The Anambra House of Assembly has passed a bill, changing the name of the state-owned university at Uli to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.
The decision followed the report of the House Committee on Education which recommended the change of the name.
Chairman of the Committee, Rita Maduagwu, (APGA) recalled that the bill had been read the second time on the floor of the house on Dec. 17, 2013. She said that the committee found that the university’s name had been changed before from Anambra State University of Science and Technology and that there were a number of provisions in the extant law that required review.
“After due consideration of facts and information, the committee recommends that the law establishing the university be repealed while a new law aimed at amending the principal law be passed,” Maduagwu said.
Mr Obinna Emenakaya (APGA Anambra East) said that the application for the change of name was long over-due since it was meant to immortalise a man who fought and lived for the Igbo nation.
Speaker of the House, Chinwe Nwaebili, said that the university would be a multi-campus institution located in Awka, Igbariam and Uli.
She commended members of the committee on education for what she said was a “job well done”.