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Caleb University

Imota-Lagos- Est. 2007

History

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos was given provisional license by the Federal Government of Nigeria to operate as a private University on May 17, 2007. The Proprietor of the University is Caleb International College Ltd with Dr. Ola Adebogun as the Chairman, and Visitor of the University.

The University commenced full academic activities on January 21, 2008 with admission into three Colleges — College of Environmental Sciences and Management (COLENSMA), College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), and College of Social and Management Sciences (COSOMAS). The University started operations in January 2008 from its approved Take-Off Site on Ikosi GRA, off CMD Road from where it moved to the 110-hectare permanent site at Km 15 Ikorodu-Itoikin Road, Imota, Lagos in November 2009. The University has produced  11 sets of graduates who have been mobilized in succession for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Scheme, from 2011.

In 2012, the National Universities Commission approved the commencement of Part-Time programmes at the Caleb Business School (CBS) and the take –off of the College of Postgraduate Studies (COPOS), beginning with the MSc Degree in Architecture in March 2013. The College of Education (COLED) was approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in August, 2018 and the College of Law was approved by both the NUC and the Council of Legal Education in 2021.

The University operates three tiers of Management, namely:
The Board of Trustees with Prince Abiodun Ogunleye as the Chairman.
1.    The Governing Council with Prof. Sunday Olukayode Ajayi as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council.
2.    The University Management with six Principal Officers as follows:

  1. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie
  2. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Samuel A. Daramola
  3. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, Strategy & Administration) Prof. Olalekan Asikhia
  4. The Registrar, Mr. Mayokun Olumeru
  5. The Bursar, Mr. Adesina Abubakre
  6. The University Librarian, Mr. Josiah Ifedayo Adeyomoye

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Colleges

The university started with three colleges namely: College of Environmental and Management Sciences comprising Architecture and Estate Management; College of Pure and Applied Sciences with its four Departments and 11 Degree Programmes; and the College of Social and Management Sciences with its five Departments and five Degree Programmes. The University commenced full academic programmes with the admission of its first set of students, a total of 83 male and 58 female students on Monday, January 21, 2007

Centre of Excellence

Caleb University is a faith-based institution envisioned to be a centre of excellence through the provision of opportunities for respectable, highly qualitative and relevant university education that will engender the production of future leaders imbued with ability and integrity capable of impacting positively on their environments while also being globally competitive. The mission, which flows from the vision, is to create a unique institution committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skills-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Our Unique selling Points

A serene campus with a picturesque topography and nature’s gifts of flora and fauna, an ideal setting for study and reflection removed from the madding crowd of the Lagos megacity; uninterrupted academic calendar; affordable fees; emphasis on learning and character; enforcement of rules and regulations for staff and students; competent and motivated workforce, who have been on the Federal University Salary Scale since January 2011; the Leadership Academy that  complements the Chaplaincy and formal curriculum in character building; world class facilities, a decent dress code for staff and students which combines the formal, sports and informal on designated days of the week; and working knowledge of French in preparation for international business and career.

Our Library

With its library holdings growing to 13,000 volumes of books with journal subscription growing to over 1,112 titles, the university prides itself as having a leading library for teaching and research.  Most of the library’s functions are computerized and the university’s Local Area Network (LAN), an open source integrated library management system software, was installed to network all campus libraries and is in use for cataloguing and other library services.  The University library is connected to the internet and has subscribed to many databases online which include HINARI, AJOL, JSTOR, EBSCOHOST,   Nigerian  Virtual Library, African e-journal, Questia, etc which are highly relevant, up-to-date and useful to students and staff in their various disciplines/programmes.  The library also engages in user-education for both students and staff.

