplary tutelage of the vice-chancellor, members of the set are now setting up a cooperative society that will assist us in our times of need and imbibe in us the culture of savings.
“This is what we learnt in school under the guidance of Prof. Maimako,”he said.
Also speaking, another member of the set, Mr Ezra Panle, commended the vice-chancellor for the infrastructural development dotting the landscape of the institution.
According to him, such giant stride has lifted the institution’s bar, thus making it to compete favourably with any of its contemporaries anywhere in the world.
He appreciated Maimako for his mentorship and the university as a whole for providing the environment that had enabled them to excel in all spheres of life.
Receiving the award, the vice-chancellor expressed delight and thanked members of the set for the spirit of togetherness still existing among them.
The vice-chancellor, who was visibly overwhelmed with the gesture, described the award by his former students as unprecedented.
“I gave credit to God for using me to contribute to your personal growth and development as individuals, and for your support towards the progress of the society.
“I thank you for this honour; I thank other stakeholders too who have made my tenure as vice-chancellor, which will soon elapse, a success,” he said.
– April 10, 2021 @ 16:30 GMT |