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Wigwe University set to launch

Located in Isiokpo, Rivers State, the university will offer a wide range of programs across four colleges: Management and Social Sciences, Art, Science and Computing, and Engineering.

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Wigwe University set to launch

Story by Uchechi OGBUEHI-DANIEL, Lagos

Wigwe University, a private institution founded by the late Herbert Wigwe, former CEO of Access Bank is scheduled to commence operations in August 2024.

Located in Isiokpo, Rivers State, the university will offer a wide range of programs across four colleges: Management and Social Sciences, Art, Science and Computing, and Engineering.

In January 2024, Prof Miles Davis from the United States (US) was appointed as the university’s inaugural Vice-Chancellor, bringing his expertise in Human and Organisational Sciences from George Washington University.

The university’s Board of Trustees includes Prof Fabian Ajogwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Founding Partner of Kenna Partners, as well as Dr Ajoritsedere Awosika and Mrs Mosunmola Belo-Olusoga, among others.

According to the university’s website, all programs are designed to meet international standards, with collaborations with key global partners to provide world-class curricula, research opportunities, and international exchanges.

Wigwe University aimed to revolutionize higher education in Africa, with a strong focus on research, community engagement, and academic excellence.

The Institution’s faculty comprises both local and international experts, ensuring a well-rounded education that fosters creativity, purpose, and leadership skills. Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including e-learning platforms, laboratory supplies, and health insurance.

Also, the university offers competitive pricing, with the College of Arts being the most affordable at N9,600,000, while programs in Engineering, Management and Social Sciences, and Science and Computing cost N11,998,800 each.

The above fees cover comprehensive expenses, including tuition, books, and project resources. The Late Founder envisioned empowering young minds to transform the world.

In his message on the university’s website, Wigwe said “I may not change the world overnight, but if I can empower one youth today, tomorrow, they could join me in empowering others. With time, we could change the world.”

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