President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the world class Post-Graduate Centre of Excellence at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC) constructed and donated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which he lauded for making huge investments for the overall development of the country.
Speaking shortly before he unveiled the commemorative plaque and cut the ceremonial tape to formally inaugurate the building, President Buhari said the construction of the project by the CBN had also underscored the Federal Government’s commitment to provide a conducive environment for learning at all levels of education.
The president said his administration places premium on education to ensure, among other things, its affordability, stressing that education remains the bedrock of societal progress.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed that the aim of the Bank, being a knowledge-based and visionary institution, was to build human capacity for the financial system in particular and the economy in general.
He added that the project was mainly to ensure that students at post-graduate levels in Economics, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Statistics study in a serene environment that would stimulate effective learning with a view to building human capacity for the financial services sub-sector.
While thanking stakeholders in the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission (NUC) and the University of Nigeria for their support in making the project a huge success, the CBN Governor urged the university to take maximum advantage of the project in order to produce graduates that are able to compete favourably in the global market.
The world class Post-Graduate School project comprises a Faculty building and a 133-room hostel, as well as a 500-seater auditorium, four lecture and four tutorial rooms, traditional and e-libraries, and a telepresence room.