Catholic Diocese of Enugu donates its biggest specialist hospital, Ntasi obi Ndi no N’afufu to Godfrey Okoye University
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has donated its biggest specialist hospital, Ntasi obi Ndi no N’afufu to Godfrey Okoye University Enugu to serve as the Teaching Hospital for its College of medicine.
The Bishop Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev Dr Callistus Onaga announced this while addressing the 10th convocation of the University.
Most Rev Dr Onaga who is also the Proprietor and Promoter of the University, said the Diocese will invest a lot of money in the establishment to make it a very good teaching hospital and called on all Catholics to assist in developing the teaching hospital and make it befitting for the training of medical students as well as a centre for excellence in research and treatment of the sick. “I am deeply grateful to the National universities Commission for being the human instrument for the approval of this college, the Bishop said.
“We see in this University God’s incredible benevolence and deep love. In the salvation history of mankind, God has always used seemingly insignificant human beings to achieve incredible things and change the course of history; this is what we see in our university. God is using human beings to do what could have been unthinkable many years back.
Turning to the staff, Most Rev Dr Onaga said “that we gather every year to celebrate successful graduands of this university testifies that the lecturers, Professors and administrative staff of this university are committed to their duties. In spite of their modest remuneration, they are not deterred from imparting the necessary knowledge and services to their students. I believe that they prefer the success of their students to personal comfort. How I wish that their colleagues in other tertiary institutions in Nigeria will emulate them.
In a speech the Chairman Board of Trustees of the University, Prof Bartho Okolo noted that the University ‘s biggest contribution to humanity will always be the institution ‘s graduates and challenged the graduates to go out to the world and put to practice, the knowledge, expertise and special Entrepreneurial skills they acquired from the University.
For the Chancellor of the University, His Grace Most Rev Dr Ignatius Kaigama the institution’s European Business Park to be inaugurated on the 25th of November 2022 would be the hub of European investment in Nigeria and center of excellence among Nigerian universities. “I have good news! The U.S. Mission in Nigeria is pleased to work with the University on the Fullbright programme and other professional exchanges funded by the United States Government. Your University will be included in the list of Fullbright affiliated institutions in Nigeria, the Chancellor announced.
Speaking on the convocation, the Pro-Chancellor, and Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof Christian Nwachukwu Okeke revealed that the council had adopted policies and structures that make the institution a destination of first choice for many students and employees. However the most difficult problem and challenge that confronted the council and other organs of the University from 2009 was the development of its expansive and beautiful Ugwuomu campus to make the place a conducive learning environment for purposeful academic enterprise, Prof Okeke said.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University Rev Fr. Professor Christian Anieke said that 381 graduates of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu received their certificates during the 10th convocation.
The recipients which include graduate and postgraduates were honoured by the Chancellor of the University, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama assisted by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Reverend Father Prof Christian Anieke, at the main campus at Ugwuomu Nike, Enugu.
The Vice Chancellor who was visibly happy with the steady progress of the University announced that the recipients include the first set of graduates from the faculty law.
The Vice Chancellor said that 9 of the graduates bagged first class honours as Miss Emaka Adaobi Priscilla emerged the overall best graduate.
Prof Anieke stated that the management used the 10th convocation to examine the University’s uniqueness anchored on connectivity, pointing out that the institution would continue to progress as the university on the go.
The Vice Chancellor, reminded the public that the University had commenced admission into the University’s College of Medicine promising that the college will be one of the best in the country.
Highpoint of the event was the conferment of Honorary Degrees on three distinguished individuals, Chief Anthony O Mogboh, SAN, with Doctor of Laws, Mr Andreas Gebauer, Doctor of Management and Chief Lauretta Aniagolu, Doctor of Economics.