By Agha Sunday Inya, UNN
The Vice-Chancellor of the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof Charles Igwe, has begun the development of scholars’ hostel with a capability of over 12,000 mattress areas to mark his first anniversary in workplace.
He additionally inaugurated a multi-million naira advanced to deal with archaeological artefacts of the Division of Archaeology and Tourism.
Igwe mentioned that the hostel undertaking, constructed beneath Public Non-public Partnership (PPP) association, was according to his promise to prioritise scholar welfare.
“The hostel undertaking suits into my technique of involving non-public sector to improve infrastructure within the college”, the Vice-Chancellor mentioned.
Prof. Igwe mentioned that the primary section of the undertaking had already began and it might contain the development of six hostel blocks that are anticipated to be prepared by first quarter of 2021.
He mentioned that the undertaking was coming at a time the college administration was planning how one can handle college students’ lodging in opposition to the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic.
Whereas thanking the administration of Viagem Property and Funding Ltd for enterprise the hostel undertaking, Igwe mentioned he was open to collaborate with different traders who could be enthusiastic about doing enterprise with the college.
The Managing Director of Viagem Funding Property Ltd, Evangelist Chijioke Okonkwo, defined that ongoing first section of the hostels would home 6,800 mattress areas and it might be prepared beneath 18 months.
“The goal is achievable regardless of COVID-19 delay. We are going to ship and ship strongly”, Okonkwo who was represented by his Technical Officer, Engineer Emmanuel Ogbuu mentioned.
The Dean, Scholar Affairs, Prof Edwin Omeje, thanked the VC for his curiosity in scholar welfare, stating that the final time a brand new block was laid for college students’ hostel within the college was 42 years in the past.
In the meantime, the Head, Division of Archaeology and Tourism, Prof. Anselm Ibeanu whereas receiving the commissioned Archaeology Museum, thanked the Vice-Chancellor for making certain the completion of the constructing which had stagnated since 2005. He mentioned that the undertaking would announce tourism within the College of Nigeria.