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Unijos VC commends APLORI for outstanding performance




VICE Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Ishaya Tanko, has commended AG Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI), University of Jos Biological Conservatory, for its outstanding performance in ornithological research.

Prof. Tanko gave this commendation in his capacity as the chairman during the 20th anniversary of APLORI held at the Aliyu Akwe Doma Indoor Theatre, University of Jos permanent site, recently.

He said that the university could not thank the institute enough for the tremendous work it had been doing since establishment in 2001.

The Vice Chancellor assured APLORI of the institution’s continued support and commitment towards the upliftment of the institute.

Prof. Tanko maintained that they would also ensure that they shared in the vision and action of the institute so as to enable it continue to excel.

He noted that the epoch-making event had further demonstrated to the world that APLORI had matured.

The VC said that the Senate of the University of Jos had approved the upgrading of APLORT from an institute to a Centre for Excellence, Institute for Research and Training, University of Jos.

Prof. Tanko also announced that the university’s senate had equally approved the immediate commencement of programmes that would lead to the award of PHD, adding that it would draw supervisors from across the globe.

He affirmed that the gesture was aimed at bringing more impactful research to the people.

Earlier in his remarks, Director of APLORI, Dr. Adams Chaskda, expressed joy and thanked God for the feat and the huge successes recorded by the institute and the institution as a whole.

Dr. Chaskda pointed out that many APLORI graduates were doing amazing work across the world, adding that the institute was adjudged a major hub when it comes to Ornithological research across the world.

Our correspondent reports that the event featured paper presentations and an award ceremony.


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