Wigwe University Set to Admit National, International Students

Wigwe University Set to Admit National, International Students

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

The management of the Wigwe University has expressed commitment to build a global collaboration that would open its doors to both national and international students who are eligible and comply with the regulations of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Following the federal government’s approval of the Transnational Education Guidelines, the university also indicated that it would pursue any international collaborations that would benefit its students and staff and adapt fittingly to Nigeria’s needs and contexts.

The Wigwe University establishes itself as a player on the global educational stage, a university fearlessly pioneering and charting a course for positive change in the Nigerian University System in particular and global education at large.

Speaking at an Education Fair organised by the institution in Port Harcourt, with the theme “Rewire: Rooted in Africa, Impacting the World”, the Chancellor of the University, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, applauded the Nigerian educational sector for training brilliant and strong minds, citing himself as a beneficiary.

He noted that Nigeria’s universities have, over time, declined due to inadequate attention paid to key aspects of their development.

Wigwe emphasised the need for courage and fearlessness in addressing Nigeria’s academic challenges as opposed to running away from them.

Addressing the prevalent brain drain in Nigeria, the Chancellor emphasised that Wigwe University’s had resolved to tackle challenges within the education system.

He added that leveraging state-of-the-art technology, innovation, and leapfrogging, the university would propel itself to the forefront of global education, offering an alternative that rivals international standards.

The Chancellor said the education fair echoes the university’s commitment to not only celebrate its African roots but also make a global impact.

“This is to the end that the prevalent ‘Japa’ movement might lose its allure as Wigwe University strives to become a beacon for those seeking world-class education on home soil.

“Breaking away from convention, Wigwe University ensured that the fair was not merely a platform for university promotion but a space for meaningful interaction.”

The fair also featured engaging question-and-answer sessions, providing attendees with the opportunity to delve deeper into the university’s vision, policies, and the broader landscape of higher education in Nigeria”, he added.

The fair featured the first public rendition of the university anthem, “We the Fearless,” by the multitalented Lighthill Choir, a welcome address from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Miles Davis, and a keynote address by Dr. Obari Gomba, winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023.

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