The chancellor and founder of Gregory University Uturu, (GUU), Abia State, Professor Gregory Ibe, has absolved students returnees from Ukraine in the university, pointing out that this is part of his contributions to enhance the quality and value of the education sector in the country.
The university don therefore urged the various Nigerian tertiary institutions to emulate the kind gestures as displayed by the school, to the Ukraine Retunee Students and offer them whatever assistance they could.
Those to benefit are Nigerian students whose education was precipitously halted indefinitely because of the extant Russia/Ukraine war.
In a release signed by the Director of Public Relations, Dr. O. A. Chukwu, the renowned educationist, amidst empathy implored other universities to tow this line that we are now championing.
The release read in detail: “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 Ibe, rising from a management meeting today, March 3, 2022, has by this release, 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 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.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.