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NIGERIA@60: Prof Ibe Urges Leaders To Deliver Democracy Dividends

The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu Prof Gregory Ibe has charged leaders at all levels of governance in Nigeria to prioritize the patriotic act of delivering impactful dividends of democracy to the people.

Speaking while interacting with journalists recently in his country home at Amaokwe Achara Uturu, the university don who also doubles as the chairman of Committee of Proprietors of Private Universities in Nigeria, contended that provision of critical social infrastructure by leadership in all spheres of governance in Nigeria will stem the alarming rate of restiveness and agitations in the country.

According to Prof Ibe, “As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the birth of our nation, I want to wish Nigeria our motherland a prosperous diamond independence anniversary. Let me however use the opportunity of the anniversary to charge our political leaders to recommit themselves to the task of addressing the huge infrastructural deficiency currently plaguing the nation as a means of reducing the escalating degree of restiveness.”

Stressing that the level of infrastructural deployment directly impacts on the quality of life provided to the citizenry, he encouraged leaders to justify the number of years chronologically credited to Nigeria with equal amount of social amenities to assuage frail nerves.

In his words, “Benefitting from many years of consultancy to multinational agencies and personal interactions with leaders across the globe, I know that a development minded leadership automatically secures the peoples buy-in. Nigerian leaders should therefore work to secure public acceptance and willing participation in the act of governance through the delivery of impactful dividends of democracy.”

In conclusion, he asserted that given the enormous potentials of Nigeria, especially in the Human Resource sector and against the backdrop of the current deployment of technology and virtual platforms for knowledge transfer, the nation at sixty definitely has immense potentials going forward.

2020/21 ADMISSIONS: Beware, Fraudsters Are Impersonating Us! Gregory University Uturu Warns General Public

The Management of Gregory University Uturu (GUU) has alerted the general public of the fraudulent activities of certain individuals, especially one that uses the name, Dr Faith Bagudu, to defraud candidates seeking admission into the institution.

GUU, in a Press Release signed by its Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo, MNIPR who is the Deputy Registrar, Media and Public Relations of the institution, observed that these dubious individuals were deploying fraudulent websites and personal bank accounts to defraud prospective candidates seeking admission to the university in the current 2020/2021 Academic Session.

The statement read;

“Specifically, management wishes to alert the public of the unwholesome activities of a certain Dr. Faith Bagudu, who while claiming to represent the institution, has been in the practice of defrauding unsuspecting persons of huge sums of money through her personal Access Bank Account with the number 1394599479.

“Subsequently, management hereby wishes to reiterate that admission to any of the approved undergraduate programmes of the university in the Nine Colleges of Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Management and Social Sciences and Humanities can ONLY be processed through the official website of the university, www.gregoryuniversityuturu.edu.ng, while all payments are EXCLUSIVELY made to the institutions accredited bank accounts that are reflected in the website.

“The public is thereby enjoined to be properly guided and avoid the error of transacting with the university through unlicensed middlemen and miscreants who deploy personal bank accounts and such contrived fake websites as http://www.gregoryuniversity.com, even as appropriate security agencies have been adequately briefed on these ignoble practices and their perpetuators.”

Gregory University Uturu Flags-Off Tree Planting Campaign

The management of Gregory University Uturu has launched an aggressive tree planting campaign aimed at reducing deforestation, increasing oxygen level in the environment and enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the campus.

Speaking during the formal flag-off event of the campaign, Vice Chancellor of the face paced institution, Prof Augustine Uwakwe stated ” the vision of management is to create a people- friendly smart environment devoid of unhealthy pollutants and by so doing encourage knowledge assimilation”.

According to Prof Uwakwe, the objective is to realise an eco green campus environment that will be conducive for the smooth conduct of all forms of schorlary activity.In his words,”this campaign is part of the larger vision borne by the Chancellor of our university,Prof Gregory Ibe, which has found expression in the initiation of many contemporary life-enhancing and health-supportive products, including such anti COVID-19 herbal solutions as Sniff-Sniff, Adonis Yellow,Hybrid Fuelless Generator, Sanitizing Chamber and Furnaces.

Shading more light on the tree planting campaign, the university Farm Manager, Ikechukwu Emezue, stated that his unit had nursed different species in order to realise the objective of raising a total of 1000 trees during the first phase of the exercise.

