The pioneer Vice chancellor of Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Oru West council area, Imo state – Ogwo .E Ogwo has advocated for an academic curriculum that would feed students intellectually and spiritually in all tertiary institutions in the country.
This, he said is the basis of character formation which if adopted, would tremendously stem the rising tide of all forms of immorality currently ravaging these institutions.
Professor Ogwo, a former Vice Chancellor of Abia state University, stated this at an inauguration thanksgiving service of the Maranatha University which featured a short message with the theme “the light has come” and corporate prayers by the presiding Bishop of Praise Centre Church International – Bishop Stafford Nwaogu.
Noting that the business of running a university is not a tea party, the Don said that as a faith based institution, his administration would do her best to move it to greater heights in the face of older academic Establishments, feed the students intellectually and spiritually as the basis of character formation, threat them with firm love and discipline since the basis of the foundation is the love of God.
Professor Ogwo who paid glowing tributes to the proprietor, and other stakeholders of the institution for their zeal, courage and determination to bring the project to fruition promised to visit all the traditional rulers of the area to sensitize them on the arrival of the varsity.
Proprietor and member, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the institution – Pastor (Mrs) Grace Ngubo explained that the vision is to build a world class university based on faith and integrity, just as the mission is to provide basic academic programmes that would provide skills and ability.
She regretted that many youths acquire education without morality and the fear of God, and warned that the future would be bleak if this is left unchecked.
“Ours is to produce graduates imbued with the fear of God and who will be internationally acceptable to compete favourably with their counterparts all over the world”.
Also speaking, the chairman of the project implementation committee (PIC) professor Ogbonnaya Chikwe Onwudike congratulated the proprietor on her worthy vision which he said is one of the best Christian Universities across the globe that have made university education accessible for the youths.
Rev. Chukwuemeka Ngubo – the chancellor and chairman, BOT of the institution announced an immediate full 4-year scholarships for the first three (3) indigenes of the area to be admitted into the institution irrespective of their villages from Mgbidi.