History Of Godfrey Okoye University

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Godfrey Okoye University (GO University) was founded in 2009 by Professor Dr. Christian Anieke for the Catholic Diocese of Enugu. The university received its license to operate on November 3, 2009 from the National University Commission (NUC), of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria. It was the first university of a Catholic diocese in Africa.

In 2009, the school started enrolling 215 students and by the end of 2012 had accepted 1,200 students.

Godfrey Okoye University
Logo of Godfrey Okoye University
Motto ‘Unity of Knowledge’
Type private
Established 3 November 2009
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Christian Anieke
Students 3000+
Enugu, Nigeria

6°28′9.64″N 7°31′35.38″WCoordinates: 6°28′9.64″N 7°31′35.38″W

Website www.gouni.edu.ng

On December 1, 2013, the GOU kicked off a week-long program of activities to celebrate its first convening. 100 students were rewarded in the closing ceremony on December 7, 2013.

GOU is a member of the Commission of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC).

Faculties and courses

Faculty of Management and Social Sciences  Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences  Faculty of Education  Faculty of Arts  Faculty of Law 
Accounting Applied Biology Biology Education English and Literature Studies Law
Banking and Finance Biotechnology Chemistry Education History, International Studies And Diplomacy
Business Administration with Management/ Marketing/ Public Administration Microbiology Computer Science Education Music
Management Biochemistry Mathematics Education Philosophy
Marketing Chemistry Physics Education Religious Studies
Public Administration Industrial Chemistry Business Education
Economics Computer Science English/Literary Studies Education
International Relations Mathematics History, International Studies and Diplomacy Education
Political Science Statistics and Demography Economics Education
Mass Communication Geography and Environmental Management Political Science & Government Education
Psychology Geology and Mining Social Studies Education
Sociology Physics with Electronics/ Industrial Physics/ Geophysics/ Renewal Energy/ Physics with Electronics Education Management
Architecture Primary Education
Industrial Design

Faculties and courses postgraduate programmes

Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty of Education
PGD & M. Sc. Accounting M. Sc. Biotechnology M. Ed Curriculum Development
PGD & M. Sc. Banking and Finance M. Sc. Computer Science M. Ed. Language Education
PGD & M. Sc. Economics M. Sc. Microbiology M. Ed. Measurement Evaluation
PGD & M. Sc. International Relations M. Sc. Physics
PGD & M. Sc. Management
PGD & M. Sc. Political Science
PGD & M. Sc. Psychology
PGD & M. Sc. Public Administration

Partner universities and cooperations

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



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