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About Us UNICAF has partnered with the University of South Wales to offer a variety of courses. The University of South Wales is one of the largest in the UK, offering more opportunities and better prospects for students. The University leads the agenda across a number of industries with Faculties including: Business and Society Computing, Engineering and Science Creative Industries Life Sciences and Education UNICAF is part of an… [+] educational organisation (EDEX) which has campuses and learning centres at international locations including Cyprus, Greece, Romania, China and Africa. UNICAF works in partnership with a number of well renowned partners such as the University of South Wales in the delivery of transnational education. The partnership between the University of South Wales and UNICAF brings together the resources and capabilities of both organisations to offer innovative learning solutions and programmes which are delivered fully online to the needs of a wide range of professionals. UNICAF is one of the most generous scholarship programmes available. The programme supports students that are domiciled in Africa and provides opportunities for studies towards the online programmes offered in partnership with the University of South Wales at a much lower cost. The primary objective of the UNICAF Scholarships Programme is to make education affordable for students from Africa and to provide opportunities to African students to pursue advanced academic studies and to earn internationally recognized qualifications. Programmes offered have a strong professional and vocational focus delivered with an international perspective to ensure that students are prepared for work in the global marketplace and receive a return on their education investment. UNICAF, as the University of South Wales on-line delivery partner, makes the University’s programmes available online or through Supported Open Learning, providing a state of the art e-learning environment and personal student and academic teaching and support. The partners have extensive experience in the provision of quality, innovative teaching and learning and the provision of continuing professional development which is a vital element in a European strategy to provide a quality HE experience in a climate of austerity and severe budgetary pressures. The University of South Wales is responsible for the academic quality of the programmes and it awards the degrees.
Westford University College Westford won 'Customer Delight award' from MENAA Awards for the second year in a row in 2015 & 2016 Westford University College (WSoM) is an educational institution established in UAE and have robust presence in UK, Middle East, India and South Africa with an aim to provide highly reputed and advanced UK and European based qualifications and management training to the aspiring communities living in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our … [+] qualifications are authenticated and accredited by the renowned accredited academic awarding bodies, colleges and universities from the UK. We offer internationally recognized undergraduate and post graduate programs that will enable our students to outshine and excel in their preferred arenas and augment their pursuit for excellence in their chosen career or higher education. Westford University College draws upon the best global practices in online learning and pedagogy; the result is an interactive, dynamic brand of graduate education ably suited for regular students and working professionals. Westford University College optimally utilizes sophisticated technology and the power of Internet to give you an invaluable learning as well as global networking experience. Vision Statement Westford University College envisages being among the best choice for the management career aspirants by providing the most updated, relevant and high quality education blended with skills development to the aspiring students seeking opportunities in global organizations and thus bridging the gap between education and employment. Mission Statement Westford University College aims to mould and transform the aspiring generation of people having diversified backgrounds to effective leaders and managers of tomorrow with a sense of social, corporate and ethical responsibilities by providing superior management education and training , thus to equip them to become capable of handling challenging tasks.
The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced… [+] its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and round the university/town. The student population has grown steadily from 111 in the 1999/2000 session to 5036 in 2012/2013, while the staff strength has increased from 55 in 1999/2000 to 565 made of 290 Teaching staff (50 of who are Professors) 153 Senior Non-Teaching staff and 213 Junior and Intermediate staff over the same period. Academic programmes in Medicine, Law, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Natural and Applied Sciences and Engineering which are mature, are re-accredited, from time to time by Nigerian Universities Commission and the relevant Professional bodies. The Oba Erediauwa College of Law turned out its first crop of graduates in 2004. The eleventh batch graduating today is already at the Law School. At this convocation, the University is graduating its eighth set of Medical Doctors, and has continued to maintain the distinction of being the first ever Private University in Africa, South of the Sahara to produce Medical Doctors. The University is also graduating her eighth crop of talented and well groomed Engineers from Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar College of Engineering. Vision To be a leading centre of academic excellence through pro-active and responsive entrepreneurship, research in line with the dynamics of national and global development and knowledge production in response to contextualized national and global needs. Objectives The objectives of the University are: To train qualified personnel imbued with the spirit of service and development. To offer wide opportunities for higher education to all persons who can benefit from it, without distinction of race, religion, sex or political conviction/persuasion. To train scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers, economists, lawyers, including specialist in the field of humanities and to conduct research in science and technology. To carry out research on problems relating to the development of the national economy scheme and technology and culture as well as to advance knowledge. To train teachers and academic research staff for the University and other higher educational institutions. To promote scientific knowledge and disseminate its results for socio-economic benefits. To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard. Mission To be among the best and most successful universities in the country. To provide overall service and good value for money in the University education sector. To excel in anticipating, responding quickly and competitively to student’s needs and staff development. To maintain a growth that responds to overall global expansion and challenges in teaching and research. To produce through our quality programmes, University graduates whose certificates open all doors to upward economic and social mobility. To expand our research activities globally by creating linkages and collaboration networks amongst leading universities and research institutions world-wide. To regularly seek to maintain the acquisition of knowledge and excellence. To operate competency driven scheme, which allows staff to acquire new skills, knowledge base and remain competitive in their areas of specialization. To regularly survey the environment in order to identify areas of need with a view to contributing to the community and registering significant presence nationally and world-wide.
