The prestigious Gregory University Uturu, has volunteered to absorb Nigeria students returning from Ukraine following the outbreak of war in the European country which has disrupted their academic programmes.
Director, Public Relations of the university, Dr. O. A Chukwu, who announced the offer in a press statement, urged other universities in the country to replicate the gesture to mitigate the academic plights of the returnees.
The statement, which was made available to Jungle-Journalist.Com by the Chancellor of the University, Professor Greg Ibe read in part: “Rising from the unfortunate situation in Eastern Europe on the war between Russia and Ukraine, a great of number of Nigeria students pursuing their academic programmes in the Federation of Ukraine have had their educational activities abruptly brought to a halt and suspended indefinitely.
“This sad situation may adversely impact these Nigerian students and cause untoward outcomes in their quest for academic excellence.
“The Chancellor and founder of
Gregory University Uturu, Professor Gregory I. Ibe has offered continuation of tertiary learning for these affected students of Nigerian heritage who are now gradually making their way back to our fatherland.
“The chancellor, Professor Gregory I. Ibe, strongly believes this is the right way to go in order to attenuate the plight currently being faced by these Nigerian students who through no fault of theirs are now being caught up in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
“It is pertinent to note that at forward-thinking Gregory University Uturu whose guiding principles are predicated on instilling acceptable social character, sublime learning,
ideation and imbuement of knowledge for tomorrow, solution to challenges are always being thought out and are at “semper paratus’ status for deployment just as this sad situation of Ukraine based Nigerian students have brought
“We also call on other universities to tow this line that we are now championing.
“Gregory University Uturu with ambient environment, current technology and equipment, brilliant faculty and modern pedagogy is poised to continue bringing to reality the phenomenon of bridging the town and gown in all facets of the Nigerian social experience.“