Gregory University wins 2021 Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year

By Moyosore Salami

Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the year 2021, at the 2nd annual “African Medal of Honour Awards” Gregory University TIME AFRICA MAGAZINE, held at the Nigeria National Merit Awards House Abuja, Nigeria .

Gregory University was recognized for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach.

However, the University’s winning entry focused on its decisive response to give every student entrepreneurial skills before and upon graduation.

Prof. Gregory-Ibe

The awarding Time Africa Magazine, said “the brilliance on display Gregory University, from the length and breadth of the country, is a reminder of the role that universities must and will play in guiding the way through excellent education in Africa.

Receiving the Award, Prof  Gregory Ibe, said, “It is a great honour to receive the award for Outstanding Entrepreneurial University, this award is an important recognition of the dedication of our hard working staff in supporting entrepreneurial students.

He added that the award also highlights the role that the University has played in supporting the economy.

“We are incredibly proud to be able to support so many undergraduates and graduates to startup new business and SMEs in our Africa”.

The judges also praised the University “excellent inclusive approach to enterprise and entrepreneurship”, saying it had demonstrated a strategic approach with students at the heart”.

Meanwhile, Gregory University’s Entrepreneurship Centre is delivering practical entrepreneurship to students with its most successful year to date noting that the centre’s programmes have supported more than 5,000 students to become entrepreneurs; created 6000 jobs to the entrepreneur coaches.

By Moyosore Salami

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