The University of Nigeria has won the World Bank-funded Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), after a very competitive and months-long rigorous World bank experts evaluation process, involving about 134 proposals from Nigeria and many other proposals from the west and central African sub-region. UNN won the Africa Centre of Excellence Impact Project along with ten other Nigerian universities in various disciplines, such as health, pharmacy and medicine.
The Vice-chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba and the leader of the ACE-SPED proposal team, Prof. Emenike C. Ejiogu of the Department of Electrical Engineering, received the good news from the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar A. Rasheed, on November 13th, 2018, at a ceremony in Abuja. This has since been followed by a nine day Launching and Boot Camp Training held at Djibouti from February 18-27, 2019, organized by the World Bank and the Association of African Universities. The University administration is rapidly taking steps for the centre to smoothly resume full operations.