Anambra State University, Uli, has been named Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. The House of Assembly, Thursday, passed a bill effecting the change in name.
The decision followed a report of the House Committee on Education which recommended for the change of the name to honour the former Biafra war lord.
Mrs Rita Maduagwu, the House Committee on Education chairman, recalled that in 2013 the bill was read twice on the floor of the House.
While noting that the university’s name had been changed before from Anambra State University of Science and Technology, she said that there were a number of provisions in the extant law that required review.
“After due consideration of facts and information, the committee recommends that the law establishing the university be repealed while a new law aimed at amending the principal law be passed,” said Maduagwu.
A PDP member, Mr Valentine Ayika, said the bill was due for passage since it has been read twice in the House.
In passing the bill , the Speaker, Mrs Chinwe Nwaebili, said that the university would be a multi-campus institution located in Awka, Igbariam and Uli.
She thanked the committee members of the committee on education for a work well done.