Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has inaugurated the seventh Governing Council of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi with a charge for members to reposition the institution to attain greater heights.
The governor, while performing the ceremony at the New Banquet Hall of Government House in Makurdi, charged the council to ensure the university produces entrepreneurial-minded graduates.
He said BSU, with students’ population of 25,000, was a great centre of learning in the country, saying he was passionate about its development and other state-owned tertiary institutions.
Ortom noted that BSU comes first among universities in the country in terms of payment of Earned and Academic Allowances, which underscores his administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare.
The governor also noted that with the desired attention and renewed efforts by his administration, the medical school of the institution graduates high quality medical doctors, pointing out that the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery had been renovated and fully integrated with the College of Health Sciences of BSU.
According to him, BSU had hired new workers to strengthen its faculties and improve quality of learning. He added that he had also directed that retired professors who were still active be employed on contract to improve research, teaching and supervision.