Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Banku Obi has described the Joint University Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) as unique
The vice chancellor represented by the Dean of Students Affairs, Dr Tony Eyang made the statement at the JUPEB Students’ Orientation held in the main auditorium of the CES and further said the programme was exceptional and very important and cannot be disrupted by incessant industrial actions carried out by various unions within the campus.
Obi who informed that JUPEB started with just 10 students but now had 140, urged the students to be serious with their studies, stressing that enjoyment can wait, looking at this moment as their time and chance.
While addressing the students, Director of JUPEB, Dr. German Effa, said this is the 3rd batch of JUPEB since its inception 3 years ago. He also said that they are willing to help the students succeed as long as the students themselves are serious with their studies.
He pointed out that the facilitators are called Tutors as he encouraged students to work hard, be confident and do all it takes to make it.
The students were elated when the university’s admissions officer and director of academic affairs, Mr. Gabriel Usang expressed the optimism that everyone in the current class will be given admission.
He admonished them to read the curriculum and be guided by it so that they will succeed and added that anyone having difficulty making the cut off mark in Jamb should attempt JUPEB.
The director of centre for educational services, Prof Takim Ojua said JUPEB was real and not scam as insinuated by many. The Students were advised by the Chief Security Officer of the University to be security conscious, sober and focused on getting the admission they came for.
He also advised them not to join bad gangs or robbers, desist from examination malpractice, rape, indecent dressing and pass-through authorized exits in the institution.