The Vice Chancellor, Rhema University, Prof. Ogbonnaya Onwudike has reiterated the institution’s commitment to raising youth with quality education and the fear of God in the face of moral and educational decadence.
Onwudike disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the sixth matriculation ceremony of the university in Aba recently.
The Vice Chancellor said the institution would take the place of the parents of the students enrolled in the institution by providing them the necessary support that would make them excel.
“It is our solemn resolve to train and produce men and women equipped with good education, strong character and integrity; men and women who with the fear of God, can stand the test of time and be role models. We know and understand what parents want for their children and we want to mould these children into individuals who will make you proud and not bring shame.
As a Christian University we are therefore committed to high moral and academic standards in line with our motto -Equipping Humanity for Excellence”, he said.
Onwudike noted that the set was the university’s sixth, also stressed that the number six is very significant spiritually. He argued that God rested on the sixth day after breathing into the nose of man.
He therefore called on the set to be perfect, hardworking, God-fearing and lead others to light.
“We thank God for helping us thus far. It was a very small beginning but God is helping us to go to greater heights. We enrolled only one person in the Banking and Finance department this year because, maybe, some of the persons that applied were not qualified and we could not deny the only qualified person admission.
“The department is one of those that has affiliation with professional bodies. We have affiliation with the Chartered Institute of Bankers”, he said.
He said that the university enrolled 48 students during the 2014 / 2015 session but has added six more students in the 2015 / 2016 session to take the number of new students to 54.
The Vice Chancellor said university, which became fully licensed on August 26, 2015 has eight out of its nine courses granted full accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC), while one programme has an interim accreditation status.