Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, is set for the celebration of 60 years of nurturing great minds as a higher institution of learning and 20 years of global recognition of pioneering private university education in Nigeria.
The president and vice chancellor of the institution, which is one of the top institutions on the list of private universities in Nigeria, Professor Ademola Tayo, gave the hint on Tuesday last week at a press conference, organised by the institution to herald the activities lined up to mark the university’s anniversaries tagged ‘Journey of Grace’.
According to him, activities marking the anniversaries will commence on Wednesday, 17, September, 2019.
Speaking about the institution, Professor Tayo noted that Babcock University is one of the 115 universities established by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church world-wide, under the same international regulation bodies, adding that the institution does not only belong to Nigeria or regulated by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He stated that aside the global position of the university, it had signed different Memoranda of Understanding with many standard tertiary institutions of repute overseas for different academic exchange programmes.
This development, he claimed, had led to many international students from more than 20 countries coming to study in the university, stating, “this year alone, additional 16 international students have registered for one course or the other in the institution.”
He said the institution in recent times had invested so much in total classroom digital revolution, through the provision of improved internet bandwidth to ensure more access to Wi-Fi and equipping of its students, as well as provision learning aids for effective delivery of e-learning programmes to boost access to formal education, even at the global level.
Speaking on the achievement of the University, he said “so far, we have produced over 12,000 alumni and we have not less than 10, 000 students on campus. Our continued existence and relevance in the manpower development process through innovative inventions in Science, Medicine and Technology since inception informed our celebration of journey of grace,” the VC said