New HWUIC Inaugurated

New HWUIC Inaugurated

PCN News Bulletin, Vol. 71.                   17th Feb., 2017


Prelate Inaugurates

Reconstituted HWUIC

In a bold step aimed at strengthening the Hope Waddell University Implementation Committee (HWUIC), to enable it meet the expectations of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and obtain an operating license, the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (sponsors of the proposed Hope Waddell University) has re-constituted the Committee.


The new Committee has been inaugurated by the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly, Most Rev. N. N. Eke at a ceremony in the chapel of the Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar.  It was attended by the Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme D. William and the Deputy Clerk, Rev. Solomon Okoro.


It would be recalled that the General Assembly had agreed at its meeting in December, 2016, to re-constitute the Committee following the 1st Verification Visit of the NUC held in October, 2016. The decision was to meet the requirements of the NUC, particularly with regard to the need to appoint professionals who would drive the project into take-off with all the relevant structures in place.


GAEC had agreed that the new members would be made up of the following professionals:

a)     Academics

b)    Architect

c)     ICT Engineer

d)    Civil/Structural Engineer

e)     Medical Doctor

f)      Business Management Expert

g)     PRO

h)    Accountant

i)       Lab Technologist

j)       Librarian

k)    Secretary – a lawyer


The newly inaugurated Committee is headed by the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Elder Prof. Bassey O. Asuquo as Convener.  The full list is as follows:


1)    Elder Prof. B. O. Asuquo                           -        Convener

2)    Elder Prof. A. I. Ukoha           `        -        Academic

3)    Prof. A. N. Amadi                                       -        Academic

4)    Arc. Inyang Obong                            -        Architect

5)    QS. O. U. Ikpa                                  -        Quantity Surveyor

6)    Rev. K. U. Eme                                 -        P. R. O.

7)    Elder Ndubisi Onugu                         -        Town Planner

8)    Rev. Kalu Ukpai Kalu                       -        Accountant

9)    Engr. Ifeanyi Okali                            -        ICT Engineer

10)                       Prince Ulu O. Ulu                    -        Librarian

11)                       Dr. E. Inyang                           -        Medical Doctor

12)                       Rev. Barr.N. E. Iyamba           -        Secretary


Meanwhile, the Committee is finalising the designs and Bills of Quantity of all the works recommended by the NUC Verification team toward producing a comprehensive list of outstanding works and their total capital outlay to enable the Church strategise on funding and construction.  The Church believes that it would be in a position to invite the NUC as soon as possible for its 2nd Visit toward issuing a license for take-off.


To this end, the Church is passionately appealing to stakeholders within and outside the Church to partner with it in the building of the remaining structures as recommended by the NUC. This could be done either through the Endowment scheme whereby public-spirited individuals, families or groups could take up a building after which the structure could be named after their chosen personality, or through the Build, Operate & Transfer scheme (BOT). 

The photograph above shows the Prelate (backing the camera) inaugurating the newly reconstituted Committee.