The University of Ilorin is located in the ancient city of Ilorin, about 500 kilometres from Abuja, the Federal capital. Ilorin, the Capital of Kwara State, is strategically located at the geographical and cultural confluence of the North and South. Founded in 1975 Mission To provide world-class environment for learning, research and community service.
Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Vision To become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service,… [+] geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant. Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. University Colors The University Official Colours are Green and Gold. The Green Colour represents agriculture, productivity, fertility, growth and steady progress while the Gold Colour represents the rich cultural heritage of the people and abundance of natural resources. In the Logo, the spear head “Atoshi” is the traditional weapon of the Jukun people (host community of the University) and its relationship with the open Book also in the Logo symbolizes that knowledge derived from the university will play a crucial role in the management /resolution of crises, and in the fight against ignorance, poverty and disease. Our History Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Located at Wukari an ancient city that was for a while the headquarters of the historically famous Kwararafa Confederacy, the University officially changed its name from Wukari Jubilee to Kwararafa in Febuary 2012 to reflect the cultural and historical roots of the confederacy which at the zenith of its powers extended to modern Niger, Plateau, Kogi, Nasarawa and Benue states and FCT in the north central geo-political zone, Edo and Cross River in the South-south zone, Kogi Kaduna, Kano and Katsina states in the north west zone and Bauchi, Gombe, and Adamawa States in the north east zone. Kwararafa University enjoys cordial relations with its host community and attracts students from Taraba and 22 other states of the Federation. Research Focus/Linkages The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education Heritage Studies and Eco-Tourism The research focus is derived from the unique location of the University in the Benue valley with abundance of flora and fauna as well as the rich social cultural traditions of the people of the area that could be of academic interest to researchers. Our community project is Mathematics Education. We strongly believe that if we engage with our wider community and deploy modern techniques for teaching mathematics we will be filling a gap in mathematics education in particular and science education in general. Academic Support Services University Library The University Library is stocked with well-selected relevant books, journals, magazines and newspapers. Many of the books are the latest in the various courses taught at the University. The University’s virtual library has 50 desktop systems with 20-inch monitors all networked and connected to the Internet. The e-Library has over 2 million e-books on its server. Computer Laboratory In its resolve to match theory with practice, Kwararafa University has two well–equipped computer laboratories for use by students in the Computer Science Department of the University. The main computer laboratory has 25 systems networked to a server. It also has an overhead projector and a digital white board. The second laboratory is basically for hardware training. GIS & Econometrics Laboraties The University has equipped two laboratories for Geographic Information Systems and Econometrics. Both Laboratories are equipped with desktop and laptop computers, multimedia facilities and customized software to enable staff and students undertake basic and advanced GIS and Statistical research. Clinic The University is mindful of the health needs of its students and staff and for this purpose. The University provides medical insurance for all its students. This enables them to be attended to when sick at major hospitals in Wukari and in their places of abode during holidays. Sports The University is actively involved in sports and has played several matches with neighboring tertiary institutions. It also participated in the last private University games held at JABU. The University Sports Coordinator oversees the affairs of this unit.
Our Vision To be a leading World-class Christian Mission University committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of Human endeavor. Covenant University is a part of the Liberation Commission that God gave to the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo, (Ph.D.) some years ago. The appropriate forms of intent to establish a private university was submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in March 2000 and by July… [+] 15th 2001, the verification team of the National Universities Commission came for the inspection of facilities and programmes. On 12th February 2002, the Federal Government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria. University is a growing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. We are driven by the compelling vision of raising a new generation of Leaders for the African Continent on the platform of a Holistic, Human Development and integrated learning curriculum, in order to raise Total Men who will go out to develop their world. Our Core-Values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice are what defines our commitment to excellence. Our experiences over the last few years strongly indicate the great potential we have as a University in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Our aim is to build a world-class university that will be a pride of Africa as well as take its place among the Ivy league Universities on the global platform. Our mandate as a University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa. Ours is indeed a rescue mission in education, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values. The integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, provides a powerful synergy for empowerment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via a platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery. Our Mission To create knowledge and restore the dignity of the black man via a Human Development and Total Man Concept driven curriculum employing innovative, leading edge, teaching and learning methods, research and professional services that promote integrated, life-applicable, life-transforming education relevant to the context of Science, Technology and Human Capacity Building. Our Core Values Our leadership thrust is built on covenant values which we refer to as our core values. 