Godfrey Okoye University: Our Scorecard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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

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

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

  11. The first university in Nigeria to establish a Liaison Office in Germany

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

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

  14. The first university in Nigeria to establish a Directorate of Ethics

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

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

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

  18. A university with one of the best law faculties in Nigeria

  19. 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

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

  21. 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

  22. The first university in Nigeria and West Africa to mount an international short course on biotechnology and biosafety (in July 2018)

  23. The first university in Nigeria to sign an MoU with African Biosafety Network of Expertise, ABNE/AU-NEPAD

  24. The first university to organize and host the National Biosafety Conference (NBC) (in November, 2015) to create an awareness of the importance of biosafety in Nigeria. Theme of the maiden conference: The Role of Biosafety in National Development

  25. The first private university in Nigeria to host an annual national conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria in August 2015

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)