Babcock University

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Babcock University
Babcock University Logo.jpg
Motto Knowledge, Truth, Service
Established 1959
Type Private
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist Church
President J. A. Kayode Makinde
Vice-Chancellor J. A. Kayode Makinde
Chaplain Tunde Ojewole
Students 10,000+
Location Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Former names Adventist College of West Africa, Adventist Seminary of West Africa
Government Accreditation 1999

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 equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos. Enrolment was about 6,000 as of 2009.[1]


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 7 students. In 1975, it changed its name to Adventist Seminary of West Africa (ASWA). The university was officially inaugurated on April 20, 1999.[2]

Academic divisions[edit]

Being a pioneer private University in Nigeria since 1999, Babcock has continued this legacy of upholding a cutting-edge excellence in education. From her initial four schools, Babcock has added a postgraduate school which took off in the third quarter of 2010 and a medical school which took off in January 2012. Similarly, a deliberate expansion policy of our programmes to meet current market demands and maximum service delivery has resulted in departmental upgrades and addition of new programmes. The latest additions are the Music and Educational Foundations departments to the Joel Awoniyi School of Education & Humanities. As at 2013, Babcock hosts nine schools and one college: They are:[3]

  • School of Agriculture & Industrial Technology
  • Babcock Business School
  • College of Health & Medical Sciences
  • School of Basic & Applied Science (formerly known as Science & Technology)
  • School of Computing &Engineering Sciences
  • School of Education and Humanities
  • School of Law & Security Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public & Allied Health
  • School of Post Graduate Studies


See also[edit]


[5] Retrieved 2014.

  1. ^ Nigeria's Adventist university commended for exemplary educational standards. Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-22
  2. ^ History. Babcock University. Retrieved 2009-08-22
  3. ^ About Babcock
  4. ^ Lechleitner, Elizabeth (2012-06-11). "New Adventist medical school in Nigeria is denomination’s first in Africa". Adventist News Network, ANN. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ Babcock University News

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