The exercise witnessed the symbolic planting of trees in different parts of the campus by members of the university management led by the Vice Chancellor.

How Gregory University, South East foremost private varsity is rising to challenges of COVID-19

Friday Obande (Nigerian Pilot)

Obande observes the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on a private higher institution, Gregory University Uturu Abia State, from where he gathers details:

It is a well known fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a harbinger for redistribution of wealth and livelihood around the globe, as it poses negative effects on all human activities. Following the stampede of academic activities by the plague across the globe, most learning institutions; would definitely be facing challenges of various degrees.

Nigeria is not an exception, mostly within the private sector and the education sector in particular which has been on pause for the past few months, as a result of the corona chronicle. Despite the ravage caused on the education sector, leading to closure of schools from the effect of the disease, Chancellor, Gregory University Uturu Abia State, Dr. Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe remains confident that the institution would overcome the negative impacts of the pandemic, and has also expressed optimism over the achievements the institution has recorded so far, and the strategies already put in place to combat the pandemic, both within and the institution.

Speaking on COVID-19, he explained that the school is currently carrying out disinfectant scheme to combat the coronavirus, adding that “In the sciences, last year, we launched the alternative medicine, so far as the pharmaceutical college is concerned and we deepened the knowledge of alternative medicine by producing three types of drugs that are currently on trial by NAFDAC to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Then also in the biological sciences and biochemistry departments, all the researchers are busy at work as I speak to you, helping to develop for diseases like Sickle Cell Aemia and to help carry out all the research work on all the products that people are submitting on the fight against the Coronavirus as it stands now and we are busy trying to see how we can introduce immune boosters into the country,” he assured.

In the area of safety guidelines, he hinted that the school is reshaping and relocating entrances of the university and preparing to safeguard our students, staff, management and visitors. Ibe also explained that a new gate has been built by the school to serve as an initial stop to the school and this stop has both security stop and waiting bay before you get to the nurse bay, which have toilet to contain people who are pressed.

“The nurses will first test everyone coming in before allowed to walk into the main gate of the university which is about 500 meters away and go through the screening process, a disinfectant boot kept there.

“This is to simply ensure that there is no close contact between the first and second gate which we are building to accommodate any form of contact or spread of the Coronavirus .

“We want to make sure that the chief Medical Director of the university assures all in comers into the university that nobody can contact the Coronavirus in our institution and that everybody coming into the school will feel safe to go round the campus premises freely,” he explained.

Another policy which is currently in place by the school’s management is the plan to make sure that nobody goes out of the school without the proper formalities and enabling laws are currently being laid down to that effect.

On the achievements recorded of the institution so far, Dr. Ibe stated that, it has recorded tremendous achievements over the years. He made mention of a students in the engineering department, who has just produced a fueless generator which is just one of five other achievements that will be launched in the next couple of weeks. The chancellor again, gave details of the blue print by the school.

He said the school has in the past six years, been the first University in Nigeria to change the building methods by producing decking plates that you can use to build your house which helps save the cost of building by saving the cost of decking your building by over 45-50% which the school pioneered in the country and many people are relying on that. He also said the school’s engineering department has started the manufacturing of crank shafts with machines that are already available at the department.

Also, the chancellor made mention of the milestone the institution has attained in Agricultural. According to him, day old chicks are being put in the school farm which has about 250, 000-300,000 bird capacity chicken farm and then, in addition “we have started running the palm oil and cassava plants, making sure that the students have the enthusiasm for entrepreneurship agriculture which is a value added advantage to the nation and the scholars will definitely be encouraged to have these skills to support subsistent and national livelihood,” added Ibe.

Other achievements he mentioned include; pioneering several projects under Environmental Studies where the opened the Green Energy Centre which is called West African Green Initiative which he said will boost the conferences that will be coming up under the college of Environmental Studies across West Africa.

As for the attendant challenges faced by the institution, Dr. Ibe agreed that, “there is scarcely any school proprietor or owner of any establishment that will say there are no challenges being encountered but it depends on the level of preparedness of the individual. In his analogy, the challenges are also as numerous as their solutions are.

He however added that; “As soon as the issue of this pandemic came in and accompanied by the lockdown, we were lucky to had both taken and concluded our first semester examinations and entered into the second semester; so it was easy for us to cope because we had closed the school for first semester vacation and expecting the students to come back in March to commence full classes.

The chancellor gave the assurance that Gregory University has put innovations in place to boost the learning environment. Mr. Ibe then explained that as an entrepreneurial based university, all the productive activities are on in the institution.

“What we encourage is as a matter of fact, I the chancellor would undergo my entrepreneurship class and further go into the exercises until the student has obtained two additional skills before the student leaves the university, to get more practically oriented.

He also told Nigerian Pilot that the school has over 700 staff comprising academic and nonacademic, and about 1, 400, students, including; the Post-Graduates school, with about 10 colleges and about 58 to 60 courses including the D-Pharm, which is Pharmaceutical College, Medical Sciences, Allied Medical, that cover other sub-disciplines such as; Optometry, Radiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy, Physiology, Aatomy, which are all studied in the university and in the natural Sciences, we have; Microbiology, Human and in Applied Biology, Physics, Chemistry, we are also endowed.

“The general idea is to be more Science based than Arts and Humanities but that notwithstanding, we still run those courses to create opportunities for students to succeed in life by attending our university,” he noted.

“We launched the alternative medicine, so far as the pharmaceutical college is concerned and we deepened the knowledge of alternative medicine by producing three types of drugs that are currently on trial by NAFDAC to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gregory University Uturu Prepares For Mid Semester e-Testing Exercise

Sequel to the successes recorded by the ongoing online lectures of Gregory University Uturu, arrangements have been concluded for the conduct of a mid-semester e-testing exercise for students.

According to a release endorsed by the GUU director of SERVICOM and Quality Assurance, Dr. Elijah Efetobor, it is compulsory for all students to participate in the e-testing, since the exercise will be used to ascertain the level of comprehension of the subjects currently being taught, and subsequently form 20% of the statutory Continuous Assessment, which is a mandatory requirement for the evaluation of academic performance during the semester.

While stating that the examination and records unit is currently working on producing a seamless timetable for the testing scheme, Dr. Efetobor revealed that special electronic features have been embedded on the exercise by the ICT department to guarantee the integrity of the process. In his words, In line with the GUU policy of zero tolerance to examination fraud, our software engineers have devised combative water tight strategies and subsequently loaded the e-testing app with features that automatically foil and discourage such practice. He however assured that a trial version that will deploy the technique of sending demo questions to some selected students as a way of ensuring successful front end to back end transmission of data, has also been planned to proceed the actual exercise.

It will be recalled that Gregory University Uturu commenced the delivery of online lectures through the zoom digital platform at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the closure of educational institutions nationwide.

Gregory University student produces fuelless power generator

A 300-level student of Gregory University Uturu, Abia state, Prayer Nwojoyi has designed and produced a 3 KVA, dual-battery, generator prototype of a hybrid fuel-less electricity-generating machine.

Nwojoyi is a student of Electrical Electronics in the College of Engineering of the University.

According to a release signed by the PAR, Media & Public Relations of the University, Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo, the device does not require solar power or combustive material to generate electricity.

The prototype design was presented to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Augustine Uwakwe by the Dean, College of Engineering, Dr. Soccis Okoli.

Acknowledging the feat, Prof Uwakwe applauded the College of Engineering and restated that Gregory University Uturu remains committed to innovative problem solving, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also remarked that the institution has braced up to the challenges posed by the pandemic and subsequently tasked itself to proffer solutions.

Uwakwe further noted that the hybrid fuelless generator is another contribution of the College of Engineering towards combating the Coronavirus pandemic and cushioning its effect on the populace. According to him “the invention of a fuelless electricity generator will, therefore, ensure the provision of uninterrupted, cost-free power supply to the masses which will go a long way in mitigating some of the harsh consequences of the lockdown occasioned by the global pandemic”.

While presenting the new equipment to the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Soccis Okoli stated that the power generating machine is different from other generators available in the market, asserting that the department is ready to mass-produce and market the product. He noted that the generator is safe and cost-friendly as it requires zero-input or maintenance after installation.

“In addition, it is a zero-emission generator which makes it exco-friendly”, he further stated.

In his own speech, the brain behind the project, Prayer Nwojoyi highlighted a few features of the power generating device which include dual self-sustaining 12volts 6amp batteries which power the device alternately while also charging itself.

According to the young innovator, “the device has an automatic change-over that turns the device on and off, thereby allowing instant change-over once an alternative power source comes on or off. This eliminates idle-time and needs for human intervention to change-over”.

He noted that all the materials used in the design and construction were sourced locally.

Prayer Nwojoyi is a past winner of an NTA network programme for junior scientists, which is sponsored annually by Prof Gregory Ibe, in his capacity as Managing Director of Skill ‘G’ Nig. Ltd, a frontline education development company.

Photos: Gregory University Uturu projects ongoing

Gregory University Uturu, an institution invested in “Knowledge for Tomorrow” is poised to become an educational hub for generations to come.

The institution, in its bid to develop a world class university in sub-Saharan Africa, has continued putting up state of the art buildings, with modern study equipment.

Below are photos of more building projects that the university is currently undertaking:

College of Social and Management Sciences

Gregory University Amphitheatre
College of Pharmacy

College of Allied Health Sciences – Extension

Photos: Gregory University Uturu projects ongoing

Gregory University Uturu, an institution invested in “Knowledge for Tomorrow” is poised to become an educational hub for generations to come.

The institution, in its bid to develop a world class university in sub-Saharan Africa, has continued putting up state of the art buildings, with modern study equipment.

Below are photos of more building projects that the university is currently undertaking:

College of Social and Management Sciences

Gregory University Amphitheatre
College of Pharmacy

College of Allied Health Sciences – Extension

PHOTONEWS: Gregory University Uturu showcases ongoing construction projects

Gregory University Uturu, the widely acclaimed “fastest growing University in Africa” continues to make advances, expanding and recording more growth in the process.

This is evidenced by the emergence of new structures and facilities around the campus.

The University Management, ably led by its visionary and pragmatic Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Uwakwe recently undertook campus-wide facility tour to inspect and assess the status of ongoing projects within the main and campus and the permanent site of the university teaching hospital in Ezinnachi.

Gregory TV’s Cameraman Jude Okereke covered the tour for your delight.

COVID-19: Prof Greg Ibe is indeed Abia’s 1st son!

It’s in time of crisis, not election, that you know true givers. It’s in time to give in order to answer critical needs of the people, who are not in position to pay you back through votes, then you will know men who truly loves their people.

Such time presented itself as a result of COVID-19 spread that forced government to lockdown businesses and movements. As the Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu stepped out in style to show that, indeed, he’s truly Okpara Abia. Our first son who will not sit back and watch his parents and people go hungry.

First, as a way of complementing efforts of the Abia State governments at various levels to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, announced a comprehensive intervention package to assuage the current and anticipated harmful social, medical and financial effects of the global scourge, especially in Abia state, and across the nation in general.

In a personally signed statement, Prof Ibe particularly commended the strategies put in place and personally supervised by the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus, stating that with the combined effort of government and other critical stakeholders, the war against coronavirus would surely be defeated.

According to the statement, “It is therefore in the spirit of complementing the strategies currently being pursued by our state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, to mitigate the possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Abia, that I have directed the immediate implementation of the following measures;

“Donation of equipment and facilities for establishment of a functional COVID-19 Isolation Centre within Abia North as a way of complementing the other centres already earmarked by government. All the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus just needed to do is to provide a suitable facility for equipping with available medical facilities.

“The immediate supply of COVID-19 testing kits and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), for subsequent distribution to tertiary health institutions within the state and across the nation.

“The supply of 850 bags of rice for distribution to Abians through the Local Government Councils, at the ratio of 50 bags per LGA, as a way of mitigating the harsh realities of possible lockdown.

“The conduct of extensive research, jointly by the Gregory University Uturu Colleges of Pharmacy, Basic Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Natural and Applied Sciences, Departments of Biochemistry and Alternative Medicine, in order to discover and propose anti COVID-19 vaccines.

“The mass production of potent hand sanitizers by the Entrepreneurship Department of Gregory University Uturu, for subsequent distribution to Abians, especially those involved in the execution of essential services, including Health Workers, Security Personnel, National Union of Road Transport Workers, etc.

“The release and deployment of three (3) Gregory University Uturu Specialist Hospital medical ambulances to the state Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus to assist in shuttling suspected cases to designated places for medical attention.”