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Type  Private
Chaplain  Tunde Ojewole
Founded  1959
Phone  +234 803 852 2333
Established  1959
Undergraduate tuition and fees  345,000 NGN (2013)
Total enrollment  6,000 (2009)
Motto  Knowledge, Truth, Service
Babcock University
Former names  Adventist College of West Africa, Adventist Seminary of West Africa
Affiliation  Seventh-day Adventist Church
Vice-Chancellor  Professor Stephen Ademola Tayo
Address  Ilishan-Remo ILISHAN REMO, Nigeria
Nominations  Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Campus Radio Station
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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.


It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.

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

Academic divisions

From the initial four schools, Babcock has added a postgraduate school in the third quarter of 2010 and a medical school in January 2012. 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:

  • 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 & Applied Health
  • School of Post Graduate Studies
  • References

    Babcock University Wikipedia

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