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  • 2019-08-05 15:04:25

VC PROMISES ROBUST SYNERGY WITH NAVAL WAR COLLEGE

VC PROMISES ROBUST SYNERGY WITH NAVAL WAR COLLEGE The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu says the institution would forge a sustainable and robust synergy with the Nigerian War College for mutual benefits. Prof. Akpagu stated this when officers of the Nigerian War College, led by the Commandant, paid a courtesy call on him in his office. The Vice Chancellor who described the visit as ‘important’ expressed delight over the relocation of the War College to Calabar, the Cross River State Capital. He said the institution is ready to partner with the college in many areas of interest, adding that the partnership will further cement the healthy relationship existing between the institution, the Chief of Naval Staff, and Commandant of the Eastern Naval Command. While commending the Commandant of the Naval War College for showing adequate capacity in the onerous task of piloting the affairs of the college, the Vice Chancellor expressed optimism that the presence of a college Naval Jetty post will help in checkmating criminal activities in the waterways. According to the Vice Chancellor, ‘’ I believe our partnership will stand the test of time because there are so many areas of interest we need to explore. ‘’ We are ready to accept any invitation for interaction and assistance due to the fact that that you are the pioneer training personnel of the war college’’ In his remarks, the Commandant, Naval War College, Rear Admiral Adeseye o. Ayobanjo thanked the Vice Chancellor for the warm reception, saying he is an astute administrator who recognizes the importance of partnership, especially with security agencies. He disclosed that the war college which hitherto had its operational base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was established in July 2017 to train selected officers who have rose to the rank of commanders, stating that the college was relocated to its permanent base in Calabar in March, 2019. Rear Admiral Ayobanjo said the college is already enjoying the relationship with the University as it is currently working with some academic staff of the institution to achieve its aims. The Naval Chief also stated that the college seeks to draw more knowledge from UNICAL and other institutions, as well as the United States War College for the training of service staff and other personnel. He added that the College which seeks to be a centre of excellence will collaborate with UNICAL in the development of publishing of their journal, organizing conferences and seminars as well as offering courses that will equip them with leadership and management principles.

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