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US-based teacher donates library to Enugu Technical College

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

By Hilary Akalugwu

Nsukka (Enugu State) Jan 6, 2023
Mrs. Ngozi Anyanwu (nee Ezugworie), a United States (US)-based teacher, has donated a library to Technical College Edem-Ani, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, to assist students in their education.
During the inauguration and handover of the library to the College on Friday in Nsukka, she said the library was equipped with books, 20 laptops connected to internet, tables, chairs and a conference room.
Anyanwu said she decided to build and equip the library to enable students of the college to excel in education by having easy access to knowledge and information.
“As a teacher in a public school in Chicago, United States, I know that library plays vital roles in education, as it enables students to excel in academics by having easy access to knowledge and information.
“I built this library and equipped it, so that students of this college will enjoy numerous benefits of library like their colleagues abroad and improve in their academic performance.
“Laptops in this library now are 20, I will continue to increase the number of laptops until every student will have one laptop in the library
“I advise staff and students of this College to make judicious use of this library so that my aim and money invested will not be in vain,” she said.
According to Anyanwu, it cost her over N14m to build and equip the library.
Anyanwu, who hails from Edem-Ani but is married in Imo State, said her aim in donating the library is to assist government in education as it could not do it alone.
“Developed countries have better education because everybody is assisting government in funding education,” she said.
The donor expressed appreciation to officials of the Enugu State Ministry of Education, Nsukka LG and Igwe Samuel Asadu, the traditional ruler of Edem-Ani community and the guests, for finding time to witness the event and prayed God to bless them abundantly.
Prof. Uche Eze,  the Commissioner for Education in Enugu State, said that the provision of the library would enhance learning and academic performance.
Eze was represented by Mrs Maryrose Ogbuanya, Education Zonal Head in Enugu North Senatorial District.
“The donation of this world class library with information technology will enhance education as well as offer countless learning opportunities.
“This library will make students to be aware of many things which are not possible by simply attending regular classes,” she said.
While commending Anyanwu for the donation, he assured that the state government would continue to do everything possible to maintain quality standard of teaching and learning in the state.
The commissioner appealed to other good-spirited individuals to emulate the kind gesture of  Anyanwu by supporting public schools in the state since government could not do it alone.
Also in a remark, Chief Walter Ozioko, the Chairman of Nsukka LG, commended Anyanwu for investing in education of her brothers and sisters and urged other Nsukka sons and daughters in Diaspora to emulate her good example.
Ozioko was represented by the Supervisor for Education in the council, Mrs Chinanye Aroh.
Earlier, Mr Cosmos Onyishi, the Principal of the college, applauded  Anyanwu for her philanthropic gesture,  describing her as a pace setter.
“Technical College Edem-Ani is proud of you, Edem-Ani community is proud of you, Edem and Nsukka in general are proud of you for this donation.
“You have challenged the students of this college to sit up and read as you have provided them the opportunity to excel in their academics
The principal, however, pointed out some of the challenges facing the college, including lack of a workshop, and requested that government should include the school among those that would be renovated.
She said that the school lacked requisite number of technical teachers to meet up the requirements for accreditation by National Board for Technical Education.
She appealed to government to send more teachers, among other needs.
The Senior Prefect of the college, Malachi Okoro, said the entire students would forever remain grateful to Anyanwu for building a library for them and equipping it to international standard.
“On behalf of students of this college, I promise her that we will record excellent results both in internal and external examinations.

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