The Executive Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has laid the foundation for the administrative building of the proposed University of Education, Ihe in Awgu Local Government Area of the state.
Ugwanyi performed the ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday at the permanent site of the proposed institution.
In his speech, Ugwuanyi said that the institution would provide access to quality higher education with a view to stimulating knowledge, productivity and industry among students, adding that when realized, the university would bring about a significant and positive transformation of the socio-economic fortunes of the area.
“Apart from graduating its own students, it is expected that the proposed university will also provide channels for students of other Colleges of Education to obtain degrees in their chosen areas of study.
“The prompt construction of an administrative building is , therefore, expected to stimulate the rapid development of the institution and prepare it for full commencement of academic activities in no distant time,” he stated.
Earlier in an welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze described the establishment of the institution as a visionary move, adding that the activities of the institution when realized would impact positively on the education sector of the state.
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