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When Erudite Vice Chancellor Of Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Didia Led The Academic Community On A Special Thanksgiving Service

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In line with the spirit of appreciation, the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Professor Blessing Didia on Sunday 11th February 2018, led the University Community in her Annual Thanksgiving Service to thank the Almighty God for all the blessings.

The event which held at the Chapel of Redemption of the Rivers State University and well attended by the members of the Academic community, friends and well-wishers, was presided over by the Chaplain, Rev. (Dr.) Robert Okparanta.

As part of the Service, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Blessing Didia took the first reading after which the Registrar, Mrs. Veronica Jamabo, took the second reading.

In his sermon aptly tagged “Basic Principles In Academic Excellence”, Rev. (Dr.) Okparanta admonished the University Community to strive towards academic excellence, as according to him, that is the only way of fulfilling the dreams of the founding fathers of the institution.

In his reaction, Prof. Blessing Didia while thanking God for the mercies He has showered on the institution, reiterated the fact that it has become a tradition of the institution to begin the new year with a Thanksgiving Service to God for all the blessings towards the University during the previous year.

With Service over, and the Vote of Thanks given by the Chairman, Planning Committee, Pastor Kenedy Sam Abraham, it was time to demonstrate the traditional Rivers hospitality as guest were treated to sumptuous meals and assorted drinks in a well organized Reception, which held at the same venue. In all, it was no doubt a wonderful way to thank the Almighty for His mercies

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