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UNN WINS WORLD BANK AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The Governing Council, Senate, staff and students of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, is hereby informed that the University of Nigeria has won the World Bank-funded Africa Center of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), after a very competitive and months-long rigorous World bank experts evaluation process, involving about 134 proposals from Nigeria and many other proposals from the west and central African sub-region. UNN won the Africa Center of Excellence Impact Project along with ten other Nigerian universities in various disciplines, such as health, pharmacy and medicine. The Vice-chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and the leader of the ACE-SPED proposal team, Prof. Emenike Ejiogu of the Department of Electrical Engineering, received the good news from the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, on November 13th, 2018, at a ceremony in Abuja. This has since been followed by a nine day Launching and Boot Camp Training held at Djibouti from February 18-27, 2019, organized by the World Bank and the Association of African Universities. The University administration is rapidly taking steps for the center to smoothly resume full operations.
AN OUTLINE ON ACE-SPED
To establish a regional hub, focused on addressing the energy and power challenges of sub-Saharan Africa through research, education and collaboration with sectoral partners.
To create a functional, problem-solving Centre of Excellence with capacity to impact meaningfully in power systems and energy development, through knowledge transfer and human capital upgrade.
Dignity through Sustainable Power & Energy
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