Provost pledges to move college forward

The newly appointed substantive Provost of College of Health Technology (COHTECH), Calabar, Cross River State, Dr. Janet Adah Alorye, has reiterated her administration’s readiness to work with the state government and keep the flag of the college flying.

Her appointment was confirmed by the state governor and Moderator to the college, Governor Benedict Ayade during the 10th matriculation of the institution.

While describing her appointment as a great honour, a call to serve and challenge, Dr. Alorye said: “I am committed to serve and my administration will work assiduously with the state government, led by Governor Ayade to make sure that the banner of COHTECH is kept flying for the entire world to see.

Indeed, this is a great opportunity for me to learn and do more than what I did while I was still acting.” Prior to the confirmation of her appointment, Alorye, who had held the position in acting capacity, also at one time or the other served in Academic Planning Unit in charge of admission, and Assistant Registrar in the college.

She is a graduate of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, where she obtained her B.Sc in Health Education, M.Sc Health the Education, and Ph.D in Health Education respectively.

Meanwhile, No fewer than 710 students took oath of allegiance of the college during the ceremony.

The Governing Council Chairman of the college, Mr. Fabian Okpa, while welcoming the governor, Prof. Ayade, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu to the event, promised that “the college will not fail in its primary mandate of grooming, producing quality students for the growth of country.”

The provost, while congratulating the students for scaling the college’s admission hurdles, however, reminded them that the privilege given to them also came with responsibilities which required the students to take their studies serious and work hard.

She urged them to be of good character, even as the provost warned them to steer clear of all forms of anti-social misnomer including examination malpractice, cultism and indecent dressing, among others, saying that the college has zero tolerance for indiscipline and bad conduct.

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