Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe has flagged off his Educational Intervention programme in Abia North with a demand on students to take their school work seriously since it is the best way to guarantee their future as the true leaders of tomorrow.
The flagging off exercise for Abia North senatorial zone which took place on Thursday 10 February 2022 at the premises of Collins Memorial College and Ohafia Central School, Elu- Ohafia had in attendance students and teacher of both schools.
Addressing the students during the flag-off ceremony, the Director-General, Abia Crusader and Professor Gregory Ibe Education Intervention Scheme Foundation, Hon. Emeka Okafor explained that the objective of the scheme is to take care of the educational needs of students of Abia state because they are the future leaders of the state.
He pointed out that Professor Gregory Ibe understands the importance of education in the development of the state, hence he established the Gregory University in Abia state to help Abia students, adding that the distribution of the free exercise books is to support and encourage students in learning.
He informed that over 600 Abia students are currently benefitting from his scholarship award in Gregory University, revealing that Professor Gregory Ibe has put in so much resources to support and encourage education across the three senatorial zones of Abia state, as Abia North was the final phase of the distribution of the exercise books.
He disclosed that professor Gregory Ibe started from zero level and by dint of hard work and determination achieved so much in life by the grace of God, adding that he is out to help other people who are determined in life.
”I want all of you to take time and read the brief story of professor Gregory Ibe at the cover of the exercise book and it will help you to understand that he succeeded through hard work.
“He had no sponsor when he was in school, so he sponsored himself and his siblings, and I encourage you to take your academic studies seriously.
“Professor Gregory Ibe is a consultant to 15 ECOWAS countries and the United Nations, helping them to develop their economy and that is what he is bringing on board to develop Abia state if he is elected as the Governor.
”I appeal to you to continue to pray for Professor Gregory Ibe to succeed in his quest to become governor of Abia State in order to fulfil his dreams for a better Abia.
”When Professor Ibe becomes the Abia state Governor in 2023, he would create more opportunities for businesses and education to thrive as well as use his rich International connections to develop Abia state in general,” he posits.