We have been reliable informed by an Administration of Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta, Msgr. Christopher Ajala, that three(3) more private universities of the Church would soon be opened across Nigeria.
They New Private Universities are:
1. Augustine University, Epe, Lagos,
2. Jesuit University, Ogbere, Ogun, and another
3. Jesuit varsity in Abuja.
Msgr. Christopher Ajala, spoke about these plans at the annual news conference of the Abeokuta and Ota Dioceses and 60th anniversary of the St. Bernadette Schools, in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, 21st January, 2014.
The Administration assured that the Augustine University, which is just 15 minutes drive from Ijebu-Ode, would commence academic activities by September 2014. (i.e. Augustine University will admit students in the 2014/2015 academic session)
Msgr. Christopher Ajala said and I quote; “All structures are in place; they are not just temporary sites, they are permanent structures. Last week, we were told by the National Universities Commission, (NUC) that academic activities can commence this year (2014/2015 session).
“We also have the Jesuit University at Ogbere, in Remo area of Ogun and another one in Abuja, “Msgr. he said.
He further urged all the tiers of the government to partner with the church to revamp education in the country.
“We reiterate the promise of Governor Ibikunle Amosun to return the missionary schools upon completion of the state model schools.
“We equally recommend the creation of more technical and vocational schools for our youths who cannot cope with the stress of normal High School syllabus.
“People of this kind can be trained in areas of craftsmanship and vocational jobs. We pledge our openness to partner with government towards realizing this goal,”the Administrator said.
We will inform all interested candidates when the school commence admission. We hope the Universities will not be too expensive.