The Anglican Primate, Most Rev Henry Ndukuba on Friday inaugurated a new law faculty building donated to Paul’s University, Awka, by the Anglican Diocese of Awka in Anambra.
The inauguration was part of activities to mark the 60th birthday of Most Rev Alexander Ibezim, the Archbishop of Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese.
Ndukuba commended the diocese for its contribution to the development of education in the country.
He said that education was part of what the church inherited from early missionary through late Bishop Ajayi Crowther.
“Education is a tool with which any nation develops its society,” the primate said.
He appealed for more partnership from other Anglican dioceses to promote education of the citizens.
“The students in public universities have been out of school for over five months and it is not a developmental plan for the nation.
“The students need quality teaching so as to meet up with their counterpart in western world,” he said.
He thanked the diocese for standing in the gap in the development of education in the country.
Ibezim said that the diocese intended to have a classic University that would train and produce seasoned graduates to contribute to development of the nation.
The Vice Chancellor of the University and Venerable, Prof.Obiora Nwosu said that the university had adequate human resources to reposition the school to compete with other universities.
Nwosu said that Awka Diocese had demonstrated that the church was prepared to offer quality education to students.
Prof Chinyere Okunna, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic said that the church was prepared to run the university rightly.
Okunna said that the university though owned by the Anglican communion had what it took to train undergraduates of repute.
She said that the university already have four faculties of Law, Art, Social and Management Sciences.
Highlights of the event included the handing over of the building to the Primate for the operational excellence of the 55 dioceses of East of the Niger that owned the University.
The primate also inaugurated the Millennium College of Nursing Science, Awka.