Godfrey Okoye University: Our Scorecard

*The first university in Nigeria and Africa owned by a single Catholic diocese, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu

*One of the first three universities to receive the NUC permanent licence after three years of probation with a provisional licence

*The best private university in the Southeast of Nigeria and one of the fastest growing private universities in the Southeast

*The private university in Nigeria with the best campus radio ( 2016)The biggest employer of labour in the private sector in Enugu State, Nigeria

*The first Nigerian university to make the General Studies programme ‘the Use of English’ a three-year programme

*The first university in Nigeria to introduce town-and-gown assembly

*The first university in Nigeria to start the STEP (Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion) for the entrepreneurial and financial empowerment of students

*The first Nigerian university to offer scholarships to students from each of the 19 Northern states to encourage national integration and development of all parts of Nigeria

*The first university in Nigeria to establish a well organised Scholarship Board with an annual budget of 150 million naira

*The first university in Nigeria to establish a DNA Learning Centre in collaboration with the Coldspring Habor Laboratory in New York, USA

*The first university in Nigeria to establish a Liaison Office in Germany

*The first university in Nigeria to attract a College of Practical Skills and Start-Up Projects for Youth Empowerment in Nigeria

*The first university in Nigeria with two natural lakes on campus with indescribable tourist attractions

*The first university in Nigeria to establish a Directorate of Ethics

*The first university in Nigeria to be recognised by the Austrian Government as a dependable development partner

*The first Nigerian university to introduce the April Project Month for all students to enhance their entrepreneurial and professional development

*The first Nigerian university to translate important terms in Biological Sciences into Igbo

*A university with one of the best law faculties in Nigeria

*The first Nigerian university to introduce mentorship programme for all students, whereby each student has a mentor who is a member of staff of the university

*The first Nigerian university to introduce a certificate programme in Nanny Education to provide well-trained nannies for Nigerian families

*The first Nigerian private university whose staff member has been appointed a Catholic Bishop in the person of Bishop Ernest Obodo, the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu

GO University Partner Universities and Institutions

  • Leopold-Franzens Universität, Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Medizinische Universität, Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Katholische Pädagogische Hochschule, Diözese Linz (Austria)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Linz (Austria)
  • Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz (Austria)
  • Birmingham City Universität (UK)
  • Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (Germany)
  • Universität für Angewandte Wissenschaften, TH Köln (Germany)
  • Gustav-Siewerth-Akademie (Germany)
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria)
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu ( Nigeria)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York (USA)
  • Bowie State University, Maryland (USA)
  • Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Köln (Germany)
  • All Hallows College, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie, Bonn (Germany)
  • University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa)
  • Umuchinemere Procredit Microfinance Bank Nigeria Limited (Nigeria)
  • CIDJAP – Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace, Enugu (Nigeria)
  • Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (Italy)
  • Globethics, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • IECE – Institute of Ecumenical Education, Enugu (Nigeria)
  • UNESCO (Paris)
  • Leuphana Universität (Germany)
  • BASF (Germany)
  • Rotary Club (Landshut, Germany)