UNIZIK attracts N54 million research grant


The Nnamdi Azikiwe Uni­versity Business School has launched a £100,000.00 grant it received from Royal Academy Of Engineering, United King­dom to research in area of electrical engineering.

The institution said the project research grant which is from High­er Education Partnership in Sub-Saharan Africa 22/24 is titled: Catalysing The Employability and Entrepreneurial Impact of Nigerian Graduate En­gineers In The Electricity Industry as a strategic way to improve access to Elec­tricity in Nigeria.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Uni­versity is one of just six universities in Africa that attracted the grant through Dr. Chinedu U. Onyeizugbe leading Mr. Ugochukwu If­ediora, a student.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Oke­chukwu Esimone said that the university is built on the motto of Discipline, Ex­cellence and Self-reliance and it has the manpower to accomplish the task.

Onyeizugbe in his ad­dress said UNIZIK will partner with Teeside Uni­versity of Middleborough TS1 3BA and V–Lab Ltd, in the United Kingdom and some Nigerian insti­tutions namely: Chukwue­meka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, and Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State

The university will also be partnering with Enugu Electricity Distribu­tion Compa­ny Plc, Fed­ironics Ltd and Centu­ry Power Ltd among others.