The Oasis Reporters
March 8, 2021
By Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim Kuna, Gombe
…….. PRU, described as the first indigenous private university in the North-East region
The Proposed Pen Resource University has received its second and final resource verification team from the National Universities Commission on March 5, 2021.
The team which was led by the head of the directorate for the establishment of private Universities, Mrs. Constance Goddy-Nnadi was in Gombe to officially perform the final resource verification of the proposed PRU.
Received by the Executive Director of Pen Resource Academy, Gombe who is also the promoter of the proposed Pen Resource University, Dr. Sani Jauro, some Board Members of the Academy and members of the Planning and Implementation Committee of the proposed University, the NUC team was conducted round the proposed University for the official task.
In his welcome address, Dr. Sani Jauro commended the efforts of the team and thanked them for the timely visit.
“We are indeed happy to receive you today for the purpose of your second and final resource verification visit. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire members of the Planning and Implementation Committee, we thank you most sincerely”, Dr. Sani said.
Sani Jauro added that, “we have complied 100% with all your prescriptions and added many other facilities that you did request us to add. This shows our commitment to the establishment of this university as a high quality university with the best possible facilities for high quality teaching, research and community when the university comes to be.”
Professor Sani Abba Aliyu of the department of English at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria who represented the Professors in Nigerian universities, described the proposed Pen Resource University as the first indigenous private university in the North-East region. “Certainly, Pen Resource University deserves all commendation. Their commitment to quality is palpable based on the quality and quantity of facilities on ground”, he added.
In her remarks, the Commission’s head of the Directorate for the Establishment of Private universities who also led the NUC team to Gombe, Mrs. Constance Goddy-Nnady stated that the team was highly impressed with what they have seen.
“We were impressed since our first visitation and now we are highly impressed on the commitment of the promoter and PIC members on making sure that all the observations that have been made during the first visitation have been taken care of. In fact, you have done better than we asked you to do”, she said.
“We want to on behalf of the ES appreciate your efforts for the enormous resources and the rigous you had to go through to be able to come to this stage. We are happy” She added.
In an interview after the inspection visit, Dr Sani Jauro added that the proposed University has set a target for itself to become one of the best 10 universities in Nigeria in the next 15 years. “We know where we are going, we know how to get there and we are determined to make it by the grace of Almighty Allah” he said.