HISTORY OF IBI

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The International Bio-Research Institute is established to revive the essence of research in education and to facilitate the relationships among bio-promoting education, bio-research and bio-friendly productions, currently divorced by many academic and research institutions in diverse parts of the globe and especially, in Nigeria. Research is at the centre of all the activities of IBI while innovation is its cap. Constant methodological and didactic contents innovation have constituted the key with which IBI picks up the ever increasing gauntlets thrown by the society in its different ways of manifestation: education, religion, science, technology, arts, culture, and so forth.

Formation of researchers and students that will, in various professions, be able to fill the hiatus created by the disjuncture between education and production, research and innovation, and above all, between education/research and the promotion of the culture of life, is one of the primarily the objects of the IBI. This system of formation, holistic in nature, creates an enabling environment for the formation of a new breed of experts in different fields of human endeavour – scientists, techonologists, bio-juurists, policy makers, political leaders, industrialists, captains of trade, and so on – capable and equipped enough to steer the political and economic situation in Nigeria and in West Africa out of its perennial comatose, and thereby able to make remarkable contributions to international development.

The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary method of IBI makes it a unique citadel where research and studies in experimental sciences and human sciences embrace. Pure and applied researches coupled with studies in the fields of science (exoteric and esoteric), technology, biotechnology, agrobiology, medicine (allopathic, naturopathic and complementary), forensics, security and intelligence, African and International Geopolitics and Geolaw, and so forth, make IBI a home for all for advanced formation and transformation-in-reformation.

It is of note that all disciplines of research and learning in IBI are subject to salubrious bioethical review. This is done with a view to assuring that the products of IBI exercise their various professions everywhere and every time in full respect of the sanctity and sacrosanctity of the human life. The produce of IBI must also bio-friendly and bio-promoting.

Formation in IBI provides also chances for enhancing the multifarious and varying abilities of researchers and students and the development of competence in communication, networking and time management, which are essential for any fruitful career.

The International Bio-Research Institute is a tertiary research institute approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria. It operates also in partnership with many research and education institutions across the globe. In its various campuses, it houses many courses by various institutions within and outside Nigeria. In this type of relationship, IBI co-ordinates and manages the various programmes of those other Institutions, providing logistics and organizing all the services that are required for the fruitful running of such programmes.

HISTORY OF IBI

The IBI was born to respond to the contemporary need for a change in the perception and attitude of man towards the life and survival of the human race. As a tertiary institution, it recognizes the role of education in individual and community development and as a Research Institution; it aims to probing assiduously into the life and survival of mankind with an interdisciplinary approach.

Three major events sharpened and strengthened this need:
The call by the then Pope, now St. John Paul II to the first group of specialists in Bioethics in Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Africa (to which the Founded, Prof. Edmund Ugwu Agbo was a member) during the time of its formation in the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Vatican City and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart “Agostino Gemelli”, Rome to promote the “Culture of Life” and discourage the contrasting “Culture of Death” in the contemporary world.Þ
The highly felt invasion of science, technology and noxious ideology, especially in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering/molecular biology and the pervasion of their destructive consequences.Þ
The continued deterioration of the scourges of intra-personal warfare – hunger and sicknesses – and also intrapersonal, interpersonal and international warfare – especially digital terrorism and bioterrorism.Þ
The IBI as a response to the above call was founded to introduce or reintroduce all those programmes that bring all disciplines together to proffer joint solution to the problems plaguing that have been contemporary world.

The founder of IBI, Prof. Edmund Ugwu Agbo, was one of the Pioneer Master’s degree students of Bioethics to whom the (Pope) St John Paul II directed the above-cited injunction. His zeal to concretize the appeal of the Holy Father John Paul II, apply the dictates of Bioethics, and further deepen his love for mankind, met the approval and support of Professor Luigi Mescia, OBM.

Professor Luigi Mescia, an Italian and his foundation – THE FRATERNITY FOUNDATION – became the first pillar on which the infrastructure of the IBI was built. Barr. Josephine Onajite Agbo, Johnpaul Agbo, Barr. Kelvin Ifeanyi Ugwu Ebuka Ugwu, and Eze Njioga, were solidly behind the foundation of the IBI. Prof Okpara Okpara, Chief Albert Ogbodo, Barristers Leo Asogwa, Andrew Nwokocha, and Amaechi Nnamchi also played great roles in the consolidation of the foundation of the IBI.

These overseas collaborators -Prof. Camurati of the La Ludes University, Lugano Switzerland, Prof. Gianluigi Falchi (OBM) of the Lateran University, Vatican City and Dr Hippolitus Eze of the University of Leeds, UK represented veritable sources of encouragement to the consolidation of IBI.

The first programme in the IBI, foreign languages, started officially on the second day of August 2011 and since then, it has witnessed more than 1,150 students who came from different parts of West Africa. From October 2012, courses in the major areas of study in the IBI – Criminology, Security and Terrorism, Bioethics, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Agrobiology, African Studies, Theatre Arts/Film Production, Phyto-Medicine, Banking and Finance, Electric/Electronic Engineering, Computer Forensics, among others, commenced in earnest.

Researches in different areas – Medicine – Allopathic, Naturopathic and Complementary; Environmental Management, Digital/Computer Forensics, Molecular Biology, Bioethics, Government Policies, Economic situation, Standard of education and the spread of education outfits within given localities, and so forth commenced. The researches in some of the different fields are still on, some of them have been completed, while some new ones are on-going.

The IBI Free Medical Test and Therapy on diabetes and hypertension, which officially kicked off in the Enugu East Local Government Headquarters, Nkwo-Nike on the 18th day of August 2011 is still going on.

The IBI has recently established a Technology/Business Incubation Centre that serves not only for didactic and practical training but also to guide students and researchers into technology development and innovation as well as business start-up. It has also set up a School of Sports and Music and has introduced the study of and research in Robotics, Drone Technology and Drone Technology in IBI and in the IBI Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools. Researches amply demonstrate that these initiatives have been sure ways of “catching them young” and of channeling the youth towards gainful and sustainable entrepreneurship, identified as reliable catalyst to socio-economic development.