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  • PROJECT TITLE: A SURVEY OF SOME OF THE METHODS OF DOCUMENTATION IN UNIVERSITIES IN ENUGU STATE
  • DEPARTMENT: OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
  • PRICE: 3000 | CHAPTERS: 5 | PAGES: 58 | FORMAT: Microsoft word, PDF | | PROJECT DELIVERY: 24hrs Delivery »

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CHAPTER   ONE

1.0                                 INTRODUCTION

1.1                  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) was originally founded as Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) on July 30, 1980 by law (cited as law No. 7 of 1980 Act) enacted by the then Anambra State House of Assembly, the enactment of this law establishing the University was accompanied by other historical landmarks, among which were:

(i)      The appointment of first President and Chief Executive of the university in the person of Late Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike.

(ii)     The admission of the first batch of the students.

(iii)    The inauguration of the first provisional Council of the University.

These events culminated in the successful commencement of lectures at the Enugu Campus of the University on 30th October, 1980.  On January 3, 1981, formal classes started at Awka Campus of the University with 100 registered students who were originally at Enugu campus.

Professor Dike was in 1984 succeeded by Professor C. A. Onwumechili, as the law President of the University.

The University was received as a Multi-campus University, with other campuses located at Abakaliki, Nnewi and later Adada Campuses, with its headquarters at Enugu, the State Capital.  But on account of logistic problems, only the Enugu and Awka campuses remained operational until 1981 when the other campuses were opened.

There were only three faculties initially viz.:

(a)     Faculty of Engineering

(b)     Faculty of Science   and

(c)      Faculty of Technology

This arrangement was in keeping with the special mandate given to the University to under take studies in all fields of learning.  While laying special emphasis on Science, Applied Science and Technology.  Prior to the rationalization of courses, which took place in August 1982, all two campuses of the University (i.e. Enugu and Awka) offered identical programmes with the result that the Departments were duplicated in both the campuses.  However, consequent upon the rationalization made by Senate in August 1982 and which was later approved by the then Provisional Council Faculties and Departments were re-located between the two campuses as follows:

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ENUGU

a)       Civil Engineering

b)      Electrical/Electronic Engineering

c)       Chemical Engineering

d)      Mechanical Engineering (Production)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, AWKA

a)       Civil Engineering

b)      Met and Mat Engineering

c)       Mechanical Engineering (Production)

FACULTY OF APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

a)       Applied Biology

b)      Applied Maths/Statistics

c)       Applied Biochemistry

d)      Industrial Microbiology

FACULTY OF APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCE

a)       Industrial Physics

b)      Applied Maths/Statistics

c)       Industrial Chemistry

d)      Geological Science

The foregoing arrangements took effect from September 1982 and subsisted until June, 1985, when the academic programme were expanded to include the following facilities of education, Environmental Science, Law and Humanities and Management Science.

Sequel to an unsuccessful attempt to merge the University with the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu as a single entity in July 1985, the University Law of 1980 was repealed and immediately replaced by the ASUTECH Edict No. 20 of 1985 reaffirming among other things the philosophy and objectives of the founding fathers of the University as well as four campuses structure.

The major impact of the 1985 Edit was as follows:

i)       Structurally, it returned the university system with Council and Senate as main organs of government and the Vice Chancellor as the Chief Executive.

(ii)     It reaffirmed the academic disciplines in the four campuses as follows:

          -        Enugu Campus    :         Engineering/Technology and

Management

          -        Awka Campus     :         Basic and Applied Sciences, Law and

Social Sciences.

          -        Abakaliki Campus :       Agricultural Sciences, including

Aquaculture, Veterinary Medicine.

          -        Nnewi Campus    :         Health Science including Medicine and

Dentistry.

(iii)    The establishment of the interim Joint Council of ASUTECH/IMT with Professor C. Nwokolo as the Chairman of the Council.

Following the rationalization of courses, which the interim Joint Council undertook in early 1986, the Education Faculty collapsed and its constituent departments were re-located to other faculties, which Educational Faculty foundations continued to offer service courses to these departments.


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