The Director General of International Centre for Languages, Research and teaching also known as Village Du Benin and National Correspondent of French Speaking countries Togo, Dr Mawuena Adjrankou Glokpo has described French students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education as the best disciplined students compared with other French students from other Nigerian universities. He said this when he visited the management of IAUE on Thursday 18th April 2013.
The Director General who said he was in the country to familiarize himself with the universities where his students come from and to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the two institutions thanked IAUE French Lecturers for impacting positively on the students and the management for partnering with his country in the promotion of French language study.
Dr. Adjrankou Glopko who used the opportunity to invite the Vice Chancellor to the 45th year celebration of the institution “village du, Benin” founded in 1969 coming up in June his year
also presented to the Vice Chancellor a document containing rules and regulations of the school so that IAUE students can be educated and given orientation on it before they set out to Lome in Togo.
The Dean, Faculty of Humanities Dr. Kingdom Orji who received the Director General thanked him for noticeable impact and difference felt at the return of IAUE French students each year from Togo.
While appreciating the efforts, he appealed that they ensure IAUE French students become effective teachers adding that it will help the university a great deal. He also remarked that management will continue to promote the study of French language stating that plans were in top gear to upgrade the French room to make it a befitting place of study.
The Dean also assured the Director General that IAUE do not take kindly to indiscipline adding that IAUE students can be trusted as worthy ambassador wherever they go or find themselves.
He however pleaded that IAUE management be notified if for any reason they have problems with any of their image makers noting that as members of Ecowas both countries are partners in progress.
The Director General who was in the company of Mr. Uche Sholokwu, President Inter College Association of French teachers (INTERCAFF) was later conducted round faculty tour of ongoing Building Project of the new French room and French laboratory.
He later met with the French students and lecturers at the existing French room where he interacted with them and told them that he had visited other universities like University of Lagos, University of calabar, University of Uyo, university of Nsukka, Imo State University etc and was in IAUE to have a personal relationship with them.
He advised them to interact more with the French community when they visit to enhance their knowledge of French, make use of the three hundred teachers at the disposal of each students at Lome Togo and buy French books which he noted are cheaper compared else where in the world.
Head of Campus Ndele, Dr. Hubert Manilla expressed appreciation to the August visitors for finding time to visit. He described the visit as timely and stated that the new French Department development project on going will be equipped to International Standard. Dr. Manilla assured the students of safety and management assistance towards their trip to Togo to consolidate on lectures gained in IAUE.
The Dean of Humanities, Dr. Kingdom Orji urged the students to be committed to their students while former Head of French Department, Dr. Priye Iyalla Amadi appealed for maximum exposure of IAUE Students to French studies since most of them gain admission into the university as non French students.
She also appealed that the four hours of lectures each day be extended for IAUE students.
Head of French Department, Dr. James Ante appreciated all who made the visit a success and thanked the visitors for the opportunity.
The visit provided opportunity for the students to ask the Director General questions bothering them.
High point of the visit was presentation of gift items to the visitors.