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  • ABUAD secured 100% accreditation in all the 46 programmes presented to National Universities Commission (NUC) since 2013 including College of Medicine and Health Sciences on the first go. No university in Nigeria both public and private had got full accreditation in Medicine and Health Sciences in ten (10) years even though the University is less than five years old thereby achieving unprecedented feat in educational annals of Nigeria
  • The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) granted full accreditation for all the Seven (7) Engineering Programmes
  • The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) granted full accreditation for our Computer programme
  • In September 2013, the Computer Professionals(Registration Council of Nigeria) designated ABUAD as Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Science and Research in Nigeria
  • ABUAD secured 100% accreditation from Council for Legal Education in its Law Programme thereby becoming the first university ever to get its quota increased from 50 to 188 because of its academic excellence.
  • National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria granted full accreditation for its Marketing programme
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) granted full accreditation for its Banking & Finance programme
  • Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria full accreditation for its Accounting programme.


  • Appointed in November 2013 to mentor the College of Industrial Development (UID), Accra, Ghana thereby becoming the first university in Nigeria to mentor a foreign university.
  • The first private University and even the youngest to host the 29th Conference of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU)
  • The foremost construction giant, Julius Berger has opened its door wide to Engineering Students of the University to understudy Julius Berger’s operations, undergo their practical works with the company and study in Germany with a view to making them real and robust professionals upon graduation
  • In appreciation of ABUAD’s uncommon and exemplary contributions to the institutionalization of quality, functional and reformatory education in Nigeria, the UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja held an historic three-day annual Retreat in the University in September, a privilege not granted many.
  • The University has gone beyond the NUC benckmark in curriculum by developing and introducing four new programmes in the University’s curriculum. The new programmes are Mechatronics, Social Justice and Intelligence & Security Studies as well as Human Biology. This is done in the University’s avowed determination to improve upon the nexus between the town and gown.
  • International Linkages with highly ranked world universities
  • The timeous spate of accreditation have greatly assisted the university in graduating its first and second set of students, 103 students and 336 students respectively in less than five years. What an unprecedented achievement
  • The University added another feather to its cap of many “firsts” when it was the only Nigerian University invited by the United Kingdom-based UCIE Professors Network, alongside other world class universities to participate in the 2014 edition of Oxford symposium organized by the Universal Business School, Oxford at Balliol Hall, Balliol College, University of Oxford between September 27 and 29, 2014.
  • Based on the brilliant and stimulating presentations by the ABUAD representatives at the Oxford symposium, the University Business School, Oxford unanimously endorsed the university to play host to the 2016 and third edition of the Oxford Symposium
  • Inspite of the fact that ABUAD is less than five (5) years old, 1,890 students made the university their first choice in the last Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations thereby becoming the 2nd best private university of first choice.
  • The Country Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB) led a team from the AfDB’s Country Office on a tour of the university to see the on-going self-financed projects and making preliminary need assessment of the university’s partnership opportunities. He congratulated the University and the Founder for their great achievements and for spearheading development of quality education through selfless service, uncommon patriotism and unusual philanthropy in promoting human capital development, food security, jobs creation, general poverty reduction, and entrepreneurship and private sector developments in Nigeria.
  • Best Female Engineering Student for ABUAD By Association of Professional Women Engineering of Nigeria
  • Second Overall Best Student from ABUAD by ICAN (Accounting Technician Scheme, West Africa (ATSWA))
  • Best Brain Award by Nigeria Trust Award, 2012
  • Best University Law Faculty – African Governance and Corporate Leadership Award by Institute of Government Research and Leadership Technology, 2012
  • The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, gave to Babalola for his far-reaching investment in the University and its farms, which the IITA has designated as a Research Centre in Agriculture. In his words, “but I am not surprised because anybody that knows Aare Afe Babalola would know what he stands for - EXCELLENCE” and expressed delight in the combination of academic training and entrepreneurship by the university, saying products of the University, no doubt receive total education that would make them self-sufficient and employers of labour.
  • As part of the academic excellence that ABUAD is noted for and being a model and benchmark university, ten (10) of its students were recently awarded the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professional Scholarship by Chevron Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd and Partners
  • At the Universities debate held at Lagos State University on 30th October, 2014, ABUAD students came 2nd.
  • At the University debate held under the auspices of the Nigerian Bar Association at Ibadan ABUAD Law students came 1st.


