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Prof. Olusegun Ajibola, Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, delivering the third Inaugural Lecture of the Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State


The seemingly intractable falling standard in public sector education and the demand among most parents for schools with high academic standards, as well as the inculcation of Christian values served as the impetus for the creation of Caleb University, Lagos (CUL).

The founder, Prince (Dr.) Oladega Adelowo Adebogun, felt deeply inspired to establish a university that would do for tertiary education what Caleb has creditably done for primary and secondary education.

By 2005, much progress was recorded with the production of the Draft Academic brief, Draft University Law and purchase of over 100 acres of land in Imota, Lagos State. And on May 17, 2007, the Federal Government granted probational license for the university to operate as a private institution. It started full academic programmes after admitting its first set of students, 83 males and 58 females on January 7, 2008.

With this development, the visitor to the university, Dr. Oladega Adebogun, an astute educationist and an erudite entrepreneur of international repute, has been able to realise his early life’s vision of impacting and transforming the lives of children for God and humanity.

Trained at the University of Port Harcourt, the Lagos State University, and with a Ph.D from Bayero University, Kano, Adebogun started his career as a class teacher and later worked, for several years, in public educational institutions and the Lagos State’s Ministry of Education.

The precursor to the university, Caleb International School, was established in 1986. After two decades of exceptional and prized achievements under his leadership, the school grew into a leading educational institution in Nigeria, widely recognised as Caleb Group of Schools.

With a star-studded Governing Council and Board of Trustees, today, CUL has become a major force in human capital development in Nigeria and the world at large.

Therefore, as the university celebrates its 10th Founder’s Day, the institution has continued to maintain its mission of providing opportunities for respectable, qualitative and relevant university education for regular and mature students, with due recognition of gender sensitivity for good and balanced societal development.


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