The word which was declared from the Holy Book, states that for every season there is a time. This was manifested in the Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep, as the Management Staff led by the leadership of the Digital and Amiable Rector Dr. Jeffery Thompson gathered the entire staff and students on February 6 2020 in a one day Solemn Assembly at the Margaret Bassey Event Hall of the Polytechnic to begin the year and 2019/2020 Academic Session with God, first of its kind in the history of the Polytechnic. The theme of the meeting was tagged: Beginning with the Lord. The event was graced by Pastor Dr. Abayomi Adelere, Apostle Frank Omini and other Ministers of the Gospel in attendance.
In a brief welcome and opening remark by the Rector of the Polytechnic Dr. Jeffery Thompson, declared that the event was necessary to help us plan and start the year with God as we commune together as an Institution. He enjoined everyone to have faith in God, believing that is a new dawn with bright hope and future. High points of the event were:
- Praise and worship session
- Bible reading
- Intercessions for the Polytechnic, Students, Staff and Management
- Intercessions for the Peace of the State and Nation
- Hymns and Song Ministration
- Word Charge and Prophetic declarations.
The event was glorious as both staff and students shared the same commune before God in one voice while giving glory to God.