Students of Ritman University (RU) in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, have elected Victoria Ihekweaba as President of the Students’ Leadership Team (SLT).
The 200-Level Accounting student makes history, becoming the team’s pioneer and its first woman president.
Victoria beat Kindness Nwosu and George Obot to clinch the post, which is the equivalent of Students’ Union Government president.
The election was the climax of the Students’ Week, which featured Old School Night and award. The week-long activities started with a football match between the school team and the Young Talents Football Club of Ikot Obiokpon.
During the manifesto held at the University Chapel, Victoria promised to improve students’ welfare by organising seminars and vocational training to equip students with skills.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Celestine Ntuen, advised the students’ leaders to be disciplined, warning that the institution would not condone indiscipline. He said the school expected students’ leaders to abide by rules and fiscal responsibility.