Samuel Maduka University, Ekwegbe-Nsukka, in Enugu State, prioritizes entrepreneurship to ‘redefine higher education by fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, and equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the modern world’.
Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi, founder of the university, stated this via his Facebook page. Onyishi, who is the chairman of Peace Group of Companies, said the take-off of the university, located along Enugu-Opi-Nsukka road by Agu Ekwegbe, was sequel to the approval given to the university by the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
He said, “Maduka University is the pioneer entrepreneurial institution with an array of innovative programmes to meet the evolving needs of students and the industry. The university has received an official approval from the Federal Executive Council.
“The university aims to redefine higher education by fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, and equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the modern world. With an emphasis on practical learning and real-world applications, Samuel Maduka University will provide students with a unique educational experience that sets them apart from their peers.”
The courses which the institution would offer, he said, are in the School of Business and Social Sciences, with emphasis on accounting, economics, mass communication, political science/international relations, and transport management, as well as the School of Computing and Engineering offering civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, electrical and electronics engineering, information technology, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and software engineering.
Aside above, the university’s School of Health Sciences will admit students in physiotherapy, medical laboratory science, and nursing, while its School of Law will offer a comprehensive law programme, he added.
Adadareporters gathered that the university is 100% residential for staffers and students, and covers over 450 hectares of land, making it the largest private university in Nigeria. It also houses an azure-coloured lake surrounded by sand beaches, which Dr Onyishi said ‘is the tourism pride of the university’.
Quoting him, “The lake, which is a nexus of the guest house, will have a boat house and a boat club where tourists can take a boat ride to enjoy the panoramic view of the ambience of the waterside. There will also be a park-cum-recreation centre to cater for children. There will be dedicated shuttles on standby to convey guests to and fro the airport and bus parks. Security is exclusive. We have provisions for an independent power generating plant and a community-wide internet wi-fi access. Quality water supply is guaranteed.”
On what prompted him to go into the academia, the transport champion said, “It was borne out of my desire to fulfill a vow I made to God several years ago to give back to society. Every student of the university must undertake entrepreneurship courses to equip them with entrepreneurial skills. This makes this university the first in Nigeria to launch such curriculum. The tuition fees at Sam Maduka University will be within the reach of average Nigerians despite its world-class status.”
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