Energizing Education Program (EEP) III
1. What is the Energizing Education Program (EEP)?
- The EEP is a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative, which is tasked with improving the quality of educational services at tertiary level through the provision of dedicated and independent power plants, which will provide reliable, affordable and sustainable power to 37 Federal and 7 affiliated teaching hospitals. In addition, EEP will provide street lighting for illumination and safety, as well as a world-class renewable energy-training centre at each of the EEP beneficiary institutions. The renewable energy training centres will give the students the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
- Furthermore, the EEP is committed to empowering young women and fostering gender inclusion in the power sector. In line with this, selected female students across each university will be afforded the opportunity to receive comprehensive training during the construction phase of the project, under the EEP Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Female Internship Programme.
- EEP is being implemented in phases. EEP Phase III is being funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and will cover 8 Federal universities, across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and will utilize a combination of solar and gas-powered systems.
2. Who are the beneficiaries?
- The key targets for EEP Phase III are university students, academic and non-academic staff, and enterprises located within the university campus parameters.
3. Which specific universities are beneficiaries?
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa; Federal University of Dutsin-Ma, Katsina; Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa; Federal University of Lokoja, Kogi; Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo; University of Port Harcourt, Rivers; Federal University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom; Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo.