GUU pioneers UN transformative advancement centre in Africa
Chancellor of the Gregory University Uturu (GUU) in Abia State, Prof. Gregory Ibe, has disclosed that the university inaugurated the United Nations Education Transmission Centre and the West African Green Energy Development Institute.
Ibe, who was represented by the Pro-Chancellor, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, at the university’s sixth convocation ceremony for 187 graduates, said by so doing, GUU will be participating in global discussions as it concerns green energy and environmental issues.
He added that the university, in partnership with Skill “G” Nigeria Limited, also set up an Innovation Hub in Abuja to boost technological advancements in Africa with support from the Israeli Embassy on scientific and technological products emanating from the centre.
Speaking, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Uwakwe, recalled that the GUU had launched the United Nations Centre for transformative advancement in Africa (CTADA), which became the first of its kind on the continent.
He said the 187 graduates comprised seven first-class, 85-second class upper and 87-second class lower degrees, adding that the first-class graduates would be given automatic employment and would be sponsored for their master’s degrees in the university.