1. Spirituality This refers to instilling the fear of God into the life of men and women in the university particularly our core product; the students. It is an understanding that no one can have genuine feeling for men without the fear of God. This is why the fear of God is a fundamental requirement for effective leadership. Most of the greatest leaders of all time in bible history were men who lived by the fear of God. Joseph said "but I fear God", Job the greatest business leader of his time was reported to be "a man that feareth God and escheweth evil", Daniel, the great, we were told will not defy himself. We believe the fear of God is fundamental to a successful career in leadership and since our vision and mission is to raise a new generation of leaders, which is considered the greatest need of this generation, particularly in our part of the world. The fear of God remains the non-negotiable factor in the pursuit of our mandate. God delivered the criteria for leadership to Moses through Jethro his father-in-law as recorded in Exo. 18:21-24. The criteria as listed in above scripture among others are as follows: Able men, which talked about capacity, that is men equip to deliver. Such as fear God, men of truth. This means that capacity is not enough, therefore the fear of God is what makes capacity to deliver. There is no doubt there are too many able men in this country, why are we still a victim of poor leadership as a people - it is the lack of the fear of God. 2. Possibility Mentality We at Covenant University believe that the mental picture of a man is what defines his actual future. Our mission is to stimulate the dream of royalty and dream of dignity into our students so that they can begin to develop a royal attitude, cultivate royal habits and form royal character so as to fulfill the Covenant University dream of raising a new generation of leaders. James Allen once said "a man is literarily what he thinks". It was Manley Snergy that said, "sow a thought, reap an act, sow an act reap a habit, sow a habit reap a character and sow a character reap a destiny". This fully validate the scripture that says, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7). 3) Capacity Building Capacity Building here centres around skill development and we believe that lack of skill can kill any dream. While spirituality and mentality positions man for leadership, it is capacity that enables him to deliver. Capacity Building in this context can be defined as possessing the ability to deliver a given task. This is why Covenant University will remain committed to academic excellence and continue to drive our students through the crucible of personal development in pursuit of their individual dreams. It is skill that turns trash into treasure. Our mission is to inculcate an untiring quest for capacity building, enhancement of professional capabilities and personal development into our students. We saw in scriptures how a team of nonentities as reported in 1 Sam. 22:3 turned out to become mighty men of valour by 2 Sam. 23:8 through the "magic" of skill development and capacity building. 4. Integrity Lack of accountability in our view is the bane of leadership in our nation. When truth is off the street, destinies are trampled under feet. There is need to recapture the virtue of integrity in our society today. Someone has said, "people hear what you say, but they will only end up doing what you do". Leadership by example therefore is the greatest need of our time. Until you can boldly say "follow me" you are not qualify to lead. This takes hard work, not of flesh and blood, not of strength and vigour, but of heart and conscience. It is working on oneself to be worthy of one vocation. 5. Responsibility It was Malcom Forbes that said "a man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who usually likes exercising authority usually loses it. We are committed to inculcating a sense of responsibility to our students. We expect them to respond to issues as demanded not as convenient. We believe in the place of discipline for effective leadership. It was George Washington that said "Discipline is the soul of an army, it makes more number formidable, it procure success to the weak and esteem to all". Here at Covenant University, our students are not permitted to do what they like but they are compel to do what is right at all times. 6. Diligence Nothing enhances worth like work. Every high flyer is known to be a hard worker. You cannot eat your cake and have it. You cannot make omelet without breaking eggs. Every leader is a worker and every committed worker is a potential leader. Here at Covenant University, we believe in the dignity of labour. We extol the servant-leadership philosophy. We believe that commitment is the greatest qualifier for attainment. We believe that no one is committed to lead without taking the lead. And we believe that taking the lead demands that one goes the extra mile. This is why hard work is one of our celebrated core values. We expect all our students to be hard workers, tireless workers and creative workers. Sees thou a man that is diligent in his business he shall stand before kings he shall not stand before mean men (Prov. 22:29). Where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of your diligence today. Nothing works like hard work. 7. Sacrifice Every great leader of all time has a story rooted in sacrifice. Sacrifice is the ultimate price for outstanding leadership. It is quality sacrifice that defines great leadership. No one can get out of life more than what he is willing to put into it. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price at the cross, gave his life a ramson. Today, about 2/3 of the world population still subscribe to his leadership, 2,000 years after he departed the planet earth. You cannot lead a course indeed for which you are not willing to give all you've got. Sacrifice in our view is going the extra mile, paying the extra price and giving it all it takes within and even beyond your powers to deliver the goods. Our students are being trained to raise altar of sacrifice in the pursuit of their dreams and vision. You cannot impact the world without paying a global price. It is sacrifice that makes stars. Every star carries a scar of sacrifice (Luke 12:49-50).
