The University wants to honour the late literary icon
Vicky Sylvester, the Head of Department of English and Literary Studies, made the plea in an interview with News Agency of Nigerian in Abuja. She said that the institution was appealing for support from individuals, corporate organisations and government establishments.
She said that the institution would appreciate contributions toward the building, noting that “no assistance is small’’.
“The language laboratory is another structure that will be named after the literary icon.
“The building will be the only department central to the intellectual development of students in all disciplines,” she said.
She said that the laboratory would serve other departments in the Humanities Faculty and would be a lifetime investments in the Federal Capital University.
The head of department said that the plan to build the library was to honour the late literary icon for his contributions to the development of African literature. She said that the library would help resuscitate reading culture in the students.
“These are lifetime investments in the Federal Capital University and the only department central to the intellectual development of students in all disciplines,’’ she said.
NAN reports that the department is working in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, to honour the late literary icon, Chinua Achebe.
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