CHRISTOPHER University in a bid towards actualising its vision to become a national powerhouse in management education, preparing managers, scholars and entrepreneurs to confront the challenge of managing men and material resources, will, March 30, 2017, hold its maiden matriculation ceremony. The university with the mission to create a specialized institution committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skills-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching and research with private sector participation, will hold the ceremony at its permanent site, Km 34 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibokun Aro, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The university is matriculating students in 11 programmes that cut across three faculties – business administration, social sciences and humanities. Guests expected at the university’s maiden matriculation include the governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, promoter of Christopher University, pro-chancellor of the university, vice-chancellor, members of the governing board and chief executive officers from the private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy.

There will be a matriculation lecture to be delivered by Professor Anya O. Anya, the pro-chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. Primarily, the philosophy of the Christopher University is anchored on the need for excellence in the production of managers, scholars and entrepreneurs that shall drive the Nigerian economy through innovation, in partnership with the private sector. The philosophy is to develop an institution that shall be a foremost center of excellence in management education in Nigeria and the African continent.

The philosophy of Christopher University also includes philosophy of education for self-reliance, creativity, innovation and national development. The university shall “match theory with practice” in partnership with the private sector, and establish linkages with a consortium of universities nationally and internationally in order to cross-fertilize ideas geared towards academic ecumenism.

To properly anchor its philosophy, the Christopher University shall pursue the ideals of equity, justice, fairness and the universality of knowledge with the main goal of the University, being the search for truth and knowledge through teaching and research and their application to meeting the objectives, aspirations and needs of society.

Christopher University is also desirous to develop an internationally recognized institution with programs that are relevant to industries both private and public that are well respected and well sought after. In this wise, the University shall spare no effort towards providing the human and material resources that shall be required to pursue its philosophy of developing a world class university.

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