Bowen University, Iwo Osun State, Nigerian, the premier Baptist University in Africa, was established on 17th July 2001 upon approval by the federal Government of Nigeria, to provide a well rounded University education to Nigerians who are willing to profit from it. The University is under the proprietorship of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It is named after the late Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen, the American missionary, who pioneered Baptist mission work in Nigerian… [+] in 1850. The legal status of Bowen University is post-secondary institution and private – not –for- profit organization. Being one of the pioneers private Universities in Nigeria, Bowen University started with an initial student population of 506 in three faculties – Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science and Sciences Education and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. This was a great feat made possible as a result of the accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) led to getting approval for her programmes. The University celebrated a significant landmark commemorating the effort in November, 2012, when several of its products were gathered to give testimonies about the effort of the University to promote excellence teaching, learning and research. Though a relatively young University, Bowen University has been waxing stronger in research and recording outstanding performance. The University has been encouraging staff and students to aim at excellence in research, academic and related activities. Bowen University is totally committed to the age long principles held by the Baptists. These are clearly spelt out in the University’s vision, mission and philosophy. HISTORICAL LANDMARKS OF THE UNIVERSITY The historical landmarks of the University include the following: - Accreditation of Courses by NUC and Different Professional Bodies at different times and stages. - 2009: Commencement of programmes in Physiology, Anatomy and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). - 2010: Introduction of postgraduate Studies - 2012: Commencement of Law Programme - 2012: 10th Anniversary Celebration - 2015 Commencement of pragrammes in nursing Science and Physiotherapy. So far, Bowen University is the first and only private university running physiotherapy programme in Nigeria. - 2016: full accreditation of medicine programme by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), thus leading to the induction and graduation of its first set of Medical students in November, 2016. In term of higher education provision in Nigeria, Bowen University remains one of the best. Established as a private institution at a when the standard of education in Nigeria was almost at its lowest level, Bowen University among other institutions of its class, has successfully introduced many initiative that were considered impossible initially. In November 2012, the University celebrated some of its achievements at its 10th anniversary which was a clear evidence of the intentions of the institution to evolve a world-class University. This is borne out of the core values of integrity, academic excellence, intellectual engagement, professionalism accountability, character formation and Goodliness. Bowen University has always remained in the fore-front of academic exchange through its linkage activities. At present, the University maintains working partnership/linkage agreements with Rothamsted Experimental station, Harpenden, UK; Liverpool-Hope University, UK; University of York, UK; Alabama A & M University; Mary Hardinsimmons University, Taxas, USA; Baylor University, Taxas, USA; Southern Hemisphere GIS Training School, USA; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria; IITA and the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Nigeria. Towards personal and professional development, the University organizes various international and national conferences, seminars and workshops for its staff and students. Members of Staff, under the University Staff Development Programme are sponsored to attend conferences both within and outside the country. They are also granted study leave, as required. In its existence of a decade and a half, the University has been headed by three Vice-chancellors: Professor Joseph Taiwo Okedara who was the pioneer Vice-Chancellor from 2001-July 2003; Professor Timothy Oyebode Olagbemiro from August 2003- July 2013; and Professor Matthews A. Ojo who has been at the helm of affairs from 1st August, 2013 till date. It is, indeed, noteworthy that in the last three years the University has witnessed tremendous achievements in the areas of physical and academic development. The achievements include the following: construction of lecture rooms and staff offices, construction of principal Officers quarters, construction and asphalting of campus road network, building of halls of residence for students and establishment of more academic programmes. The University promises to continue to wax stronger and be a University of choice for students, parents and staff members.
Brief History The Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) was originally founded as ASUTECH on July 30, 1980. The University was conceived with the aim to establish an institution that must be closely related to society, its industry and above all, serve as a catalyst in the technological advancement of the people, hence the University’s motto remains, "Technology for Service". OUR VISION To be in the 21st century graduate school environment and to b… [+] ecome a leading graduate institution in Science, Management and Technology. OUR MISSION To anticipate and respond to the highest educational needs of our students, apply appropriate technology-driven management, teaching and research, using highly motivated staff and students of all races, creed and sex, to create highest levels of excellence in graduate studies, in partnership with industrial and educational frontiers within and outside the country. In furtherance of these vision and mission, the School of Post Graduate Studies (SPGS) has continued till today to be the bedrock of research and staff development in the University since inception in 1982. Through regular maintenance of effective academic oversight and quality assurance, SPGS aims at providing systematic academic and research programmes geared towards the high level needs of the country and beyond. We see it as our responsibility to provide support infrastructures to help our students complete their programmes on time, guarantee high quality review, administration and supervision of students projects and theses, as well as structure the programmes to be 21st century needs compliant. Core Values At Enugu State University of Science and Technology, the management, faculty, staff and students are committed to be guided by the following core values: Emphasis on integrity, honesty and high moral values in education. Building and maintaining and international community of student and scholars. Operating and academic institution based on the most efficient allocation of resources driven by need and cost effectiveness. Building and operating academic programmes that are centers of excellence in their field. Operating and academic community that is peace with its host community. Sustaining academic freedom and tolerance of diverse views of all sundry. Rewarding academic excellence and hard work. Establishing Linkages with the industry and the community.
