Gregory University Uturu Achieves Another Feat


Gregory University Uturu has achieved another feat of  being among the first eleven  universities given approval  by the Nigeria  University Commission, NUC, to run a six year programme in   Pharmacy, which leads to the award of Pharm D.

From the inception  of Gregory University Uturu  in   2012,  the institution  showed that they were prepared to change the narrative in the educational system of Nigeria.

The   institution which  started with twenty-six  programs  in three colleges of  Natural and  Applied Sciences, Social and Management Sciences and Humanities, now have ten colleges with over fifty programs within the space of eight years.

Gregory University Uturu was among eleven universities  recently given approval to offer Pharm D. In a letter signed by Director, Academic Planning, National Universities Commission,  NUC, Dr N. B. Saliu, which reads in part: “The philosophy behind the establishment of Pharm D programme in Nigeria universities is to provide students with a broad knowledge to further equip them with the ability to apply pharmaceutical knowledge  in health care delivery system; acquire professional skills to identify and resolve drug related problems and  to  impact to  the  students a  comprehensive knowledge of  Pathophysiology, Therapeutic, Pharmacokinetic and Toxicology among several other aims and objectives”.

Only eleven out of the one Hundred and Ninety Federal, State and  Private Universities got  the approval to run a six year course and award Pharm D in Nigeria, and Gregory University Uturu, is  the only private University among them.

The    Public  Relations  Officer of  the University,  Prince Obioma Oburuoga, stated that the Executive Secretary,  of National Universities Commission, NUC,  Professor Abubakar Rashed, had after assessing the level of progress in the institution,  described  it as the fastest growing private university in Nigeria.

The   NUC  Executive Secretary was quoted to have said, “Gregory University has achieved so  much in the area of infrastructure, human  capital  development and innovations. I  commend the Chancellor Professor Ibe,  for  his courage to embark on such gigantic project. What I  have  seen  here, considering  that you were licensed

Pharmacy block not quite long ago is amazing; indeed, this University is one of the fastest growing private  universities in the country today”. He stressed.

Mr Oburuoga continued “Gregory University Uturu, is the only private university in Nigeria that was among the already  established  universities that was given the approval.  This, therefore, confirmed that the award of  the Best Private University in

Nigeria given to it by a South African based organization was not a fluke.” “To buttress the fact that the University  is an all-rounder,  it bid and won the right to host the Nigeria Universities Theater   Art  Festival, NUTAF,  which lasted between  2nd and 8th of May, 2021, making it the first private University  in the country to host the event since its existence forty years ago.” he said

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