The Management of Benson Idahosa University recently held a get together in honor of the out-going Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT), Professor Sylvester Orewa.
Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie expressed his appreciation to the Don for his commitment to the development of the Institution. He said it was however difficult to say goodbye to a man whose hard work saw the movement of the Faculty to the University’s Okha site, as well as the attainment of full accreditation status for all courses run by the Faculty from the result presented by the National Universities Commission Accreditation exercise (NUC) recently. The Vice Chancellor however enjoined lecturers in the Faculty to build on the legacies of the Agric. Don.
Meanwhile, the President, Bishop F.E Benson Idahosa while presenting a gift on behalf of the Institution to the Dean, described him as a humble, hardworking and dedicated gentleman. He prayed that the Almighty God bless and keep the Agric. Don as he joins his family in the United States.
Also speaking, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sam Guobadia disclosed that he had always had a close relationship with Prof. Sylvester Orewa, adding that they had both worked in several University committees. The Deputy Vice Chancellor described the Agric. Professor as hard working and result oriented. The occasion was laden with emotional speeches, as lecturers from the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT) took turns to extoll the sterling qualities of the outgoing Dean.
In his response, the outgoing Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Orewa expressed his appreciation to the President and the Institution, saying that Benson Idahosa University has been of immerse blessing to him. He said he will remain grateful to the Institution most especially in the aspect of his increased spiritual growth which according to him, has blossomed tremendously since he joined the services of the Institution.
Prof. Orewa therefore assured the Management that the Faculty of Agriculture will become one of the most enviable Faculties in the Institution, while pledging that he and his sons have promised to support the Faculty which he holds dearly.
Prof. Sylvester Orewa has been in the service of Benson Idahosa University for ten years.