Babcock University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located at Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos.

Babcock University
Former names
Adventist College of West Africa, Adventist Seminary of West Africa
MottoKnowledge, Truth, Service
AffiliationSeventh-day Adventist Church
ChairpersonBassey Effiong Okon Udoh[1]
PresidentAdemola S. Tayo[1]
Vice-presidentIheanyichukwu Okoro
Vice-ChancellorAdemola S. Tayo[1]
Vice ChairsFrancis F. Daria, Oyeleke A. Owolabi[1]
Location, ,
6°53′38″N 3°43′07″E / 6.894°N 3.7187°E / 6.894; 3.7187
CampusMain Campus Ilishan-Remo, Mini Campus Iperu, Remo
Government accreditation1999
ColoursBlue and Gold

In 2017, the university had its first set of graduates from the Ben Carson School of Medicine[2][3]

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, which is the world's second largest Christian school system.[4][5][6][7]

History edit

Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. He was based in Erunmu in Oyo State, Nigeria.

The university was established as the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA) in 1959, initially with seven students; who were hosted at the home of Chief Olufemi Okulaja. In 1975, it changed its name to Adventist Seminary of West Africa (ASWA). The university was officially inaugurated on 20 April 1999.[8]

Academic divisions edit

From the initial four schools, Babcock University has added a postgraduate school in the third quarter of 2010, and a medical school in January 2012. The latest additions are the Music and Educational Foundations departments to the Joel Awoniyi School of Education & Humanities. As at 2013, Babcock hosts eight schools and two colleges: They are:[9][10]

  • School of Social Sciences with departments like Economics, Social works etc.
  • School of Management Sciences with departments like Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, etc.
  • College of Health & Medical Sciences
  • School of Science & Technology
  • School of Computing & Engineering Sciences with departments like computer science, software engineering, etc.
  • School of Education and Humanities with departments like Education, etc.
  • School of Law & Security Studies with departments like Law, International law and diplomacy, Security Studies etc.
  • School of Nursing with departments like Nursing, etc.
  • School of Public & Applied Health with departments like Public Health, etc.
  • College of Post Graduate Studies.

Notable alumni edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. "Babcock University". Adventist Yearbook. Retrieved 1 January 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Adebayo, Folashade (31 January 2017). "Babcock graduates first set of medical students". The Punch. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ Adebayo, Folashade; Jesusegun, Alagbe (19 September 2016). "We'll graduate maiden doctors by December". The Punch. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ Kido, Elissa (15 November 2010). "For real education reform, take a cue from the Adventists". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Seventh Day Adventist". Archived from the original on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  7. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark (1 April 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ History Archived 24 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Babcock University. Retrieved 2009-08-22
  9. ^ [1] "About Babcock". Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Lechleitner, Elizabeth (11 June 2012). "New Adventist medical school in Nigeria is denomination's first in Africa". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Adenike Akinsemolu - The startup story of a social entrepreneur in Nigeria building a new generation of environmentally conscious student leaders". Lionesses of Africa. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  12. ^ "How Davido survived 4 years at Babcock to become a graduate". TheCable. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Babcock University | Oyo State speaker thanks God for Babcock". Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  14. ^ Chinasa, Hannah (23 February 2017). "Beverly Osu: Life and modelling career". Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  15. ^ Oguntoyinbo, Helen (6 June 2017). ""The Johnsons" Star, Olumide Oworu Graduates From Babcock University". TNS. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Agency, Africa, and the Atom". Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Retrieved 16 September 2021.

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