Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu has commissioned six buildings constructed in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
The projects worth N2.8billion which were constructed in two campuses of the university included; lecture halls,
construction and furnishing of Faculty Building for Social Sciences,
construction and furnishing of Department of Psychology Building for Social Sciences, construction and furnishing of Departmental Office Block for Faculty of Education, construction and furnishing of classrooms and block of offices for Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and construction of laboratory and offices for Faculty of Pharmacy.
Hon. Kalu who commissioned the projects was represented by the member representing Orumba-North/Orumba-south Federal Constituency, Hon. Chinwe Nnabuife.
Earlier in his remarks, the Executive secretary of the TETFund, Arch Echono represented by the TETFund director, strategic planning and development, Mr. Inene Erivwo commended Unizik Vice Chancellor, Prof Esimone and his management team for facilitating the realisation of the mandate of the organisation in the institution.
The UNIZIK Vice-chancellor, earlier in his remarks commended the TETFund management for assisting the university upgrade the dearth of physical infrastructure and support for lecturers and other staff members training.
The Dean of Social Sciences of the UNIZIK, Prof. Collins Okafor thanked the TETFund management for assisting the university in the provision of the infrastructure noting particularly that the lecture halls were fitted with very functional air-conditioned as accidentally to “It is indeed gratifying that both lecturers and the students who are going to study in those lecture halls will be teaching and learning in fully air-conditioned lecture halls”.
He, however, appealed to TETFund to increase funding for the university to enable it meet the needed physical infrastructures saying that the institution has serious dearth of infrastructure.