By Bright Anyanwu.
Sequel to the outcome of the Joint Management Meeting of the University Management Committee with the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Management Committee which was held on Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 at the Anambra Progressive Union Building (NAUTH Isolation Centre) Permanent Site, Akamili, the coast is now finally clear for massive infrastructural development to commence on the College land from Tuesday, 12th July, 2022.
This development was premised in line with the actualization of the Project200 Policy of the Vice-Chancellor; and towards making Nnewi Campus a centre of academic excellence.
The University Management Team for the meeting was ably led by our Amiable Vice-Chancellor, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS, FPSN (Urukanachi) while the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Management Team was ably led by the Chief Medical Director, Dr Joseph Ugboaja (Ochinawata).
The joint meeting was a convivial one where all the grey areas hindering the development of the College land were amicably resolved by both parties for development to finally commence.
On behalf of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Management Board, the Chief Medical Director announced the allocation of 8 hectares of land to the College for infrastructural development with a promise to further increase allocation as need arises during its optimal development.
Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor, announced that the construction of the two Administrative Blocks (for offices, seminar/conference rooms & laboratories) as approved by the University Management will now commence immediately.
The Vice-Chancellor further noted that the contractors in charge of the buildings have been directed to engage the construction on day & night basis in order to finish the work on a record time.
More so, the Vice-Chancellor informed the College that the newest hostel project attracted by the University would be sited on the College land at Akamili; and the forthcoming TETfund Sponsored Conference Building would be sited there.
He equally assured the College that the University Management was working assiduously to invite the NUC for re-accreditation of Medical Programme in September/November window of NUC Nationwide Accreditation Exercise.
In his vote of thanks, the Provost of the College, Prof Gerald Udigwe thanked the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Medical Director for honoring the invitation despite their busy schedules. He prayed that the meeting would further consolidate the unity, peace and progress of the institutions while deepening their symbiotic relationship.