PCN News Bulletin, Vol.
71. 17th Feb., 2017
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.
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.
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
GAEC had agreed that the new members would be made up
of the following professionals:
Business Management Expert
Secretary – a lawyer
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:
Elder Prof. B. O. Asuquo - Convener
Elder Prof. A. I. Ukoha ` - Academic
Prof. A. N. Amadi - Academic
Arc. Inyang Obong - Architect
QS. O. U. Ikpa - Quantity Surveyor
Rev. K. U. Eme - P. R. O.
Elder Ndubisi Onugu - Town Planner
Rev. Kalu Ukpai Kalu - Accountant
Engr. Ifeanyi Okali - ICT Engineer
Prince Ulu O. Ulu - Librarian
Dr. E. Inyang - Medical
Rev. Barr.N. E. Iyamba - Secretary
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
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.