By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudo Ndaeyo has said that the institution is investing in infrastructure to improve on teaching and learning.
Prof. Ndaeyo made this known on Thursday, at the official handing over ceremony of a classroom block for Faculty of Arts, constructed by an indigenous company; Fens Properties Nigeria Limited.
According to him, the university will not stop expanding in terms of physical infrastructure, adding that a good number of modern buildings have been added to the infrastructure collection of the institution.
The building measuring 30 metres by 60, which has four (4) furnished lecture halls, conveniences, and four (4) offices all en suite, according to the contractual agreement was to be completed in six months.
But the contractors were able to deliver within five months, and thereby eliciting commendations from the Vice Chancellor and management team of the University who attended the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking at the Varsity’s Permanent site, Nwaniba Road, Uyo, Prof. Ndaeyo specifically eulogized Fens Properties Nigeria Limited for delivering what he termed “top-notch work” on record time.
He explained that the edifice will accommodate students of the Faculty of Arts, who he stressed would learn better in a conducive environment
The Vice Chancellor assured that the contractors will enjoy the University’s continuous partnership and support to deliver other building projects in the varsity.
Earlier, Chairman, Fens Properties Nigeria Limited, Mr. Michael Udofia, expressed the Company’s appreciation to the University community and staff, for the confidence reposed in his company as the contractor to deliver the project.
On his part, Engr. David Umoette, of Fens Properties, assured that the magnificent edifice was built according to international best practices.
He noted that, what the company has achieved, is the Premium Fens Properties Nigeria Limited standard, and as a progressive technical policy and corporate promise, Umoette maintained the company will always offer high quality jobs that meet global standard.
Highpoints of the event were inspection of lecture halls, offices and the official handing over of the keys to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo who was flanked by two DVCs, Registrar, Librarian, Directors and other staff of the university.