LBS is a community of people committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity and relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world-class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management. In order to achieve this mission the School seeks to: Provide high potential professionals with a general management education w… [+] hich stresses professional ethics and service to the community through the practice of management. Have a positive impact on the professional and ethical standards of business management in Nigeria Make intellectual contributions which: a) support the practice of management; b) contribute to the advancement of the management disciplines; and c) create high quality teaching materials. Our campus Lagos Business School is located along the Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos, in an environment that combines serenity and aesthetics to provide a conducive venue for learning and professional activities. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, uninterrupted power supply, ample parking space, modern catering facilities and professional security, a learning environment has been created which stands out among similar institutions in Africa and is essential to the School's aim of delivering management education of world-class standard.
History and Philosophy 1960 After the establishment of Church of God Mission in the 1960s, Archbishop Benson Idahosa received specific directions from God to venture into the area of education, starting from Nursery education to the University level. 1981 By 1981, the Vision of Christian Faith University (CFU), which was later renamed Benson Idahosa University, had matured in the mind of the Archbishop. But the actualisation of the vision had to be suspended… [+] to provide room for the establishment of the highly reputable WORD OF FAITH GROUP OF SCHOOLS (Nursery, primary and secondary) in the 1980s 1992 In 1992, Archbishop Benson Idahosa applied to the Honourable Minister of Education for a licence to establish and operate a private University. Following this development, en expert team of Academics and Professionals was set up to prepare a feasibility report, an Academic Brief and develop a Master Plan for the proposed University. Operating as the institute of continuous learning (ICL), the proposed University organised academic and professional programs for young students. 1998 Christian Faith University became Benson Idahosa University and F.E.B Idahosa became the university’s second president 2002 In February 2002, ten years after the application to start a private University, the Federal Government, acting through the national Universities Commission (NUC), graciously granted Benson Idahosa University license to operate. The University started operating as a fully licensed institution in March 2002 with an initial student enrolment of 400, registered into two faculties (Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences,Education and Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences). 2004 Benson Idahosa University’s first post accreditation annual convocation Our Vision Benson Idahosa University aspires to be model for Academics, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, who will be effective disciples for Christ by excelling in their professional fields. It will be distinguished by high performance in interdisciplinary research, addressing national and international problems, eliminating wrong behavioural patterns among students and becoming a storehouse of knowledge to be used for benefit of mankind on Christian ethical principles designed to change the nation and the continent by changing one student’s life at a time. Our Mission Benson Idahosa University is a private Christian University providing state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education. We are committed to the mission of raising leaders for the nation, who are complete in spirit, mind and body, thus contributing to the production of high-level leadership and quality manpower for the nation and the world. We perform these functions by judiciously utilising current information and communication technology, networking with similar institutions worldwide, putting people first in operations and emphasising Christian ethical values. The beneficiaries of the University’s service are students, employers of labour, present and future generations, Nigeria and the global community. Our Core Purpose Change Nigeria Our Core Values (TOP-TIAA) Teamwork Ownership Mentality People Matter Transparency & Integrity Innovation Accountability Academic excellence with Godliness WHY STUDY AT BIU Students enjoy a crisis- free campus environment, where they can peacefully achieve their academic pursuits. There are no cults or strikes on campus. Our student’s leadership programme i.e. the resident advisors, student chaplains, and more offer students leadership roles that help them develop their leadership and communication skills to succeed long after they graduate. We have very conducive hostel accommodations, sporting facilities and sizeable lecture halls that conveniently accommodate all students. Every student is exposed to trainings from some of the most renowned leadership institutes and knowledgeable men and women of great achievements. By this they are inspired and their perspective broadened on spiritual growth in Christ, leadership, wealth, creation, politics, entertainment and more. Every student is given equal opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience through special programmes, tasks, entrepreneurship attachments and internships with top-notch companies in their fields of interest to get them equipped for life after school. Students have opportunities to earn scholarships through diligent application in their academics, leadership responsibilities and extracurricular activities. All students, irrespective of course of study, receive training in enterpreneurship, administration, management, personal branding, proposal development, resume writing and communication, negotiation, and project management.
