March 5, 2024

5 key insights to know about late Wigwe’s University


Wigwe University, established under the HOW Foundation, seeks to become Africa’s first Ivy League university. The NGO focused on three areas with the potential for exponential impact – education, youth empowerment, and healthcare. The foundation is dedicated to a mission to change Africa, one life, one community, and one future at a time.

Founded by visionary entrepreneur Herbert Wigwe, the university is keen on providing a world-class education that equips students with the knowledge and skills to be future-ready. 

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Wigwe University will officially commence operations in September 2024, offering a diverse range of academic programs and opportunities for students to excel. 

As anticipation builds for its opening, here are five essential insights to know about the university:

Location and Campus

Located in Isiokpo, Rivers State, Nigeria, Wigwe University promises to be a school of distinction, committed to challenging the status quo in business, politics, technology, science and art.

The university’s campus spans acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, providing an inspiring environment for academic pursuits and personal growth.

The university was built as part of the Foundation’s five-year strategic plans and goals for providing quality education and reshaping the educational landscape on the African continent.

Commissioning and Inauguration

Preparations are already underway for the commissioning and inauguration of Wigwe University. 

Scheduled to take place in the upcoming academic year, details of the grand opening ceremony have not been made public, but it promises to bring together stakeholders within the educational sector in Nigeria to witness the birth of a new era in higher education.

Academic Offerings and Programs

Wigwe University will officially commence operations in September 2024, opening its doors to passionate students seeking a world-class education.


The university will offer a diverse range of programs across four (4) major colleges, including the College of Management and Social Sciences, the College of Art, the College of Science and Computing, and the College of Engineering, with a distinct curriculum ensuring that students can explore their passions and potential in an intellectually stimulating environment.

From business and technology to the arts and humanities, Wigwe University provides a comprehensive array of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, empowering learners to pursue their passions and realize their potential.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Resources

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and resources, Wigwe University sets the stage for immersive learning experiences and groundbreaking research endeavors. 

From modern lecture halls and laboratories to cutting-edge libraries and recreational facilities, every aspect of the campus is designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and academic excellence.

Commitment to Excellence and Innovation

Wigwe University is guided by a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation.

The institution is poised to redefine the landscape of higher education through forward-thinking curricula, transformative research initiatives, and a steadfast dedication to the holistic development of students.

Administered by a team of experienced professionals led by the Programme Director and Chief Operating Officer, Yvonne Victor-Olomu, the HOW Foundation is guided by its vision, mission and core values, giving the utmost to the causes it cares for and impacting the world.

The Founder’s Vision

According to the founder, one of the key drivers of the creation of Wigwe University is moulding innovative leaders that will effect positive change in our society. 

Herbert added that the goal is to create an efficient ecosystem that produces fearless leaders who are passionate about preserving our cultural values. 

His mission through the university is to change the course of Africa’s future through a globally relevant and locally impactful curriculum taught through novel methods by an expert faculty to rival the world’s most prestigious universities.

“The Wigwe University project is special because it is an opportunity for me to give back to society by providing world-class quality education that will foster the development of Nigeria and Africa. 

“The project’s major focus is nurturing and building responsible and thoughtful leaders who have the capacity to ignite the potential of the continent and take its rightful place as far as the global stage is concerned. 

“We want to build people who will alter where Nigeria and Africa are going and make sure that we remain a very competitive place.” Herbert stated.

Wigwe University represents a beacon of hope and opportunity, offering a transformative educational experience that transcends boundaries and empowers individuals to shape a brighter future. 

As the countdown to its commissioning continues, the anticipation grows for the dawn of a new era in higher education. Stay tuned for updates and announcements as the university prepares to launch.

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