The Vice Chancellor of Coal City University, Enugu, Professor Malachy Okwueze says the institution is focused on increasing access to quality education at affordable cost.
Professor Okwueze stated this during the maiden matriculation of the university Saturday, June 24 2017.
Coal City University is one of the universities licensed by the federal government in November 2016 to operate as a privately-owned higher institution of learning.
The issuance of the license followed recommendation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Professor Okwueze stated that the institution is offering highly-subsidized access by making its fees affordable.
He thus advised the pioneer matriculating students to utilize opportunities offered by the school effectively.
The governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi encouraged the management of the university to be committed to the pursuit of excellence and positive innovation.
The chancellor, Mr Chinedu Ani while assuring that the university would continue to uphold the legacies of its late founding president, Professor Stan Ani, announced that a scholarship scheme has been established to administer scholarship to students of Coal City University and member institutions.
“The award which will be given annually to the overall best regular student of the university who maintains a first class or distinction is aimed at encouraging excellence.”
Some of the matriculating students said they were excited to be among the first set of students admitted into the institution.
The matriculation also featured prayers for the success of the institution, establishment of prizes for best students by the pro-chancellor, Professor Chinedu Nebo, and goodwill messages by visiting vice chancellors.