The AMEU’s executive who did not state reason for this appeal bewailed “inorder to build an institution of continue education, I appeal to you Bishop and members of the board to consider the increment of salaries from Vice President down to cleaners of this university as we continue to work exceptionally to ensure that excellence prevails.”
He commended staffs of the University for loyalty and devotion they continue to show to the institution, noting that “to be devoted is difficult to explain to outsiders, but we understand how incredibly you have been in working for the university.”
Dr. Paygai indicated that as the university sails into its third decade, it has an even greater goal to pursue to the nation as such there is a need to stay on course in its goal bearing something that is also achievable through awesome salary.
“As we sail in our third decade, taking on new challenges and exploring new opportunities along our way; let us keep up our good work with the support and solidarity of our staffs we will step forward to prepare our university into the next stage of development,” he according added.
Also serving as guest speaker of the ceremony, the chief executive officer of Atlantic Life and General Insurance Company, Dr. Clemenceau B. Urey spoke on the theme: “Developing culture to strive for excellence in organization including institutions of higher learning.”
Urey stated that education is a good tool for advancement thus stressing the need to uphold culture values.
He equally stated that school administrations lack qualified instructors due to the poor salaries indicating budgetary support is challenging for most universities in the country.