Wike doles N500m grant to state’s education varsity, commissions projects from previous N200m


Mr Projects has visited the Rivers State University of Education and has released N500m to continue in project execution. This is after he commissioned projects executed with N200m he had earlier given to them.

Visitor to the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) who is the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, announced the release of N500m to the management of the institution for expansion of key facilities.

He said: “For us therefore providing quality education for our people is an absolute necessity as nothing can be more important.

“That was why we have and will continue to prioritize the provision of quality education for our children and adults alike to acquire the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed and contribute to our collective progress.”

The governor said that at the tertiary level his administration   will continue to expand both access and quality with the progressive injection of more resources for the provision of relevant learning resources and infrastructure.

Governor Wike said: “Here in this university, we recently released the sum of N200m as capital grant for fiscal year 2017 and we are happy with what qualitative deployment of this money by the Vice Chancellor to meet the infrastructure needs of this university.

“We are also pleased with the progressive increase in enrolment being experienced by the University in recent times, which shows a growing confidence in the quality and relevance of the progammes of the University.

“These unparalleled achievements clearly testify to the fact that the University is fulfilling its mandate of producing quality teaching and administrative manpower to drive the educational needs of the State and our Nation”

Highpoint of the convocation ceremony was the unveiling of the University Main Library named after Dame Patience Jonathan by former President Goodluck Jonathan, the commissioning of the Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Centre of Excellence, the commission of six undergraduate lecture halls, the commissioning of two storey 10 postgraduate classrooms and the commissioning of 170,000-capacity demonstration catfish farm funded by the Rivers State Government.

Also, Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries was conferred with the award of Education Crusader by the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The University graduated 4,182 students for the 35th and 36th combined convocation ceremony.