No fewer than 50 companies and service providers will participate in an intellectual fair organised by Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, the Vice Chancellor, Christian Anieke.
Mr. Anieke, a professor, said the fair tagged: ‘Gown and Town Assembly’ was aimed at building the capacity of students of the institution. The VC announced this during the pre-convocation press briefing of the institution in Enugu on Monday.
it would also be an opportunity to witness the companies and service providers exhibiting their wares.
He said that the event which was part of activities to mark the 2018 convocation ceremony of the institution would enable students and visitors interface with employers of labour.
he said.
“One unique feature of this convocation is the Town and Gown Assembly. The world of industry and commerce is the town while the university is the gown.
“Different companies, industries and service agencies have been invited to the fair to provide students the opportunity to see them and know what they do.
“Each will be assigned a place in the arena where they can display their products and provide information to students, staff and visitors,”
324 graduates would receive various degrees during the convocation, adding that of the lot, nine graduates made first class, 126 made second class upper, 149 made second class lower while 40 made third class degree.
The vice chancellor said that the move was part of latest strategies adopted by the institution to encourage and expose students to the reality of the outside world. The institution would also launch its N500 million scholarship trust fund, which was an arrangement to support less privileged students.
 
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