Wigwe University Set to Open Its Doors in August 2024

Wigwe University, founded by the late CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, is set to commence operations in August 2024.

Wigwe University Set to Open Its Doors in August 2024

Wigwe University, the brainchild of the late Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, is gearing up to officially commence its operational activities in August 2024. Situated in Isiokpo, within the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, the university is poised to offer a wide array of programs across four major colleges, namely the College of Management and Social Sciences, the College of Arts, the College of Science and Computing, and the College of Engineering.

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In a notable move earlier this year, the private institution appointed Prof. Miles Davis, a distinguished scholar from the United States, as its pioneer Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Davis brings to the table a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Sciences from The George Washington University, USA, along with a wealth of academic and administrative experience.

Joining the university's Board of Trustees are eminent personalities such as 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.

A glance at Wigwe University's website reveals its commitment to delivering programs at an international standard, achieved through collaborations with key international partners. The institution's approach emphasizes world-leading curricula, joint research endeavors, and international exchanges and internship programs, promising a holistic and globally competitive educational experience for its students.

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Further examination of the university's fee structure indicates varying costs across its colleges. The College of Arts offers the most affordable program at a total fee of N9,600,000. Meanwhile, students enrolled in the College of Engineering, College of Management and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Computing will each incur a total fee of ₦11,998,800, covering essential components such as tuition, books, laboratory supplies, and health insurance, among others.

Despite the tragic loss of Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash earlier this year, his vision for empowering youth and fostering positive change continues through the establishment of Wigwe University. As articulated on the institution's website, Wigwe's enduring message underscores the importance of empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders, thereby catalyzing transformative impact on society.

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Come August 2024, Wigwe University is poised to embark on its journey of academic excellence, research innovation, and community engagement, shaping Africa's future as a leader in global education.