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Evangel University Announces 2020/2021 Admission Cutoff Mark, Says COVID-19 Not Affecting Academic Programme

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By Israel Mbam

The Management of  Evangel University, Akaeze in Ebonyi State, has announced the cut off mark for admission into her 2020/2021 Academic session, with assurance that corona virus pandemic would not affect their academic calendar.

Addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Vice Chancellor of the premier faith based University, Prof. Iche Ukpai Kalu, disclosed that despite the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, students of the University have nothing to lose as they would continue to learn through online platforms.

Speaking through the  Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Tiben Benz Nwali, the VC  noted that almost all the departments have concluded their online mid semester quizzes and that lecturers are always paid their salaries as at when due.

Vice Chancellor of Evangel University

“Our online platforms for teaching and learning in the University were very effective, coupled with the fact that the institution parades the best brains in academics with the University Management through the Vice Chancellor doing its best to motivate the workers through regular salary payment, despite the downturn of the world economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is worthy to note and establish here that Evangel University online teaching and learning is very effective. As  we talk to you now, we have just conducted our mid-semester quiz online and we are ready to start our exams online as soon as the time comes but within this week, every lecturer has conducted online quiz for their students.

“So, we have a very effective online teaching and learning platform for our students. That schools are closed and  that students are not seated in their class rooms does not in anyway mean they are loosing anything.

“That is why the Vice Chancellor, Prof. I. U. Kalu has continued to say that the Students of Evangel University will graduate on record time because we  are utilizing our time judiciously.” he stated.

The Vice Chancellor further disclosed that the school management has no intention  of keeping students beyond their expected period of graduation. He therefore, called on parents to synergize with them in achieving their set targets of ensuring that they produced best crop of  sound graduates that can compete with their counterparts globally.

 The VC called on parents to pay their children school fees, even as online teaching and learning were still in process, pending reopening of schools for normal physical activities.

“We have not been affected by the lockdown arising from the Coronavirus pandemic; we are  effectively online and we want to use this opportunity to call on the parents of Students of the University to pay their school fees because they are having their lectures everyday in the comfort of their rooms.

“The Management of this University has been able to work hard to ensure that there is constant salary for the Staff of the University; even during the period of lockdown, every staff of the University is receiving his or her full salary as at when due. 

“So, we thank the VC because of his magnanimity, his foresight in trying to pilot the affairs of the University to the point that the Staff of the University are not hungry.”

On the cut off mark for admission into Evangel University, Dr. Nwali said  the management after her meeting released the cut off mark in line with her policy and guideline from national Universities Commission, NUC and other relevant bodies.

“The VC also wants to use this medium to inform the general public that the University has released its internal cut off points for 2020/2021 admissions into various departments.

“For  Nursing Science Department is 180, then 160 for all the other departments. So, the public should take advantage of the nearness of Evangel University here in Ebonyi State; the serene environment and the effective online teaching and learning  that are very functional in Evangel University. Parents should use this opportunity to enroll their Wards and children into Evangel University for 2020/2021 academic session.”

He further explained that the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences has in it the Departments of English Language, Economics, History and International Relations, Sociology, Mass Communication, Political Science and Theater Arts. 

College of Health Science houses the Departments of Nursing Science, Physiotherapy, Radiography and Radiation Science, Medical Laboratory and Public Health. 

College of Management Sciences also offer degree courses in the Departments of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Management and Marketing, while College of Science has the Departments of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, Industrial Mathematics, Microbiology and Physics with Electronics.

Prof. Iche Kalu advised  the general public to visit the University website for details of admission. He also directed any candidate who wants to study at Evangel University, but did not make the University his or her first choice to visit JAMB portal for change  of institution or course.

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