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Afe Babalola University

Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Joined February 2012
Presence in: Nigeria

Great institutions of learning the world over have been shaped largely by the vision and foresight of the founders. The decision of the founder to establish the University was the product of a conglomeration of factors including the personal experiences of the founder garnered in the acquisition of his own academic qualifications majorly by correspondence; the decay in the nation’s educational system; and decision of the founder, in realization of the fact that no government can single-handedly fund education, to answer the call by the Federal Government of Nigeria for private participation in the educational sector.
Aare Afe Babalola is a stickler for standard and discipline. He is a self-made man who believes strongly that nothing is impossible. Indeed, his autobiography is aptly titled “Impossibility Made Possible”. Aare Afe Babalola was for several years the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and the Chairman, Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. In those capacities he observed first-hand, the myriad of problems troubling the University system in Nigeria such as cultism, poor infrastructure, poor work ethics, corruption, and legendary brain-drain. Afe Babalola University is therefore his model of what a University ideally should be.
The University is set up as a practical example of how problems militating against the growth of Nigerian Universities can be solved. The philosophy of the proprietor which is also sought to serve as a guiding principle and beacon to the University itself is to “lead by example”. In recognition of this, all efforts were directed at ensuring that the University began operations from its permanent site with permanent structures as opposed to the practice whereby Universities existed in name alone and operated from rented apartments or buildings with no infrastructure of their own.

People Associated With This Organization

Ikechukwu Okafor

Afe Babalola University
Joined February 2012

Victor Sebiotimo

Afe Babalola University (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Education, Labor & Employment
Victor has been a professional web developer and has been assisting others to learn web development since 1999.
He is currently the Web developer for Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. He has driven the website to become the second-best private university in Nigeria on webometrics.
He is a member of the United Kingdom Web Designer Association (UKWDA), a member of the American Association Of Webmasters™ and World Organization of Webmasters.
Ikechukwu Okafor is the network champion (main point of contact) for Afe Babalola University.

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