The Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, has said that the outcome of the Gender Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project will strengthen and contribute to maintaining the international profile of the University.

This was stated by the CV when receiving members of the WaSH-Gender Research team led by the director of the International program of the University, Dr. Emmanuel Akpabio, who paid him a courtesy visit.

According to Akpabio’s statement, made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, the VC, welcoming the team members to his office, thanked the Director for assembling an investigative team of diverse wealthy and international backgrounds.

He said: “Let me specifically welcome the Wash-Gender team members to thank the director for carefully selecting and constituting a diverse, wealthy and international vetting team most relevant to the project.

“It has demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt its ability to meet the objective of the International Programs department and the result of the WaSH-Gender project that will contribute to strengthening the international profile of the University of Uyo.”

He promised to support the project in any way possible, including media publicity and regular power supply, among others.

Earlier, Akpabio briefed the VC on the successful outcome of his application for a grant for medium-scale projects on water and development partnership program to be financed by the Development Cooperation Agency of the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Netherlands.

She stated that inadequate access to water exacerbated workload imbalances between men and women, adding that for women, failure to achieve socially expected responsibilities in WASH can lead to intimate partner conflict and violence, including spousal quarrels. and physical fights.

While noting that the project will run for 18 months and will include a series of workshops, public meetings, oral testimony, research, data collection, public engagement, advocacy, and outreach, the team leader requested VC approval for participation. of the University. Media team for coverage of any major events that will be associated with the project throughout its implementation period as part of its co-financing responsibility.