October 26, 2021


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FCT gets first Ivy League college

The Aretean, Nigeria’s first Ivy League College, is set to open academic activities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with a Summer Camp on July 5.

The school runs a British/Nigeria academic curriculum and leadership courses “that expose students to a complete circle of training and development,” according to an official of the school.

The official noted that the college, with a world-class hostel facility, has qualified teaching and non-teaching staff, including renowned British and African scholars.

Addressing journalists in Abuja ahead of the official opening of the College, the Proprietress, Uloma Nwosu Rochas, said the idea of the school is to bring back culture to the educational system, “where it is not just about education but character and culture.”

She added: “The Aretean is set to breed a whole new generation of leaders by reinforcing the need for responsibility, character and intelligence.”

She disclosed that the school is affiliated with some renowned Colleges in the UK and will be carrying out exchange programmes which pupils of the school will benefit from.

Former Liberian President, Helen Johnson-Sirleaf, who visited the school, described it as an impactful initiative that will produce a complete African child that will provide leadership that will propel the continent to global reckoning.

The first African female President noted further that education is about the only tool that can liberate and lift up Africa.

She noted that the idea of impacting leadership skills in students at early years will ensure the emergence of great leaders that can compete with their contemporaries across the world.