-BY INWALOMHE DONALD
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State has been highly rated for its standard infrastructural development and academic excellence.
Director of Justice Research Centre for Central and West Africa Mr. Mike Smith spoke on the inauguration of 8-Projects by Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the school.
Mr. Smith commended the Governor and the Vice Chancellor, Prof Cordelia Agbebaku , management and staff for ensuring that the mission vision of establishing the school was sustained describing their efforts as worthy of emulation by others. He added that with the impressive standard of the school that the expectation is that the students should always make remarkable difference in all levels.
Prof Cordelia Agbebaku, Vice Chancellor of AAU was grateful that the Comrade Governor took time out of his very busy state duties, to come and personally inaugurated projects at Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State that were fully funded by Edo State Government. This is a clear evidence not only of his passion for good governance, raising the standard of education in Edo State but it also indicated his love for Ambrose Alli University and his concern for its infrastructure development.
The eight projects being inaugurated, were the projects of the five hundred million naira (N500,000,000) special grant that the Comrade Governor graciously approved for the University when the present Governing Council of Ambrose Alli University was inaugurated on the 5th of August 2013. The final instalment of the special Grant was received by the University in February 2014 and the funds have been applied to execute the following capital projects.
Construction of workshop building for department of building and studio for fine and applied arts department in the faculty of Environmental studies. Location: Main Campus.
Construction of 2-in-1 Laboratory Block for the department of Medical Laboratory science. Location: College of Medicine.
Furnishing of 2-in-1 Laboratory Block for the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Location College of Medicine.
Construction of Library Building in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Location: College of Medicine.
Construction of 500 Capacity Lecture Theatres in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Location: College of Medicine.
Completion of Abandon Moot Court Building in the Faculty of Law. Location: Main Campus.
Furnishing of Moot Court Building in Faculty of Law. Location: Main Campus.
Construction of departmental building for the department of Agricultural Economics. Location: Emaudo Annex.
The significance of some of the projects being inaugurated which underscore the reason that governing council, Management of Ambrose Alli University and the entire University remain exceedingly grateful to Edo State Government.
The 500 capacity lecture theatre, the two in one up to date laboratory and the Medical library greatly enhanced the prospects of departments in the College of Medicine during the recent accreditation exercises. AAU is now confident that its Medical laboratory science programme will receive full accreditation and the students will no longer need to go to other institutions to write their final examinations.
AAU appreciates the Comrade Governor for the recent release of N100 million to the University to assist in the preparation for accreditation. It is a credit to Oshiomhole’s administration that the Moot Court in the Faculty of Law which was abandoned since 1991 has now through his special intervention been completed and fully furnished.
However the adjacent lecture theatre which was also abandoned about the same time requires additional funding to complete it so as to restore the Faculty of law to its former pride of place among faculties of Law in Nigeria Universities.
The most expensive of all the projects executed with this special grant was the complex housing the workshop for building department and the studio for fine and applied arts, in the faculty of Environmental studies in the Main Campus. The facilities are already being used by students.
It is with great delight that the Vice Chancellor welcomed the Comrade Governor to the epoch making event marking the inauguration of some projects by the People’ Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, mni, CON to Ambrose Alli University, on, 23rd November, 2015.
The Comrade Governor could spare his precious time to be with AAU to inaugurate projects fully funded from funds made available to be University by the Edo State Government.
It is to be recalled that on the 29th of September, 2014 the Comrade Governor was in the University to inaugurate some projects funded from the N250m grant released to the University. All these go to confirm the avowed commitment of people’s Governor to the growth and development of the University. I must also add that just recently, towards the Accreditation exercise in this University, the state Government supported the University with the sum of N100m. This amount assisted the University greatly in the handling of the accreditation exercise. I must state here that we are hopeful that the result of the accreditation will be impressive. AAU cannot thank the Comrade Governor and the Edo State Government enough for their benevolence to this University.
Inwalomhe Donald, Justice Research Centre, Benin City, Edo State,