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.