Greetings from the SUG University of Calabar  in the sprit of oneness and solidarity!
I want to seize this opportunity, to wish all Nigerian and Foreign Students a happy and grace filled, new and a successful deliberation during the inaugural Congress of the Students’ Union Government today.

Owing to the rhythm of the season, which beats to the tone of the much anticipated annual Union’s event *The Students’ Week 2018*, I want to reiterate my resolve to grant all Students the very best they deserve in line with my leadership philosophy of burden bearing.

The theme for this year is: *Youth Migration in Africa; Causes, Effects and Sustainable Solutions.* This, hopes to take didactic steps towards sensitizing our Students against the ugly spectres of illegal migration among African youths which from a critical perspective, is killing development, innovations and creativity in the African society and it is further detrimental to the image of Africa in the postmodern world. Hence, an avenue for a philosophical deconstruction against the perceived “greener pastures”.

The pre-celebration event, will begin on Friday the 3rd of August, 2018 with a sensitization and awareness rally around campus with the terminal point at the female hostel. All Students are encouraged to join as there are lots of prizes to be won and much fun to enjoy.

On Sunday, the 5th of August will be the Dedication Service at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, University of Calabar, by 6.15am. It will be an avenue to officially dedicate the anticipated success of the week to God.

*Day 1:*
The week’s celebration will begin officially on Monday 6th August with the opening ceremony at the University of Calabar, International Conference Center, by 9am. Keynotes Speakers at the event will include:
Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke
Speaker, AKHA
Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo
Speaker, CRHA
Mr. Fela Durotoye
Business Consultant, Leadership expert and Motivational Speaker.
Mr. Anthony Bisong
CEO, Samantha Press.
and host of others.
This will also be spiced up by entertaining performance – Music, Dance, Comedy, and lots more.
In the evening, will be a massive welfare outreach, where incentives will be given to all Students especially those resident in the hostels.

*Day 2:*
Morning.
Rag day. Stickers will be available at the various shops in the male and female hostels.
Evening:
Stage Play/ Popcorn night. This will be a very entertaining and educating session. It promises to be an evening of relaxation with a free pack of Popcorn and Juice as an entry Souvenir for a Command Performance; ” The Phases”.
Venue: Chinua Achebe Arts Theatre.
Time: 6pm.
Guest Appearance: Mr Kingsley Moghalu, Former Deputy Governor of CBN.

*Day 3:*
Carnival! Carnival!! Carnival!!!
Entry is still open for participation in any of the non competing bands. Winning band carts always with lots of prizes and cash incentive.

*Day 4:*
Morning
Abilities in Disability. This will be a talk show session and a special package for the disabled and the physically challenged Students on Campus. Please all should do well to come and identify with them in the sprit of solidarity.
Venue: Recreational center, Malabor.
Time: 10am
Evening:
Gospel Concert at the International Conference Center by 6pm. Prompt.

*Day 5:*
Unique and Adventurous Excursion to Obudu Mountain Resort @ *#4,000* Only. For Tickets purchase and enquiries call: Joan Ebuta 08148431651 or Sen. Odudu 08144339561. You cannot afford to miss this year’s edition as it promises new and mind blowing packages.

Finally, I want to assure that this year’s week promises to afford you the best of comfort, entertainment and relaxation you need in line with it’s sole objective to add value to the Society through making a better Man and a new agent of social change.

*Aluta continua!*
*Victoria Acerta!*

*ONYINYECHI PEARL*
*CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE SUG VICE PRESIDENT.*