Barrister Stephen Ahile has charged the Community of Tiv Students (CTS), University of Jos Chapter, “to be of good conduct and take their studies seriously”.
Barr. Ahile made this charge on the occasion of “Cultural Day Celebration and Launching of Magazine”, organized by the Community of Tiv Students, University of Jos Chapter, at the Main Campus of the University.
Ahile, who was the chairperson of the occasion, thanked God for the opportunity He has given him and all the CTS members for the good conduct exhibited so far, and further counsel them to be at peace with the host community.
“I encourage you to be good in behaviour and take your studies as a priority and with all forms of seriousness,” he said.
Also speaking, Prof. John Akosu Adeiyongu of the Department of English Language charged members of the Association to always unit for good purpose.
Prof. Adeiyongu who is also the Patron of the Association cited the Tiv black and white traditional attire which symbolizes unity and further counseled members to shun all forms of social vices which is capable of truncating on their academics.
Similarly, Dr. Jerome Dooga also of the Department of English Language counseled the CTS members to be “cheerful givers as it is in their power”.
Dr. Jerome who was the guest speaker of the occasion, cited Proverbs 3:27, with an encouragement to members of the Association never to relent in assisting their fellow students that are in need so as to attract blessings of the Lord.
On his part, the Ter-Jos, His Royal Highness, Chief. Peter Ape counseled the Tiv house to avoid drugs abuse and alcoholic drinks and focus on what brought them to the University of Jos.
The President, Community of Tiv Students, University of Jos Chapter, Mr. Dem Manasseh thanked the guest for coming and further appealed with them to assist the Association to set up Computer Business Centre that will assist students on campus.
The highpoints of the event were the launching of the 1st edition of the CTS magazine and a Tiv cultural dance Troupe.
The event had in attendance Mr. Iortyer Ephraim, Mrs. Becky Mede, the President SUG University of Jos, Comr. Luka Samson, the CTS President Benue State University, Comr. Nicholas Dooyum and Tiv Youth Jos Chapter among UniJos students among other guests others.
Report by Manasseh Mbachii