About Adekunle Ajasin University The story of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Nigeria, is more appropriately told in two phases. It was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Adekunle Ajasin. The immediately succeeding military government of Navy Commodore Bamidele Otiko changed its name to Ondo State University in 1985. Its relocation to Akungba-Akoko… [+] in the new Ondo State became imperative in 1999, following the creation of a new State out of the old Ondo three years earlier in October 1996. The bill backing the relocation was signed into law by the then Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, in November 1999, and that prompted the movement of a crop of workers from the old site in Ado-Ekiti to Akungba-Akoko on 1 December 1999. Our Vision and Mission Statement To be a foremost institution that moves manpower development in the direction of self-reliance, apprenticeship, a first class university in research, knowledge, character and service to humanity. Our Mission Statement To provide knowledge and skills for self-reliance in a conducive environment where teaching and research can take place. Student Organizations Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the Office of the Dean of Students Affairs. Over 1000 students of Adekunle Ajasin University are involved in student organizations which include NGOs and religious organization. These students impact the university community and their lives. Varsity Logo PREAMBLE The LOGO of any corporate institution worth its name is the manifest symbol of the soul of the institution. It is the cameo representation of the vision, aspiration and hope of the institution. The symbolism of the LOGO has its focus on the future and dares to hope to endure throughout Time. This is the pad upon which the LOGO of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria is launched. THE SYMBOLISM The symbols of the LOGO of the University tell their story in three media: pictures, colours and text. Observe that the centre of the LOGO is taken up by an open book – a clear reminder that the primary function of the institution relates to opening the book of knowledge to young eager and creative minds. Rising from the East is a young sun with its brilliant, yellow rays irradiating upon the open book illuminating the knowledge that the institution aspires to open to its protégé. Sharing centre-stage with the book are the symbols of the economic heritage of the State that produced this vibrant institution. The symbols of cocoa and kolanuts remind the institution that its central purpose is to use its knowledge to enhance the economic potentials of the State. These primary symbols are superimposed on gently lapping waves symbolizing humanity and stating that as long as humanity exists, this purpose stands constant, unchangeable. Represented in a black wavy line is the symbol of bitumen and petroleum – vital aspects of the economy of the State and areas upon which the University must make a credible impact. Enfolding these primary symbols is a circle of two halves: the top half bearing the name of the University in royal purple while the lower half carries the name of the community that houses the institution – a clear message signifying the symbiotic unity of town and gown in the common agreement that together this highly dignifying purpose will be achieved and achieved in a spirit of love (symbolized by the colour blue) and unity. Supporting this sphere is a couple of intertwined horsetails symbolizing the cultural heritage of the State. The implication of this is that the mission parameter of the institution includes and is upheld by the mandate to enrich, enhance and showcase the cultural heritage of the State in particular and the Nation’s in general.Last, but by no means least, is the banner bearing the text that spells out the message of the LOGO in unmistakable terms: FOR LEARNING AND SERVICE. Notice: the text is embedded in a rich-soil brown colour ̩signifying the expectation that this mandate is planted in a rich fertile soil in which it will grow and flourish. Let it be so, O God!
History The formation of Nasrul-Lahi-Il-Fatih Society (NASFAT) - the Proprietor of Fountain University- was originally focused on prayer meetings for the Muslim elites, with a view to creating necessary opportunity for them to interact and rub minds with Islamic scholars on the one hand; and to enhance their knowledge about the principles and practices of Islam, on the other hand. The desire of the Nasrul-Lahi-Il-Fatih Society (NASFAT) to establish a University… [+] was borne out of its educational policy and plan enunciated at its strategic Retreat held at Akodo, Lagos, in the year 2000. From this humble beginning, the Society started a systematic process which led to the hosting of an academic summit of 30 Distinguished Academic Personalities from where an 18-person University Planning Committee emerged in January 2004. Fountain University was granted an operational licence as a Private University on May 17, 2007 by the Federal Government on the recommendations of the National Universities Commission. Following this achievement, a Fountain Universities Strategic implementation Committee was set up to serve as “in loco Council” to actualise the birth of the University. This Committee worked tirelessly to put in place the necessary facilities for the University to take-off. The Committee was dissolved in September 2007 upon the inauguration of the Governing Council led by Professor N.O.Adedipe. The first Governing Council completed its first four Year in September 2011 after which it was reconstituted. Mission Statement The mission of the Fountain University is to provide competition and resourceful graduates with high moral standard. The University shall provide opportunity to all people irrespective of race, tribe, religion or political inclinations. These would be achieved through effective programmes and service based on provision of adequate facilities as well as professionally qualified and competent staff. Vision FOUNTAIN University is established to be a pace-setting institution in terms of learning, character-building and service to humanity. The University will be an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliant institution right from its inception. Our Philosophy Fountain University is committed to the total development of men and women in an enabling environment, through appropriate teaching, research and service to humanity, influenced by Islamic ethics and culture. Our MOUs NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS AND MOUs BETWEEN FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND INSTITUTIONS Fountain University, in its quest to foster academic collaboration with local and foreign universities in the form of faculty and student exchange, joint research, exchange of publication, sponsorship of conference, provision of learning support, learning resources or facilities and other academic activities has signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of Universities. The effort by the University to seek for more international collaborations is still ongoing. Currently, the University has signed an MOU with one local and five foreign universities. These are: 1- INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA (IIUM) On 8 January, 2013, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria, was signed. The areas of cooperation specified in Article 2 of the MoU include, among others, “Student and staff exchange”, and Article 6 (1) of the document states as follows: This Memorandum of Understanding will come into effect on the date of signing and will remain in effect for a period of five (5) years. Other areas of cooperation include the following: Collaboration in research Staff to pursue Master/PhD programme to enrich Islamic values Exchange of Islamic Curriculum/Teaching Module Exchange of Research Materials Exchange of ICT development in academic; and Any other area of cooperation to be mutually agreed upon. DURATION: This MOU will come into effect on the date of signing and will remain in the effect for a period of five (5) years. This MOU may be extended for a period as may be agreed in writing by the parties. 2- INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, SUDAN (IUA) As part of our efforts to internationalize our University and operations, the process of formalizing a collaboration with the International University of Africa (IUA) in Khartoum sometimes in November 2103. The MOU with IUA has a five year validity period. The areas of cooperation include: Staff and Student exchange Exchange of Students on three months summer Intensive Arabic Language training. Exchange of information and best practices in the areas of Curriculum Development; and Arabic and Islamic Translation Exchange of contribution in publications such as Journals, Newsletters, brochures etc. Collaboration in Research and Project Work Joint Research Conference hosting Access to digital libraries Joint sporting events etc. On the Three-Month Intensive Arabic Proficiency for our students, the Management of IUA agreed to give FUO a quota of 60 students made up of 35 Males and 25 Females; the first set is expected by July 2015. The programme would be for 12 weeks of 360 hours i.e. 6 hrs/day/5 days/week. The MOU is for 5 years. 3- SKYLINE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, SHARJAH, UAE Fountain University signed an MOU wit Skyline University College in June, 2014. The areas of cooperation between the two institutions include the following: Exchange of Expertise and knowhow of the best practices Faculty and Student exchange Exchange of information and best practices Exchange of contribution in Publications Conference participation Facilitate towards Program review Collaboration in Research and Project work 4- SUDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KHARTOUM (SUSTECH) Collaboration and MOU was signed with Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH) Khartoum. The collaboration with SUSTETECH include possibility of SUSTECH providing scholarship to our staff to study for their PhDs in their university and to also include collaboration on distance education; SUSTECH is ranked 2 in Sudan, 40 in Africa and 2678 in the world (4icu 2015 ranking). The MOU is for 3 years in the first instance. 5- NON-SUDANESE STUDENTS WELFARE ORGANIZATION (NSSWO) An MOU was signed with Non-Sudanese Students Welfare Organization (NSSWO). To facilitate and ensure the smooth running of the various MOUs and on the request of the School of Arabic for Non-Arab Students, IUA, the Non-Sudanese Students Welfare Organization was appointed as representative of FUO solely for the welfare of our students while in Sudan. NSSWO is a NGO that was established by the First Vice President of Sudan and is partially funded by the Sudanese Government. With the assistance of Sheik Abdalla Makki of NSSWO FUO was registered with WAMY Africa office as a Muslim University in Africa and hopefully we will in further receive communication from them. This will also open up doors for possible assistance in several other areas. 6- OTHER FOREIGN COLLABORATIONS IN THE PIPELINE Fountain University is establishing contact with several other international institutions for mutual benefits. Contact with African Affairs Director, Headquarters of WAMY, Dr. Robbi Elhajj, who is currently facilitating the Fountain University's Request for Assistance in establishing an Institute for Arabic Translation and Training (INATT) to Dr. Solih Alwuhaeybiy, WAMY Executive Secretary-General in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Finally, we also submitted a request to the Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Lanuage, established over 40 years ago to handle mostly Postgraduate studies and certificate programs. We approached the Management for a possible THREE MONTH Intensive Arabic Proficiency programme. The representative of FUO, NSSWO is following up and soon we will have a feedback from them. We are expecting a response from the Management of Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language (KIIAL) on the Three-Month Arabic Proficiency programme. 7- MOU WITH OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY An MOU between Fountain University and Osun State University was signed on 2nd December, 2013. The terms of agreement in the memorandum by the two institutions include the following: To encourage visits by Faculty from one University to the other for the purpose of engaging in collaborative research To foster joint development of research proposal for funding in order to enhance joint conduct of research To foster the exchange of academic of academic publications and scholarly information To foster joint organization of conferences, workshops and public lecture To promote other academic activities which enhance the above goals Both Universities agree to review this MOU after five (5) years following the date of signing and acknowledge this memorandum is subject to review and termination at any time by mutual consent or by 90 days written notice by either party.