Staff

Staff of the University often participate in local and international researches.  To the glory of God, Two lecturers have been named as  joint winners of the UNICEF-IAMCR C4D Research Fund for 2021. They are Dr Solomon Abiodun Oyeleye, acting Head of Department, and Mrs Ifedolapo Ademosu, lecturer, both of the Department of Mass  Communication. The award is one of only two globally. Also. a senior lecturer of the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), Dr. Chuma Okoro, won the 2011/2012 Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) with his topic titled, ‘Development of Novel Technologies for Diagnosing and Remediating Notable Microbial Problems Associated with Oil Production in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry’.  Likewise, a breakthrough in the study of ‘Inter-relationship of Plasma Markers of Oxidative Stress and Thyroid Hormones in Schizophrenics’ fetched Dr. O. Akiibinu of the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS) a world-wide recognition.  The BioMedLib Ltc, 2150  Wise Street, Charlottesville, VA 22905 – 9998 assessed all articles published in recognized first-class  journals throughout the world in the area of thyroid hormones between 2012 and June 2013 and out of the top 20 articles, Dr. Akiibinu’s articles was rated the best.

Matriculation

The University has held 12 matriculation ceremonies and had produced ten sets of graduates. For the tenth consecutive session, but to the glory of God and with the support and cooperation of staff and students, the University enjoyed uninterrupted academic calendar, which made it possible for our students to graduate on schedule.

Convocation

The maiden convocation of Caleb University took place on Saturday, March 10, 2012, 51 months after the University commenced academic activities. Graduands numbering 92 who cut across three Colleges received Bachelor degrees of their various Colleges, having fulfilled the requirements of the statutes and regulations of the institution and found worthy in character and learning.

The event was preceded by a maiden Convocation Lecture, titled ‘The Power Elite, Nigeria’s Mineral Economic and Arrested Development’, was delivered by Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Director, Monitoring and Research, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya.

The second convocation ceremony, which took place on March 9, 2013 witnessed the conferment of Bachelor degrees on 287 graduands. The second convocation lecture, titled ‘Electoral Democracy and Political Realignment in Nigeria’, was delivered by Emeritus Professor Akinjide Osuntokun, OON, FNAL, former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany and former NUC Representative in North America (the US and Canada)

Founder's Day

The University celebrates its annual Founder’s Day in the first week of every January to commemorate the commencement of the take-off of the university at Magodo, Lagos on January 7, 2008. The maiden Founder’s Day Lecture was delivered on January 21, 2009 by Professor Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) while that of 2011 was delivered on January 21, 2011 by Professor Jacob K. Olupona, MNOM, of Harvard University. On January 21, 2013, Mr. J. Oguniyi Otunla, FCA, the Accountant – General of the Federation delivered another Founder’s Day Lecture.

Another major milestone in the development of the university is the University’s first inaugural lecture, titled ‘Communicating An Implosion: Signs and Wander, Popular Culture and the Crumbling of Empire’, which was delivered on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie, Head of Department of Mass Communication at that time.

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Facilities

In terms of infrastructure projects, the university has completed its bakery and factory buildings, and the enterprises has commenced production.  The University press, for which the equipment has been procured, have started production.  The Professor Idowu Sobowale International School of Mass Communication complex have been completed, have facilitated the realization of the university’s objective of becoming the leading professional and postgraduate media training centre in Nigeria. A modern sports complex is under construction to provide adequate facilities for the wholesome development for staff and students.

The laboratories in the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS) are fully equipped.  The Mass Communication and Architecture studios are also fully equipped with ultra modern facilities.

Why Choose us

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We run uninterrupted academic calendar; affordable fees; emphasis on learning and character; enforcement of rules and regulations for staff and students; competent and motivated workforce.

Our Mission

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To Provide opportunities for a globally competitive education and research in a Godly environment, with visible and positive societal impact.

Our Vision

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 To be a centre of excellence through the provision of opportunities for respectable, highly qualitative and relevant university education that will engender the production of future leaders imbued with ability and integrity capable of impacting positively on their environments while also being globally competitive.

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Degree Programmes

Currently, it offers 27 undergraduate degree programmes and 9 postgraduate degree programme across six Colleges:  College of Environmental Sciences and Management (COLENSMA), College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), College of Act, Social and Management Sciences (CASMAS), College of Education (COLED), College of Law (COLAW) and College of Postgraduate Studies (COPOS).  All mature programmes have been duly accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and relevant professional bodies.

Students

Our students are exceptional and innovative with godly character and verifiable academic and industry performance locally and internationally.