The National Universities Commission NUC has conducted a resource verification exercise to evaluate the available human and material resources for the proposed Wigwe University campus at Isiokpo, Ikeerre Local Government Area in Rivers State.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr Chris Maiyaki while speaking during the reception of the NUC verification team, lauded the Chancellor of the proposed University, Dr Herbert Wigwe for putting in place requisite structures for the smooth takeoff of the university.
Maiyaki noted that it was heartwarming that Principal Officers of the University had been appointed while expressing confidence in their capability to effectively and efficiently manage the affairs of the institution.
The NUC boss further noted that the verification exercise was in line with its mandate of ensuring that the capacity required for the delivery of the university’s program is up to globally accepted standards.
“We are here to test your capability statements, assess your level of preparedness, and ascertain the quantity and quality of resources and facilities available.
“It is a crucial and pivotal assignment and it will pave the way for admissions to take place,” he said.
Earlier in his speech, Dr Wigwe said the decision to found the university stemmed from the need to establish the right education system across the country to ensure that the nation achieves the desired development.
“When we send our children overseas to school, all we do is export our talents; they do well there and they start to work there.
“The most enduring gift for the future is a strong education. It is the only way we can combat the problems facing the tertiary institutions. “