Today, 9th June, 2023, at Abuja, The National Universities Commission (NUC) which is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), in charge of promoting quality education in Nigeria, handed the Provisional license-to-operate, to the proprietors of the newly approved 36 Universities.

The Registered Trustee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Archbishop Valerian M. Okeke, received the License for the operation of SHANAHAN UNIVERSITY ONITSHA.

The following dignitaries were there to there to witness the handing out of the license to His Grace;
The Obi of Onitsha, HRM Igwe Alfred Achebe; two of the three newly elected Senators from Anambra: Chief Sir Victor Umeh, (Ohamadike) and Dr Tony Nwoye; Chief Sir Cletus Ibeto; Prof Joseph Ahaneku, former VC Unizik and Sir Ikem Osanakpo.

Others were, the Onitsha Archdiocesan Vice Chancellor: Very Rev Fr Basil Ekwunife, the Archdiocesan Education Secretary: Very Fr Paschal Onwugbenu, the Archdiocesan Architect: Very Rev Fr Peter Oforji and Fr Martin Ikeagu, Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Parish Odoakpu.

Congratulations to the Archbishop and the entire Archdiocese of Onitsha.

May Shanahan University initiate a new dawn in the field of Academics.

Reporting: Fr Martin Ikeagu.