The Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Prof Hillary Edeoga has launched an intra-campus shuttle for students with 20 new Suzuki cars and two mini buses donated by the institution’s micro finance bank.
According to the Vice Chancellor, the vehicles will be used for the purpose of transporting students within the school and from Umuahia town on daily basis free of charge provided they present their identity cards to the drivers as the fare had been paid with their school fees.
He also mentioned that he was inspired to buy the vehicles due the recklessness of motorcycle operators in and out of the school and recalled an incident in which a student was serious injured in an accident while riding as a passenger in a bike
He further stated that with the provision of the vehicles that there will be no more commercial motorcycle operating within the campus.
In his opinion this will minimize the level of stress and difficulties experienced by students coming to school in commercial vehicles and provide a conducive environment for learning.