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ESUT Governing Body Launched By Gov Mbah With 6 Members

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Governor Peter Mbah presided over the formal induction ceremony of a six-member governing body for the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) on Wednesday, appointing Chinyeaka Ohaa as the chairperson.

Joining Chinyeaka Ohaa on the council are Ikenna Chukwu, James Ifeanyi, Gladys Okoro, Chinedu Onu, and Dr. Eric Oluedo.

Inaugurating the council at the Executive Council Hall, Government House, Enugu, Mr. Mbah emphasized that the ceremony adhered to the provisions outlined in section 6 (1) of the ESUT Establishment Law.

According to the governor’s perspective, education remains the foremost instrument in the battle against poverty and the facilitation of development, echoing a widely held belief among policymakers and scholars alike.

Emphasizing the emphasis on competence in selecting council members, he expressed confidence that the council’s service would meet the highest standards, benefiting both the institution and the state government.

While calling on the council to ensure operational effectiveness, Mr Mbah urged the council and the management to work hand-in-hand to realise the lofty dreams for which the institution was founded.

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He said, ‘You know that your responsibilities as the governing council of the university are much, we expect that ESUT will soon be ranked among the best in the country and beyond.

‘It is my hope that you are going to cultivate a harmonious relationship with the management team of the university because your roles are complementary.

‘Our expectation is that you are going to put in place an effective control in the area of management of finance and investment in the university. It is also my hope that this inauguration would in effect redouble the operational effectiveness of the university.’

In his address to the council, Mr. Mbah emphasized the timeliness of their appointments, coinciding with the government’s allocation of a substantial 33 percent of the yearly budget to education.

He emphasized that the generous allocation for education exemplified his administration’s conviction that “education is the strongest weapon to fight poverty.”

Speaking on behalf of the council, Mr. Ohaa expressed gratitude to the governor for the appointments and highlighted that over 80 percent of the appointees hailed from ESUT as alumni.

He affirmed the council’s commitment to surpassing expectations and fostering positive rapport with the school authorities, ensuring alignment with the governor’s goals.

While acknowledging the chronic underinvestment in ESUT, Mr. Ohaa made a heartfelt plea to the governor to prioritize adequate funding for the institution, essential for addressing its pressing challenges.

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