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Chinese, Korean Govts Partner Ifeanyi Ubah To Establish Varsity

ONITSHA – Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries ltd., has reached an understanding with the Chinese and Korean governments for the establishment of a university in Nnewi, South East Nigeria, as part of efforts to ensure human capital expansion and development.

In the agreement reached on September 16, at Nnewi, Ubah said the partners would commit $20 million to the establishment of the institution, while the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium would be staked as collateral.

He said the institution to be called Ifeanyi Ubah University (IUU) and would develop, build, and incorporate m u l t i d i s c i p l i n a r y programmes in innovative fields that will train leaders, professionals, and scholars of competence, conscience, and compassion as agents of positive change to bring about a more just, fair and prosperous society. He added that the institution would be the first in Nigeria to have a faculty of sports as part of efforts to ensure overall human development.

“Apart from law, mass communication, engineering and a host of other major disciplines, IUU will also be graduating students in sports areas like sports science and health education, sports coaching and development, sports business management as well as exercise and fitness management”, he added.

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