ASR Africa begins construction of N1bn Career Development center in UI

A 2,000 square meter Career and Renewable Natural Resources Center at the University of Ibadan is being built by the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa).

The Center will assist university students with counseling and career planning while also looking into the possibility of cleaner energy options for the facility.

This happened just 3 days after ASR Africa laid foundation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State on a Student Affairs Center that includes a sports center, an ICT hub, administrative offices, and an amphitheater with seating for 1,000 students.

In accordance with the tertiary infrastructure grant given to six universities in 2021 as a part of the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grants Scheme, both projects, which each received N1 billion, are funded by the university grant.

The $100 million Fund for Social Development and Renewal of ASR Africa served as the source of the grant. The University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Ilorin, University of Benin, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University were additional institutions that benefited from the grant.

Dr. Ubon Udoh, the managing director of ASR Africa, expressed his gratitude to the university administration for their support of the project during the groundbreaking ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He called the project “life-changing” because it will help students with a variety of mental health issues, support them as they choose their careers, and offer cleaner energy options for the university.

Additionally, according to Ubon, the project demonstrated Abdul Samad Rabiu’s, the founder and chairman of ASR Africa, dedication to promoting high-quality education in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

The career center is a project, he continued, that will help the University of Ibadan students feel more motivated to compete academically with students from other countries.

According to Prof. Kayode, the project is crucial to the university and will help students who need career guidance and mentoring as well as open the door for alternative energy research.


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