November 17 is globally known as International Students’ Day and preparation has been on top gear in Calabar to mark this years International Students Day.
According to a release from the Special Assistant on students’ affairs to Cross River Governor, Prince Michael Abuo, yesterday in Calabar, the day will be utilized to x-ray the academic gains of the Ayade’s led administration in the State.
The occasion, he further noted will also be used to address some challenges of students’ both in the state and national levels, with a view to make appropriate recommendations, where necessary.
According to the statement, issued shortly after a steering committee for the event was inaugurated, the decision to mark the event in the state became imperative considering the friendly educational polices of the present administration.
“November 17, is globally marked as International Student Day. The Governor of Cross River State, as an academician and political guru and one who is working assiduously to elevate the state from an academic less developed state to one that is developed, considered it noble that this day be celebrated in Cross River, as it is done internationally.
“Therefore, the Office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Student Affairs and Youth Mobilization will be marking the event”, the statement read in part.
A press briefing slated for November 16, 2016, will precede the event proper, which is expected to feature a talk show, interactive session, free HIV testing/malaria testing and treatment, spelling competitions, respectively, the statement added.
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