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Cleric seeks enabling law for proposed Enugu education varsity

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A Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Emeka Udeonu, has sought an enabling law for the proposed University of Education, in Awgu council area of Enugu State.

Delivering a paper on the “Role of education in community development – a centenary celebration of western education at the fourth Ihe Development Initiative (IDI), Udeonu, who is an indigene, expressed confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s actualisation of the promise.

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The cleric restated that the government had all it takes to actualise the establishment of the university, noting that once the legal backing is in place, all hands would be on deck to fast-track the entire process.

He said: “There is no meaningful alternative route to this actualisation outside the immediate passage and signing into law of this very noble proposal. The good news is that the governor himself has given his word that this would be done very urgently”.

Udeonu stated that the community was known for its deep religiosity, resilience, courage, open-mindedness, egalitarianism, creativity, skillfulness, communalism, and commitment to enviable progress even before the coming of the colonial masters.

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In his remarks, IDI president, Onyekachi Eneonwo, clarified that the initiative was a human capital development organisation with a mandate to support the socio-economic development of the community through sponsorship of education and harnessing of brilliant minds in the settlement.

Also speaking, a community leader and chairman of the occasion, Air Commodore Afam Chukwu (rtd), observed that IDI had become an institution for development and progress, promoting scholarship and galvanising indigenes for educational attainment.

“Soon, we will gather to celebrate the efforts of IDI. Soon, doctors, professors, and professionals in all spheres of life will be developed for the society,” he enthused.

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