Enugu is agog following the granting of a licence for academic operations to Enugu State’s University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
NUC issued the operative licence to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at NUC headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday.
The issuance followed the enactment of the state University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS) Law, Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, on April 13, 2022.
Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, the executive secretary, NUC, commended the state for the establishment of the medical university.
The law establishing SUMAS was presented to NUC by the Enugu State government alongside the academic briefs and master plan of the new university. The licence recognized SUMAS as the second Enugu State-owned university.
AR-Reporters reports that with the granting of the licence, SUMAS, Igbo-Eno, has become the 59th state university in Nigeria.
Prof Malachy Okwueze, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, during the event, said, “We can’t thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi enough for achieving this goal.”