Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), Abia State has graduated 100 students christened ‘Global Leaders’ during its third convocation ceremony held at the institution’s main auditorium recently.
The 100 global leaders released at the institution’s 2018 convocation ceremony were those trained with modern state-of-art teaching aids in line with the university’s culture of ensuring high academic standards.
Out of the 100 graduands, four graduated in the First Class honour, 58 came out with Second Class Upper, 33 made Second Class Lower Division, while five came out with Pass and third divisions.
The ceremony also witnessed the conferment of honourary doctorate degrees on some prominent Nigerians who were selected for outstanding contributions to national development.
The awardees included the Senator representing Abia North senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, veteran highlife music maestro and leader of Oriental Brothers International Band, Chief Ferdinand Opara, alias Dan-Satch, Olympic Gold medalist, Assistant Police Commissioner, Chioma Ajunwa–Opara, President General of Peoples Club of Nigeria, Prof. Innocent Ekeh and the Managing Director of Urban Radio FM, Enugu, Mr. Chike Madueke.
Speaking during the convocation, Chancellor of GUU, Gregory Ibe charged the graduating students to demonstrate the skills and competencies they acquired while studying in the institution anywhere they find themselves.
He also urged the graduating students to always remain the best in whatever they do, saying that they have been thoroughly groomed and equipped with necessary skills and competencies,especially entrepreneurial skills to conquer the world and become the best.
He further said that the successful completion and release of the third batch of this year’s global leaders was happening at the time, the Federal Government through National Universities Commission (NUC) reconfirmed the official status of GUU by handing over the full operational licence of the university to the management.“
This good development gives credence and further added impetus to the management resolve to continue to provide an irresistible academic environment that will aid the production of highly skilled manpower in the country’ he said.
According to him, the management in pursuit of excellent results was not relenting on committing huge resources to massive infrastructural development in several locations of the of the institution, including the Temporary Teaching Hospital facilities in Umuahia, GUU liaison offices in Abuja and Lagos.
In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Augustine Uwakwe stated that the management is currently working to ensure the smooth take off of academic activities at the Temporary Teaching Hospital of the university in Umuahia.
“The Temporary Teaching Hospital in Umuahia is almost completed and awaiting commissioning in order to move our clinical student to the location soonest” he said.
The VC also announced the takeoff of the institution’s School of Post Graduate Studies following the approval of the NUC.
Chairman, Board of Trustee of the university, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, while congratulating parents and graduating students called on public spirited individuals to come to Gregory University Uturu and assist in endowing some projects.