Contrary to a report by Punch Newspaper, the misrepresentation of the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) as merely a “solar-powered streetlight project” is false.
Serving as a critical investment in the education sector, the EEP seeks to reinvigorate the system through electrifying 37 federal universities and 7 university teaching hospitals, with the Independent Power Plants (IPPS).
In addition to providing rural electrification- areas where these institutions are located, the EEP will partner with world- class schools in facilitating training on renewable energy; and provide security on campus through the installation of streetlights.
The installation of streetlights is only a small component of the Energizing Education Programme (EEP).
Other components of the program include: provision of off grid captive power plants for these institutions and rehabilitation, strengthening and extension of the existing electricity distribution networks.
The EEP will provide access to power in Phase I to a population of 224,800 people in 9 Federal Universities and one Teaching Hospital across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University–Gubi Campus, Bauchi State; Bayero University–New Campus, Kano State; Usman Danfodiyo University–Main Campus, Sokoto State; Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State; Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State; Nnamdi Azikiwe University-Awka Campus, Anambra State; Federal University of Petroleum, Delta; Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State; Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Osun State; University of Lagos, Lagos State.
Ministry of Power, Works And Housing
15th December, 2017