The Gombe State University (GSU) has finalised plans to establish a business school, its Vice Chancellor. Prof. Umar Ibrahim, has said.
Ibrahim announced this when he received members of the Association of Nigerian Accountants (ANAN) who donated books to the institution’s accounts department on Tuesday.
He said that the institution would serve as emerging business focal point because of its location in the North-East.
He noted that aside motivating intellectual conversation, the school, when established would enhance economic activities in the region.
He thanked ANAN for donating the professional textbooks, and described it as timely, considering that the institution barely commenced a postgraduate diploma course in accountancy.
He reiterated that the existing partnership between the body and the university was bound to grow without limit.
“The book donation is timely as it will improve research output, to enable those working on their thesis to come out with something innovative,” he said.
ANAN National President Shehu Ladan said the donation was in fulfillment of an earlier promise to the university when the association visited the institution in 2017.
Represented by Mr John Amah, ANAN Legal officer, Ladan said the association enjoyed a cordial relationship with the university.
According to him, ANAN is working tirelessly and in accordance with the ethics of the accountancy profession.
He said that so far, over 70 universities have benefited from book donations by the association.
The Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Mohammed Hassan, commended ANAN for the gesture.
Hassan, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Dauda, noted that the state was blessed with innovative and creative people waiting to take advantage of the state’s central location in the North-East.
He commended the university for finalising plans to set up the institution