By Glory Ugochukwu
Gregory University Uturu in keeping with vision of the school to create a global centre of academic excellence, management of the institution has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of Chinese organizations.
The Acting Registrar, Gregory University, Rev Sleek Ogwo said that ‘the collaborative agreement was signed between Gregory University Uturu and four organizations, namely, Nigeria- China Business Council, Nigeria- China Friendship Association, China Industrial and Commercial Enterprises, HUAXIN Arts and Troupe (HAAT), with the aim of fostering closer ties between the institution, the four organizations in particular, the government and people of China in general.’
He also said that ‘The MoU seeks to encourage annual academic and cultural exchanges among the participating groups and it is also envisaged that the agreement will help facilitate execution of shared common missions while boosting multilateral relationships among partners.”
The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe, reacting to the development, said that ‘the marriage between the institution and the Chinese consortium is the productive outcome of many diplomatic shuttles embarked upon by the university aimed at opening up new business, educational and cultural frontiers for the institution in the Asian world.’
He also said that ‘Gregory University Uturu has remained in the forefront of global education through her popular annual exchange programme with visits to notable institutions in the US and Canada and it is therefore believed that with this development, greater impetus will be conferred on the exchange programme as educational and cultural tourism to the People’s Republic of China will be incorporated in the exercise.’