Friday, 24 February 2017

COOU defends 12.435 Bn appropriation for 2017


By Okechukwu Onuegbu 

The Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) has finally defended its 2017 budget of 12.435 billion naira before the Anambra State House of Assembly committee on Education headed by the member representing Oyi State Constituency, Vivian Okadigbo.

Operating under the state Ministry of Education headed by Kate Omenugha, a second female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria, the COOU Vice-Chancellor, Fidelis Okafor, a Professor of Philosophy was represented at the occasion by the university Registrar, Okwuchukwu Okechukwu; the Bursar, Felix Ubaka, among other staff.

Speaking to newsmen, Okafor reiterated the needs for full subvention of the university to attend to its multifarious needs.

The Vice Chancellor further affirmed that their TETFUND intervention scheme is properly utilised, and commended Governor Willie Obiano, the university visitor for executing so many projects in the institution since inception of his administration.

While claiming that COOU has been rated higher by all accrediting agencies and professional bodies, Okafor revealed that the university is the 29th fully registered and accredited medical school out of one hundred and fifty universities in the country.

On his part, the University Bursar, Felix Ubaka Ilechukwu, while enumerating the university’s capital expenditure to include buildings, furniture, vehicles and other necessary equipments, assured that the budget would be approved as the defense was successful.


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