…Donates books to FCET Umunze
By Sam Otti
The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, has stressed the need for functional public education that would lead the country out of its current wilderness. He said quality education in the nation’s public schools remains a critical factor in the increasing agitation for the rapid transformation of the country.
Igwe Achebe stated this when the management team of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, led by the Provost, Prof Josephat Ogbuagu, visited him in Onitsha. Also in attendance were the Registrar of the college, Sir Augustine Udensi, the Librarian, Dr Adolphus Ugwuanyi, and the college Bursar, Sir Patrick Omile.
Igwe Achebe commended the college for her impassioned commitment to the training of quality teachers that would invest their resources and transform the nation’s education system. He further donated books for the college library, a research work on the history of Onitsha, chronicling its contribution to the nation’s socio-economic, political and educational development. He said the books would assist students and lecturers in their various academic research on the nation’s historical past.
Igwe Achebe hailed the management of FCE Umunze for the ongoing development of the institution, and urged the Provost not to rest on his oars.
While receiving the books, Prof. Ogbuagu thanked the monarch for his interest in the institution. He said the donation would further enrich the college library, which ranks among the biggest among the tertiary institutions in the south east zone.
“For us at FCET Umunze, Obi of Onitsha is not only a royal father in Igbo land, a respected scholar but also a leading figure in Igbo traditional institution with impressive records,” he said.
He said Igwe Achebe’s contribution to the nation’s education sector and his keen interest in the development of FCET, Umunze, prompted the college authority to recommend renaming the College Science Education Complex after him, which would be unveiled during his proposed visit to the institution.