Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, South East Nigeria has charged the management of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, to deploy her intellectual resources to go into research and creativity and drive innovation of products and services.
Ugwuanyi says this will attract income to the institution and complement government funding.
The Governor was speaking at the 18th convocation ceremony of the institution held at its permanent campus in Agbani, a few kilometres from the State capital.
Governor Ugwuanyi, a visitor to the University emphasised the need for ESUT to re-invent and re-commit to its founding objectives by engendering development and transformation in the financial standing of the institution, as a citadel of knowledge-driven global science and technology institution.
While congratulating the graduands, the Governor commended the management of ESUT for breaking the five-year jinx of convocation in the institution, assuring of the State government’s support at all times.
The Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Professor Sunday Elom represented by Professor Nnamdi Onyire, was among scholars that joined in the traditional procession, which marked the commencement of the academic event.
The 18th convocation featured the award of first degrees and postgraduate degrees to graduands as well as the conferment of honorary doctorate degrees on some dignitaries.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma