The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted licence to Enugu State’s University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno.
The issuance was sequel to the enactment of the state University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS) Law, Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, on April 13, 2022.
The executive secretary, NUC, Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, commended the state for the establishment of the medical university.
The Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, while receiving the license at NUC headquarters in Abuja, The Governor, he said the concept of the University of Medical and Applied Sciences was borne of the desire of the State government to improve the medical manpower in the state and beyond.
The governor’s deputy Chief of Staff, Prof Malachy Okwueze, who witnessed the presentation, commended the Governor thank Governor for achieving the goal.
The law establishing SUMAS was presented to NUC by the Enugu State government alongside the academic brief and master plan of the new university. The licence recognized SUMAS as the second Enugu State-owned university.
With the granting of the licence, SUMAS, Igbo-Eno, has become the 59th state university in Nigeria.