total of 600 students at the weekend participated in the 11th matriculation ceremony of Godfrey Okoye University, a Catholic University in Enugu.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Christian Anieke announced that all was now set for the commencement of the construction of ‘European Industrial Park’, an industrial cluster that would produce different goods and the training of young Nigerians on different skills.
The Industrial Park would be established in collaboration with different European industries and donor agencies.
Anieke stated that the project and others being executed in the university would be commissioned later in the year by the Austrian Prime Minister, Mr. Sebastian Kurz, who would be visiting the University.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the university which had linkage programmes with many foreign universities and institutions, offered students opportunity to travel to different countries of the world, especially Europe and America.
Anieke said: “The exposure programmes of Godfrey Okoye University involve travelling to our partner universities for a period ranging from a few weeks to a semester.
“Prayers have also made Godfrey Okoye University Enugu the most beloved University in Nigeria and kept the institution free from cultism and other criminal activities seen in many universities in Nigeria.”
In a speech, Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze noted that the programmes of Godfrey Okoye University were complementing the policies and programmes of the state government.
“Those being trained are to meet the needs of the society which is the aim of the state government. Godfrey Okoye University is producing individuals that will be independent,” he said.
In a remark, Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Priscilla Emehelu, who was represented by Mr. C. A. Ogbuabor, said the state judiciary was part of the university, while assuring the university community that she would not hesitate to do her best for the university to achieve desired objectives.
Former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Philip Umeadi commended the discipline in the university, pointing out that discipline had no room for excuses.