ABOUT AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY
The University Visioner of the Archdiocese of Lagos is Cardinal Anthony Okogie, who until August 2012, was the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. He has since been succeeded by Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins. The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has since promoted educational development in its territory. Many primary and secondary schools were established by the Archdiocese of Lagos. The Archdiocese is the proprietor of St. Augustine's College of Education, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, the first privately-owned college of education in Nigeria. In order to carry further the establishment of educational institutions, a decision was taken to establish the Augustine University. The decision was informed by the belief of the Proprietor that higher education plays a crucial role in the modern world since it is a key source of ideas and inventions. It is also in recognition of this fact and the need to expand access to higher education, that the Federal Government of Nigeria granted permission to corporate bodies and organizations to establish private universities provided they meet appropriate conditions.
When he nursed the idea of establishing a university, the Visioner set up a planning and implementation committee under the chairmanship of a retired professor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Joseph O. Obemeata. Members of the Committee were to 'midwife' a world class institution of higher learning that will attract and prepare intelligent and talented young men and women from diverse background within the country, Nigeria and beyond, for all-round training and development.
The mission of the University is to "foster student learning through high quality, career-oriented education, integrating personal development, technology, business and management". Augustine University will deliver practitioner-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to meet the needs of diverse student population.
The University vision is "to be the leading global provider of career-oriented educational services". Augustine University will create value for society and all its stakeholders by offering superior, responsive educational programmes that are supported by exceptional service to students, and delivered with integrity and accountability.
AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY LOCATION
Augustine University, Igbonla Road, P.M.B. 1010
Box Ilara-Epe Lagos State