The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Edo University, Emmanuel Aluyor, says the institution has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two foreign universities.
Aluyor, made the disclosure during the matriculation of 350 students for the 2017/2018 academic session of the institution held at the school premises on Thursday.
He listed the foreign universities to include Worcester University in the United State of America and Sunderland University in the United Kingdom for exchange programme for students of the institutions.
He disclosed that the institution currently run six programmes since its inception in 2015.
The acting vice chancellor, also listed the six programmes as Faculties of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculties of Clinical Sciences, Faculties of Engineering, Faculties of Law and Faculties of Science.
He noted that the university was established by the state government to be a Centre of Excellence in line with best practices to produce highly rated scholars and graduates, who will contribute significantly to the development of the nation.
He assured the students that staff and management of the institution would provide the enabling environment for them to excel.
“The idea of excellence in academics and industry stems from the motto of the university, which is “Quality Education for Development”.
“I want to assure you that the Edo State Government and the management of Edo University will not relent in their efforts to ensure that all teaching and research facilities are provided for your learning benefits, “he said.
Aluyor, who whoever, warned the newly admitted students against indulging in social vices, threatened that any act of gangsterism and violence will not be tolerated by the school’s management.
“An act of gangstarism and violence will not be tolerated by the university management. It is management belief that students who err will be disciplined while students who do well should be rewarded consequently.
“I want you to bear in mind that most effective way to put across your demands and grievances is through dialogue and all the established channels of communication in the university must be used,” he added.
While pointing out that the institution is three years in its existence, he added that it is looking forward to producing its first set of graduates.
“This is the third matriculation ceromony of Edo University and we are looking forward to producing our first set of graduates.
“My dear matriculants, you are celebrated for being the lucky ones that were offered admission. I congratulate you for be the third set of students to take matriculation oath. As students of this university, i advise you to take your to take your studies seriously,” he stated.