Having already had the misfortune of two scandalous admission issues in two universities, there was this disdain and negative picture of Nigerian universities lurking somewhere in my mind. That was my state before someone introduced me to Coal City University, Enugu. I reluctantly came, expecting the same thing. But a pleasant surprise awaited me as this was not to be. The admission process at CCU was so easy and smooth that I began to change my mind about Nigerian universities. Yes, the change started right from CCU’s admissions office!
Then my love for CCU gradually developed, and indeed, blossomed when I began to experience the care from management and the love from people around me, students and staff together. I began to understand what it meant to be in an institution where the welfare of students is the management’s top priority. Where the management offers her students quality education, comfortable accommodation, good health facilities, games facilities etc. Through the entrepreneurship programme, the school teaches students to be self-employed, removing from most of us the horror of unemployment, after we graduate.
When the COVID-19 issue came up, and we were asked to vacate Campus, I feared that I may not graduate in 2021 after all. But by the grace of God, the ever working management of CCU came up with the innovative idea to engage her students through myCCU, the school’s virtual learning environment! So the students just continued our academic activities, this time online! My graduation in 2021 is now more certain than ever. Who am I!!!
I will boldly say that we have two universities in Nigeria: Coal City University and others.
Ike Benjamin Onyekachi (Beniyke)
Economics Programme (300L)
Department of The Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences