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Fountain University

Fountain University is in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo, Nigeria.[1][2] It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li fathi (NASFAT) Society in 2007. It is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university in Osun State. Presently, the university has two colleges: College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Management and Social Sciences. Colleges of Art, Engineering and Education are being proposed.

Fountain University
Motto Faith, Knowledge and Service
Type Private
Established 2007
Vice-Chancellor Professor Amidu Olalekan Sanni
Location Oke Osun, Osogbo, Nigeria
Website Official website

HistoryEdit

The formation of Nasrul-Lahi-Ii-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) — the proprietor of Fountain University — was originally focused on prayer meetings for the Muslim elites, with a view to creating opportunity for them to interact and rub minds with Islamic scholars and to enhance their knowledge about the principles and practices of Islam.[citation needed]

The desire of NASFAT to establish a university was borne out of its education policy and plan enunciated at its strategic retreat in Akodo, Lagos, in 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 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 University 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 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 years in September 2011 after which it was reconstituted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fountain University". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Nigeria's 59 private universities …locations, Vice Chancellors names, websites, dates of establishment". Kukogho Iruesiri Samson. pulse.ng. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.

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