Ac­cess Bank Pledges Tech­nol­ogy Fac­ulty for UNN

THISDAY - - NEWSXTRA - Christo­pher Isiguzo

The Group Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of the Ac­cess Bank, Dr. Her­bert Wigwe said the bank has be­gun moves to en­dow a Tech­nol­ogy Fac­ulty at the Univer­sity of Nige­ria Nsukka ( UNN).

Wigwe spoke as he was con­ferred with hon­orary doc­tor­ate de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, along­side Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of Dozzy Group, Dr. Daniel Chuk­wu­dozie and for­mer Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the Petroleum Prod­ucts Pric­ing and reg­u­la­tory Agency (PPPRA), Dr. Regi­nald Chika Stan­ley at the Var­sity’s 48th con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony.

He said that stu­dents of the univer­sity had to be prop­erly equipped es­pe­cially in the area of In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy to meet the chal­lenges of the ever- chang­ing world.

The fi­nan­cial ex­pert promised to con­tinue to sup­port ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try.

“The com­mit­ment I want to make at least in my own case apart from what the other awardees will do is that as far as tech­nol­ogy is con­cerned, we will en­dow the fac­ulty and pro­vide tech­ni­cal sup­port as far as tech­nol­ogy is con­cerned – whether it will be sited here or in Enugu cam­pus, let the de­tails be worked out to­day. The fu­ture is chang­ing and we need to get our peo­ple more and more equipped,” he stated.

Wigwe who said that the UNN con­trib­uted im­mensely in mak­ing him what he is to­day ad­vised the graduands to ex­plore new grounds by do­ing those things that peo­ple would think are im­pos­si­ble.

The 1987 grad­u­ate of UNN de­scribed the oc­ca­sion as truly home com­ing for him and added that “It is home com­ing be­cause this in­sti­tu­tion pro­vided me the greater part of what I am to­day. It helped me in aca­demics. The great­est thing it did for me was to open my eyes to a great op­por­tu­nity; the capa city to com­plete any­thing you start in life is some­thing that i s rear. ”

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