The Government of Ebonyi State has said that it plans to spend a total of $500m on the development of the State University (EBSU), Abakaliki.
The state governor, Chief Martin Elechi gave the hint during the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of 2013 instructional materials, assessment report booklets and commissioning of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) warehouse at the SUBEB headquarters in the state capital.
Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, the governor stated that since the decision of government to run a single campus system as against the earlier proposed four-campus structure for the state university, the government had commenced massive infrastructural development of the permanent site at Ishieke, in collaboration with an American firm.
The governor announced that the administrative block and the office of the vice-chancellor would be commissioned by the first quarter of this year while work on two hostel blocks and another faculty block have been in progress.
He stated that the state government at inception of his administration in 2007, assured Ebonyians of qualitative education of the children and stressed that a lot had been done in the realisation of that objective.