Nigerian private varsity laments paucity of funds, begs for support

The acting vice chancellor of Paul University, Awka, Anambra state, has lamented poor funding and the acute shortage of classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, offices and students’ hostels bedeviling the institution.

Nwosu also noted that the university does not have a healthy learning environment.

He made his lamentations weekend during the 4th convocation ceremony of the university.

“There is just one hostel each for the male and female students, each accommodating only 400 students.

“Let the church, groups or individuals come to our aid, build, operate and so long as they will give the university a good percentage as its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

“It is only the Faculty of Law that has a dedicated faculty building. The six other faculties are sharing the few buildings available,” he said.

He added that the management of the university is planning to build a shopping complex in front of the university as a way of earning funds to run the school.“Let interested groups or individuals come and build, operate and recover the cost of building or sign an agreement with the university,” he said.

Mr Nwosu urged parents to enroll their children in the institution because of stability in its academic calendar since strike actions are not entertained in the school.

“If your child enrolls for a four-year course, it will certainly be four years. Therefore, I advise parents to enroll their wards into this university,” he said.