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The Authority Icon: GREGORY IKE IBE

The Authority Icon: GREGORY IKE IBE

For using the arena of education, entre­preneurship and philanthropy to leverage society; for evolving knowledge-based in­novative educational templates aiding in transformation of the country’s tertiary school system and for his countless level-headed interventions in society, Dr. Greg Ibe is The AUTHORITY Icon.
Up close, the vibrations of en­ergy warn you’re in the pres­ence of an active volcano. In a sense he is one - but for reasons that are positive and transformative. He is a legendary Nigerian visioner, busi­ness mogul and entrepreneur par ex­cellence. Also, he is a key moving spirit of educational transformation in the country, and a philanthropist of note. Meet Dr. Gregory Ike Ibe.
A native of Uturu, Abia State, he was born on December 10, 1963, in Kaduna, where his parents then lived and worked. He was not born with the proverbial silver spoon. Significantly, this circumstance became a power­ful spur to attain great heights by the young dreamer, today. His tough early life toughened him to complete his primary, secondary and tertiary edu­cation, alternating between work and education. That was perhaps nature’s of preparing him for his future role in Nigeria as the hope for the hopeless.
Chief Gregory Ibe’s alma maters in­clude: Boys High School, Ihube, Imo State; School of Accountancy and Management Studies, Aba; Enugu State University of Science and Tech­nology, Enugu; and California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA where he obtained his Master’s Degree in 2003 and Doctorate Degree in Management in 2006.
In the strategic education sector in the country, he is a great name. Currently, he constitutes the private sector spirit that is shaping science, technology, engineering and math­ematics (STEM) education in Nigeria through his involvement in supply of the state-of-the-art teaching/learning equipment with innovative pedagogy in the delivery of the subjects. His in­tervention is currently transforming the teaching of STEM in Nigeria, at all levels of education. He has implanted entrepreneurship as curricular inno­vation in education and particularly in Business, Engineering and Technical/Vocational Education.
He has gone further to establish his Private University called Gregory University, Uturu in Abia State, Nige­ria with a focus on applied research, entrepreneurship and a Work-Based University Education. His University has the mantra “Knowledge for To­morrow”.
Chief Gregory Ibe has also estab­lished Gregory Iyke Foundation as a humanitarian medium to reach out to the poor and the helpless in Nigeria. The Foundation is in affiliation with World Medical Relief Inc. and Global Medical Relief Inc. in the United States for execution of medical aid pro­grammes in Nigeria.
In the tradition of dreamers who changed the world before him, Chief Gregory Ibe is working intensively to continue externalizing the beautiful inner visions of his life to change the Nigeria and African story.

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