UNN lecturers hail Ugwuanyi’s giant strides in education sector
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Leadership of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), yesterday, visited Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu, to appreciate him for his administration’s giant strides in the education sector in spite of the state’s lean resources, as well as economic, security and public health challenges bedevilling the country.
Led by the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Ike Onyishi, the academics commended Ugwuanyi for establishment of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, describing the medical university as one of the legacy projects the governor will be remembered for after his tenure.
He said: “SUMAS is a worthy project, which is going to live after us.”
Onyishi expressed delight at the quality of structures at the permanent site of SUMAS.
The Dean, on behalf of the team, assured Ugwuanyi of their support towards success of the medical university, adding that benefits of the establishment are enormous, especially its proximity to UNN, socio-economic development of the rural communities where it is located, as well as its ability to provide more opportunities for many students in the country seeking to study medical courses.
Onyishi, on behalf of the entire Faculty of the Social Sciences, UNN, thanked Ugwuanyi for appointing one of them, Prof. Alloysius Okolie, the Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Malachy Okwueze, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Enugu, and Prof. Uche Eze, who is the Commissioner for Education, among others.
He acknowledged the existing peace and security in Enugu entrenched by the governor, pointing out that the feat has made it possible for education and development to thrive in the state.