The 21st century is characterized as a knowledge society. The global university system is the natural source of knowledge required to understand the environmental and socioeconomic conditions that enable or impede sustainable development. Academia will help define the problem, set its boundaries, and...
The Centre for Sustainable Development is one of the prime Centres in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria geared towards seeking solutions to many problems of a typical third world country like Nigeria where infrastructural facilities for human sustenance have become a major challenge. The Universities all over the world are known for proffering solutions to the problems of society. It is in that direction that this Centre has been established to lead the way by deploying quality research to improve.
Today, Nigeria faces serious challenges of development especially with regard to deficiencies in power supply, environmental degradation, poor road network, inadequate water supply, unreliable health institutions, massive unemployment, huge industrial low capacity productions and general cynicism among the populace. Actions aimed toward ameliorating these deficiencies are in conformity with the mission and vision of the centre.
Therefore, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Senate granted approval for the establishment of the Centre with firm belief in the Centre’s mission and bearing in mind the high quality staff that will drive the Centre. As Vice-Chancellor of one of Nigeria’s fastest growing Public Universities, I endorse the Centre’s activities, towards realizing its set goals, in the overall interest of humanity.
Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria