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Gregory University Exchange Programme 2015


Management has announced the expulsion of a second year scholar of the Department of International Relations Moses Praise for gross
misconduct. According to a press release endorsed by the Registrar Dr Austin Orisakwe,the scholar had earlier been rusticated for one
semester for stealing on campus.

The release adds that contrary to expectations of the University management, Moses Praise returned from his expulsion and continued with various acts of deviant behavior culminating in his failed attempt to smuggle into the hostel a washing machine suspected to be stolen and his complicity in the unlawfully exit of a female scholar from campus.

Citing violation of relevant sections of the Scholars Handbook that deal with acceptable code of conduct on campus,the release concludes by ordering the immediate dismissal of Moses Praise from the University.


In a swift response to feedback from guardians,the Management of GUU has announced the enlargement of the institution’s linkage programme with selected universities in the US.According to a press statement from the Registrar Dr Austin Orisakwe,this became necessary to ensure the accommodation of every desiring scholar that wants to participate in the programme.

While reiterating the school management’s initial plan of using the linkage exercise to expose 200 level scholars only to the distinguishing peculiarities of studying abroad,Dr Orisakwe stated that the programme has now been redesigned to  accommodate all categories of scholars.

He revealed that arrangements are currently being concluded with such GUU partner  universities as Morehouse College Atlanta and Tuskegee University Alabama both in the United States of America for a smooth take-off of the programme in the summer of 2015.Furthermore,he explained that the exercise couldn’t commence this year as earlier planned due to poor response from scholars.He therefore requested guardians of desiring scholars to commence early registration for their wards.

GUU Newsletter correspondent reports that news of the expansion of the exchange programme was met with cheers and commendation from the scholars who expressed happiness at the opportunity of benefiting from the exercise.They however enjoined GUU management to consider the prospect of extending the coverage of the exchange programme to include schools in Europe and Canada.


The management of Gregory University Uturu has announced the appointment of a former Head of Service of the federation Engr Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University.

Speaking during a special senate meeting convened to welcome the new Pro-Chancellor,the Acting Vice Chancellor of GUU Prof Vincent Imo praised the choice of Engr Okeke for the crucial job stressing that “her landmark academic achievements and rare career attainments distinguish her as an iconic amazon of international repute”

Responding Engr Okeke appreciated the Chancellor and other members of the University management for the appointment,pledging to deploy her vast contacts and wealth of experience to the task of furthering the goals of the institution. Earlier the new Pro-Chancellor had undertaken a guided tour of structures and facilities at the


The Management of Gregory University Uturu has released a comprehensive calendar of events for the 2014/2015 academic session.

According to a press release by the Registrar Dr Austin Orisakwe,the Harmattan Semester will begin on Saturday 20th September with the return of fresh  and old scholars.

The statement further adds that the scholars are expected to undertake registration and fee clearance exercise on their return while a special orientation programme has been drawn up for the freshmen.With lectures commencing after the reopening programmes,the school will embark on a short Christmas break on 19th December and return thereafter to complete the semester with lectures,revision and examination. The release therefore enjoined all GUU scholars to adhere strictly to the calendar.

Click to view GUU 2014/2015 academic calender


Nigeria’s regulatory body for admission into tertiary institutions JAMB has retained last year’s cut off mark of 180 for intake of students into universities in the 2014/2015 academic year.

Arising from her flagship annual stakeholders meeting held recently in Abuja and attended by Chief Executive Officers of higher institutions in Nigeria,JAMB also announced the adoption of 150 as cut off mark for students desirous of admission into Polytechnics,Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.

Briefing participants at the meeting the Registrar of JAMB Prof Ojerinde appraised the application of the computer based test format during the 2014 examination,revealing that other forms of screening will be dropped in the 2015 exercise.

Prof Ojerinde therefore commended management of higher institutions that provided
facilities for the conduct of the computer based tests in their schools.

He particularly paid glowing tribute to Gregory University Uturu for hosting over 3000 candidates during the exercise pledging to deploy more applicants to the centre in subsequent exercises.


The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu Dr Gregory Ibe has been conferred with the Distinguished Fellowship Award of Methodist
Theological Institute Umuahia.

Speaking during the presentation of the award, the Rector of Methodist Theological Institute Umuahia, The Very Reverend  I.K Tasie said the
honour is in recognition and appreciation of Dr Ibe’s  outstanding contribution to human capacity development and church growth, enjoining
the Chancellor not to relent in his untiring efforts in supporting theological education.


The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu Dr Gregory Ibe has advocated the application of sports as a veritable instrument of national
unity,cohesion and economic empowerment.

Speaking during a ceremony  marking the formal hand over of prizes to winners in the first GUU Super Four football league competition that
took place recently in the University sports complex,Dr Ibe went down memory lane to reveal his love and passion for soccer which underscored
his support for and sponsorship of the game at local,state and national levels.

According to him”our love for the round leather game dates back to the days when we singlehandedly sponsored Team ABSU to many editions of NUGA  games before we were inspired to build this sports complex as a forerunner to the establishment of GUU”.

Speaking further he said “since then this complex has played host to notable state and national teams,thus providing the much needed platform
for people from different tribes,races and religions to unite in the name of sports”.

He therefore commended the different teams that participated in the soccer tournament and enjoined the school management to facilitate the
commencement of similar competitions in such other games as basketball,volleyball,badminton, lawn tennis,athletics and table tennis.

Earlier in an address the acting Vice Chancellor of GUU Prof Vincent Imo congratulated the students for their high display of sportsmanship and
soccer artistry.He pledged the preparedness of the university management to support the teams to participate in state and national competitions.

Prizes were later presented to the participating teams and outstanding players by principal officers of the university while Dr Ibe handed over
the covered trophy to Uturu Lions FC who emerged over all champions.

It will be recalled that the management of Gregory University Uturu recently commenced the super four league football competition as a way
of encouraging the development of team spirit and good sportsmanship among  students.


The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu Dr Gregory Ibe has described the death of one time minister of information Professor Dora Akunyili as a great loss to the entire nation.

Reacting to the news of the demise of the legendary former Director-General of National Agency for Food Administration and Control
(NAFDAC) in India, Dr Ibe regretted the unfortunate passage of the renowned patriot at a time the nation needs her courage and astuteness

He recalled the commitment, forthrightness and courage that characterized  the late don’s tenure both as a minister and at NAFDAC, decrying her
inability to bring her wealth of experience to bear on her last assignment at the national conference, where she was a delegate, due to
ill health.

Dr Ibe further recalled Prof Akunyili’s patriotic determination to continue rendering service to the nation by actively participating  in
heated  debates on the floor of the national conference in spite of the deteriorating condition of her health.

According to Dr Ibe,”my schedule of duties as a consultant to the South East Delegation at the national conference brought me close to the late
amazon and I can testify that Dora was so passionate about Nigeria that she was prepared to make the supreme sacrifice”.

Praying for the peaceful repose of the late icon of rebranding and attitudinal reformation, Dr Ibe therefore enjoined her family in
particular and the nation at large to bear the loss with equanimity, being continually challenged by her many legacies while trusting that
she has entered her final rest.


Recently Gregory University Uturu broadened the scope of her educational collaboration with notable institutions by initiating bilateral linkages with Langston University Oklahoma, Kennesaw State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, all in the United States of America.

Being the fruit of an extensive tour of the US by top management of GUU, comprising the Chancellor Dr Gregory Ibe and the Vice Chancellor Prof Juliet Elu, the collaboration arrangement with these institutions come on the heels of similar mutually beneficial partnerships with Tuskegee University Alabama and Morehouse College Atlanta.

According to Gregory N Price who is acting Dean of School of Business at Langston University, “the agreement will facilitate research, educational and programme collaboration between LU and GUU, enabling both institutions to globalize their students and faculty”.

It is expected that the first stage of the collaboration will involve GUU business students taking courses during the summer semester in Langston University.
Speaking on the relevance of the GUU linkage programme with foreign universities, the Chancellor Dr Gregory Ibe said the institution aims to expose her students to other learning environments with the objective of making them all round global citizens. According to Dr Ibe “our intention is to give our scholars the opportunity of being coached by globally acclaimed professionals using the best teaching aids and equipment, as a compliment to what we have on campus”.

He commended the vice chancellor Prof Juliet Elu for initiating the  linkages in line with GUU policy and congratulated her on her recent elevation to the position of endowed professor.