UNN Academicians Laud Ugwuanyi’s Achievements In Education Sector

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with the eggheads

By Tony Adibe

The leadership of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) recently visited Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu, to commend him for his administration’s notable feats in the education sector,  despite  the state’s limited resources and the economic, security and public health challenges bedevilling the country.

Led by the Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, UNN, Prof. Ike Onyishi, the academicians lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for the establishment of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, describing the medical university as one of the legacy projects for which the governor will be remembered after his tenure. Onyishi said that the SUMAS is a worthy project, which “is going to live after all of us.”

The Dean expressed delight at the quality of massive structures at the permanent site of the State Medical University (SUMAS), constructed by the Ugwuanyi administration, stressing that “they are amazing.”

Prof Onyishi assured Gov. Ugwuanyi of their support towards the success of the medical university, noting  that the inherent benefits of the educational establishment are enormous, especially, its proximity to the UNN, its socio-economic development of the affected rural communities as well as its ability to provide more opportunities for numerous students in the country seeking to study medical courses.

Prof. Onyishi, on behalf of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, UNN, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for appointing one of them, Prof. Aloysius Michael Okolie, as the Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Malachy Okwueze as 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 State entrenched by Gov. Ugwuanyi, adding that the unprecedented feat has made it possible for education and development to thrive in the state.

He said: “Enugu is one of the safest states in the country and the safest in the South East,” pointing out that the governor has been proactive in responding to security issues in the state.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Enugu, Prof. Okwueze, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Eze, the Vice Chancellor of ESUT, Prof. Okolie, Prof. Fab Onah, Prof. Lawrence Amazue, Prof. T.C Nzeadibe, Prof. Uche Nnadozie, Prof. Leonard Ugwu, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emeka Ngwoke and Dr. Sam Ugwu were among the leadership of the Faculty of the Social Sciences at the event.  

During the visit, a delegation of the ‘UNN Staff Support Group for Gburugburu’ equally commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s transformational programmes in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu North Senatorial District and the state in general. They unanimously endorsed the governor’s bid to represent Enugu North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The group, comprising academic and non-academic staff of the UNN, also endorsed the PDP governorship candidate in Enugu State, Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, his running mate, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai, the party’s candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Chief. Engr. Vita Abba and the candidate for Nsukka West Constituency, Hon. Amos Amadi Agbo, pledging to mobilise the electorate in the university community to vote for them overwhelmingly at the polls.  

Speaking, the Coordinator of the UNN Staff Support Group for Gburugburu, Godwin Okechukwu Asadu, told Gov. Ugwuanyi that the staff are major beneficiaries of his administration’s developmental projects in the university town of Nsukka, which he said are (projects) unprecedented.

Disclosing that “this is the first time the University of Nigeria Nsukka is having a support group for a sitting governor,” Asadu emphasised that Gov. Ugwuanyi deserves their support and votes because of his outstanding achievements, humility, fear of God and peaceful disposition.   

They paid glowing tribute to the governor for establishing the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno and attracting the Federal Polytechnic, Ohodo, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, and stated that the remarkable feats have supported the legacy of the late legendary Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who attracted the UNN to Nsukka town.

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