ASR Africa Begins Construction Of Abdul Samad Rabiu Classroom Blocks For University Uyo Under Its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme
A cross-section of the University of Uyo’s management at the groundbreaking ceremony with Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa) and Prof. Nyaudoh U. Ndaeyo (Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo).

By Olushola Okunlade

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has commenced the construction of four classroom blocks for the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State with a groundbreaking held on the university campus today.

This donation forms part of a grant given to the University of Uyo through the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grants Scheme, which was drawn from ASR Africa’s US$100 million Fund for Social Development and Renewal.

ASR Africa Begins Construction Of Abdul Samad Rabiu Classroom Blocks For University Uyo Under Its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme
A cross-section of the University of Uyo’s management at the groundbreaking ceremony held within the institution’s premises.
ASR Africa Begins Construction Of Abdul Samad Rabiu Classroom Blocks For University Uyo Under Its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme
Left-Right: Mrs. Blossom Okorie (Registrar, University of Uyo), Prof. Nyaudoh U. Ndaeyo (Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo); Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa),  and Prof. Aniekan Offiong (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Admin) at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 4no classroom block for the university.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nyaudoh U. Ndaeyo, expressed his gratitude to ASR Africa for considering the University of Uyo as a worthy beneficiary of the Tertiary Education Grant Scheme. He emphasised that constructing these classroom blocks was a top priority for the university and requested that the project be completed quickly so that the institution could start using it. He also appreciated the Chairman of ASR Africa, Abdul Samad Rabiu, for his various interventions in tertiary institutions in the country.

Dr. Ubon Udoh, MD CEO of ASR Africa, whilst giving his remarks, applauded the management of the University of Uyo for their support project so far. He also reiterated the commitment of the founder and Chairman of ASR Africa, Abdul Samad Rabiu, to supporting quality education within the tertiary education system in Nigeria and Africa. He further urged the students to make good use of the new facility when it is completed.

So far, over 27 public and private Nigerian universities and institutions of higher learning have benefitted from the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grants, including the University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the University of Ilorin, the University of Benin, and the University of Ibadan; Adamawa State University, University of Jos, Federal University of Technology, Minna amongst others.

 

 

 

 

 

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