ABOUT MICHEAL & CECILIA UNIVERSITY
The Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is the first educational project of the Michael and Cecilia Foundation. The proprietors of the Foundation are from families who have been committed to education for the poor as far back as in the 1950s. The first free private primary school known as “Sido Preparatory Day School” was established in the fifties by the late Magistrate Edward Sido, The Otota of Udu Kingdom. He later established the Sido College of Commerce in the early nineteen sixties which was later renamed United College of Commerce after joining forces with his friend and business partner, Chief Kagho. Late Chief Edward Sido the father of Dr. Cecilia Ibru; and Late Chief Ogegede Ogekpo, Dr. Cecilia Ibru‟s Grandfather, donated two parcels of land for the establishment of the first primary and first modern school in his village of Aladja in Udu local Government area. In the 1930s when the education of girls was frowned at, Chief Ogepko sent his only child, Victoria, to school. He urged and encouraged all his grandchildren to do well in school. He used to say in his native Urhobo language “akpo rutcha na, akpo re pene” meaning “the future is the world of the pen” therefore, anyone who is not educated will be lost.The mission of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is to empower its students and communities through functional education and services that will guarantee reduction of poverty for maximum impact on the development of Nigeria and other societies.The Michael and Cecilia Ibru University proposes to be a University that will reduce poverty by raising well rounded graduates who will be builders of any society in which they find themselves. The focus will be on an all round development of the individual member of the university community without discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity or religion. Students will receive quality education in line with international standards and will be ready to stand challenges of work, life and spirituality.
MICHEAL & CECILIA UNIVERSITY LOCATION
Ibru Village, Agbarha - Otor, Ughelli North, Delta State, Nigeria
Box Delta State