The Alumini Assocaition, Rivers State University of Science and Technolgy has sworn in a new executive to pilot their affairs for the next two years.
The swearing in took place during the association’s biennial convention held on Sunday April 1, 2012 at Landmark Hotel, Port Harcourt, those sworn in were Chief (Mrs.) Constance Amala (KSC), Prince Ikechi for chairman and vice respectively, Godwin U. Emenike, secretary, Sobarasua, Assistant secretary, Japhet M. Igoni, financial secretary and Kate Power, for treasurer. Others are, Jerry Azubuike John Ndah legal adviser and Nwakaego M. Osuji.
In her acceptance speech, the incoming chairman Mrs. Constance Amala thanked the members for giving them the opportunity to serve, adding that they will not betray the confidence bestowed on them.
Speaking to newsmen, Mrs. Amala gave thanks to God for the day and stated that the association would work closely with the alma mater to make sure things are going well in the school, adding that though she could not predict her success in office, she hoped it would be a success.
Earlier, the outgoing chairman, Dame Hon. Beatrice O. Awala (JP) thanked the vice chancellor of the institution for breaking the jinx of the University when due graduands of over 6 years were left without convocation until recently, asking him to continue in that direction.
In his speech, the speaker Rivers state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree asked the new executive to try their best to reach out to members for meetings, asking members to see to the development of the school and frowned at delays in graduating students who had finished their programmes in the school.
He said he would support the Alumini Association anytime he is called upon.
Opu Senibo Marshall Jack Tolofari, in his lecture titled “the Alumini and the society” compared the relationship between the mother and child and said the alma mater made the alumini and the alumni will in turn give back to the alma mater.
Highlights of the occasion were award of honour to several personalities who has distinguished themselves in the society among whom are Marshall Stanley Uwom. Hon. Osima Ginah, Hon. Kingsley O. Chinda, Hon. Olaka Nwogu, Hon. Dakuku Peterside, Sen. Magnus Abe and His Excellency, Engr. Tele Ikuru, decoration of the newly sworn-in chairman and the official handing over of office. ###