From the VCIt is with immense pleasure that I welcome our students, their parents, guardians as well as friends and all stakeholders to the Paul University website. We commend you all to the unflinching love of the Almighty God and the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom all things subsist. Paul University, Awka is the brain-child of the Bishops of the five Ecclesiastical Provinces (currently comprising 55 Dioceses) of the Anglican Communion east of the Niger,… [+] whose vision to establish a novel University became a reality on November 3, 2009. It was on that date that the University received, from the Federal Government, the Provisional License to operate as a full-fledged private University. This was followed by an inaugural ceremony on November 30, 2009. The take-off site of Paul University is the premises of former St. Paul’s College, Awka, founded by the Church Missionary Society (CMS), an evangelical arm of the Church of England (Anglican), in 1904 as a college for the training of Church workers and teachers of various categories. The campus is thus a hallowed ground, providing an ideal academic environment where students and staff, under Christian discipline and administrative guidance, are maximally focused in their academic pursuits with little distracted. The permanent site of the University is at Oji River, on the Awka-Enugu expressway,and plans are under way for its development. The goalof the University is grounded in the records of excellent posted by our forebearers, the Anglican Church, in pioneering primary and secondary education in Nigeria, and in inculcating sound morals along with impeccable intellectual preparation of students. Anglican schools in the past, with a structured supervisory system, laid great emphasis on the total man – his intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development, and on his discipline and the fear of God, which is indeed, the beginning of all wisdom. It is these accumulated experiences that the Bishops sought to bring to bear on tertiary education in Nigeria, ensuring that when Paul University puts its stamp of achievement, in both character and learning, on any of her products, a truly trained and well-adjusted individual has emerged to join in the undeclared war to save the soul of our great country, Nigeria. As our motto says,“Here am I send me”,our products are made “Ready to be sent.” Currently Paul University offers twenty-six programmes of study in three faculties, namely, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Institute of Theology. Our curriculum lays emphasis on academic achievements, and acquisition of practical and entrepreneurial skills, which enhances the versatility of our students in the world of work and job creation.We have on our staff list highly experienced and erudite faculty, carefully selected as true role models for our students. The University is anchored on the core values of spirituality, excellence, diligence, and moral rectitude. On the foundation of the Protestant Ethics of hard work, prudence, justice, truth and honor, we hope, under God, to propel the University to a higher pedestal from its present position. Paul University would be an enviable institution, a model for faith-based universities in the country, with predictable academic calendar and highly dedicated staff, and producing enterprising graduates, sound in learning and character, future leaders who would drive development and enterprise in the country. As Paul University grows, our website will form a gateway and an exchange medium for our students, staff and proprietors to dialogue, inform, educate and exchange information with our various admirers, colleagues, alumni, benefactors and friends. Therefore this website promises to be a rich medium of exchange. Paul University, as a budding world class institution has initiated several national and international linkages and interuniversity cooperation agreements in order to encourage student and staff exchange, research cooperation and staff development. These will be greatly facilitated through the medium of Information & Communication Technology (ICT), with the backbone of Web Technology. I wish you a very happy interaction and we look forward to your participation in whatever way you think can be mutually beneficial. Ven. Prof Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe Vice-chancellor October, 2016 Vision & Mission Vision While aiming at increasing access to university education in Nigeria, Paul University, propelled by the experience of its founding fathers in educational management, character development, and teaching and learning, visualizes itself as “a producer of the best all round graduates in Nigeria, and an institution whose emphasis will be on genuine service”. Mission In pursuance of the foregoing vision, the mission of the university is to offer access to university education to talented youth, and involve them in the discovery, generation, dissemination, and application of high quality knowledge. This will equip them with self-reliance and enlightened service to the nation and mankind in a collegial atmosphere characterized by the fear of the Lord, academic freedom and critical enquiry.
Oxademy Graduate School is a professional and academic education provider located in the city of Oxford, the world’s most renowned learning hub. At Oxademy, we work with an extensive network of educational specialists in Oxford to deliver world-class guided online learning to eligible students. How We Work Our programmes give students everything they need to be successful. This includes a self-discovery programme, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship t… [+] raining, job acquisition coaching, ongoing mentorsjo[, internship opportunities... and of course, an accredited certificate or degree upon graduation. Technology Oxademy's innovative, cutting edge distance learning platform is based on a proprietary framework (OxABL©) that provides a logical structure for online education. At the root of our programming is a "Human Cognitive System" and an "Instructional Design" that enables us to focus on how learners process information... so we can better engage through synchronous and asynchronous learning methods. We have developed our own e-learning platform (VLE) that adopts several technologies to create a seamless and productive learning experience. Most importantly, our VLE enables us to engage with students (online and offline), keep them motivated, and automatically understand the behaviour of successful students. This is all provided via a cloud-based solution that supports "Mashware” (an intersection of mashups and courseware), LIVE interactive classes, student-teacher interaction, a LIVE student response system, and an Intelligent Learning Pattern Analyser. This is all delivered over the Internet via remote learning.
The Mission Statement of the University is: "to form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large". This dream encapsulates the purpose of the University. Pan-Atlantic University contributes to national development through the provision of academic programmes that are relevant to the needs of… [+] the country. The university is open to all people regardless of their nationality, race, sex, religion or ethnic group. The curricular activities of the University are part of a wider all round formation which is provided in the University. The objective of education in our university is the well rounded formation of the human person. This is why an important component of every programme is the inclusion of a good number of courses in the humanities. We also seek, by deliberate design of the programmes, to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and participants. The university aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally upright decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society. The name University implies a universal mentality: openness to other persons, ideas, areas of knowledge, cultures far and near, without discrimination. The University is also a place that fosters and stimulates study and a permanent search for the truth. This involves the labour of intelligence, intellectual honesty and the desire to learn, combined with the desire to continually overcome one's limits. In addition, university studies require a cultivation of one's own personality and the development of the habits necessary for professional and social life.