Nnamdi Azikiwe Univeristy (UNIZIK), Anambra has commenced the production of paints.
In its aim to be a leading institution in entrepreneurship and knowledge, UNIZIK’s faculty of physical sciences has been saddled with the responsibility.
The university, last week unveiled to students and staff, the first set of paints manufactured by the faculty.
The first batch of paints produced are being used in the ongoing renovation of the faculty of management sciences.
The institution went into paint production to enable the students practise what they learn and to promote entrepreneurship, according to Joseph Ahaneku, a professor and the vice-chancellor.
Ahaneku also disclosed that the institution would soon go into commercial production of paints while noting that universities should be seen as problem-solving institutions.
Universities, he said, must identify the needs of the society and make efforts to provide solutions by harnessing human and material resources.
Apart from the production of paints, UNIZIK also plans to establish a bakery in the school, with Ahaneku saying it’s in line with the entrepreneurial vision of the management.
Furthermore, the VC praised the federal and state governments for supporting the university to execute the landmark projects.
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