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Why Pen Resource University was changed to North-Eastern University- Pro-Chancellor

Why Pen Resource University was changed to North-Eastern University- Pro-Chancellor

By Auwal Ahmad

The Pro-Chancellor of North-Eastern University, Dr Sani Jauro, on Monday said the institution’s name was changed from Pen Resource University to create its own legacy as well as earn public confidence leveraging its integrity and excellence in standards.
Jauro stated this during a news conference held in Gombe, shortly after a brief ceremony which resulted in the change of the institution’s name from Pen Resource to North-Eastern University, Gombe.
He said that the new name of the institution was in line with the institution’s vision to establish a university indigenous to the North-Eastern part of Nigeria in character and to propel Nigeria’s development.
“At take-off, we decided to name the university in the image of its progenitor, the great Pen Resource Academy, Gombe for the nascent university to earn public confidence by leveraging the goodwill, integrity and excellence in standards that is meritoriously synonymous with the Academy.
“Thus, the name Pen Resource University, Gombe. Today, our university students and their parents/sponsors can attest to the fact that we have surpassed their expectations in terms of all standards.”
“Our new name: North-Eastern University, Gombe (a name we reserved for the university long before we started the processes for obtaining the operational licence), is rooted in our vision to establish a university indigenous of the North-Eastern part of Nigeria in character.

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“A university that can further develop the world by paving ways to harness the excellent brainpower, knowledge, integrity, morality, sense of responsibility, love and sacrifice for the other, human and financial strengths, fertile land pregnant with oil, gas and solid minerals, as well as the traditional sciences and technology handed down by our progenitors but neglected over time,” he said.
On the responsibility of the institution, Jauro said it was to serve as a nexus for development, bringing together all the necessary north-eastern Nigeria’s endowments for the development of mankind.
“This is also what our logo symbolises: the book and the pen symbolise our brain power and scholarly culture; the bull and fertile soil symbolize our strength and our wealth; the white colour is for peace while the sky blue is indicative of our limit as the sky; and, the shield is protective of our mission and our continuous national integration as Nigerians,” he explained.

Our correspondent reports that North-Eastern University has four Faculties, 27 degree programmes and a Centre for African Medicinal Plants Research among others within the two years of its existence with about 1, 000 students population.
Also, the new name of the first privately-owned tertiary institution was unveiled by the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, alongside Jauro amongst other dignitaries and students.

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