  • The first Private University in Nigeria to take-off on its permanent site with all human and material resources on ground.
  • The first University in West Africa to run Mechatronics Programme as a degree course.
  • The Mechatronics Engineering Programme is equipped with FESTO Automation and Mechatronics Laboratory equipment from Germany.
  • The Mechanical workshop is equipped with Mechanical Laboratory equipment by CES Industries of America.
  • ABUAD offers annual scholarship and merit awards annually totaling N7.5million in 2011, N17.5million in 2012, N32million in 2013 and N35million in 2014.
  • ABUAD is the Centre for the supply of engineering equipment by United States National Instruments Limited.
  • ABUAD is the Centre for Computer Certification in ICT by the Computer Professionals of Nigeria
  • Julius Berger’s provision for professional Chair and Internship
  • UNESCO provision for professional Chair
  • Hitachi Centre in South West for Virtual Education in Nigeria
  • 2nd Best University in NPUGA games
  • Hosting the next NPUGA games owing to its robust sports facilities.
  • The University has gone beyond the NUC benckmark in curriculum by developing and introducing four new programmes in the University’s curriculum. The new programmes are Mechatronics, Social Justice and Intelligence & Security Studies as well as Human Biology. This is done in the University’s avowed determination to improve upon the nexus between the town and gown.
  • ABUAD is the first University to improve the Federal Medical Centre for the Federal Government, which was raised to a full-fledge Federal Teaching Hospital.
  • ABUAD is the first University to obtain approval on accreditation for medicine and allied programme within 4 years of its existence.
  • ABUAD: “a model, reference point and benchmark” for other universities by NUC whilst UNESCO and other stakeholders has acknowledged the university as “a world class university”
  • 100% accreditation by NUC and Professional Bodies in all 47 programmes including seven (7) programmes in Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Accounting, Computer Science, Media & Communication, International Relations and Social Justice.
  • Consistent, predictable and assured academic calendar
  • State-of-the-art Talent Discovery Building housing 26 sporting facilities and 15 skills.Ultra-modern structures housing beautiful Colleges, Hostels and other utilities.
  • Fully residential for staff and students.
  • 2nd Best Private University out of 68 Private Universities in Nigeria by Webometrics in July 2017 Ranking.
  • Graduated 4 sets of students in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Best University Law Faculty Award – Institute of Government Research and Leadership Technology, 2012
  • Fulbright Scholarship Available
  • Freedom of Religion
  • ABUAD is a Template for Engineering Education in Nigeria by NSE
  • 37 well-equipped Laboratories in Engineering – “40% peculiar to ABUAD” – NSE
  • Best Law College in West Africa – NUC
  • 2015 Africa Champion in Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle, USA
  • 2016 World Unilever Idea Trophy Competition in London
  • ABUAD is the first University to gain full accreditation on Law and the first to obtain increase in quota from 50 – 188.
  • ABUAD is the first University to build an ultra-modern Talent Discovery consisting of over twenty eight (28) sports facilities and twenty four (24) skill acquisition facilities.
  • ABUAD is the first University to own a huge commercial farm consisting of 1,000 hectare of Land, 110,000 Mango Trees, 500,000 Teak Trees, 500,000 Melina Trees, 600,000 Moringa Trees, 600 Fish Ponds, 3 Huge Hatchery Buildings consisting of 30 Hatchery each, Moringa Factory producing Moringa (Oil, Tea, Seed, Soap, Cream, Leaf, Capsule and Leaf Powder), Feedmill, Mango Chips, Plantain Chips, Snailry, Piggery, Mushroom, Quail, Guinea Fowl and Turkey, which the Federal Minister for Agriculture described as the best he has ever seen in Nigeria or elsewhere.


  • Internship Opportunities for Students in United States, England, China, and Germany.
  • Internship Opportunities for students in Pan – Ocean Oil
  • United States Fulbright scholarship programme for students and teachers.
  • Students in Banking, Accounting and ICT graduate with additional and professional qualifications and certificates in French or Chinese Languages.
  • International Linkages with highly ranked world universities.
  • Centre for Mechanical Laboratory by CES Industries of America for training and opportunities for training and employment overseas.
  • Dragnet Solutions Limited – Institutions offers scholarships to ABUAD students, 24 Scholarships in 2012
  • Pan Ocean, Indigenous Oil Company, Offers 10 Scholarships for 10 ABUAD students every year
  • China Government offers one year training and scholarships for two students at Queen Ada Modestus-Fujian Norma University and Elizabeth Belema Sumiari-Zhejiang Normal Universities.
  • Reduction of 50% tuition fees for students studying Agriculture


  • “A model to emulate” – Fmr Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,GCFR
  • “Notably one of the most outstanding individual contributions towards government educational project” – President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR
  • “A reference point, model and benchmark for private universities”- NUC, 2009.
  • “One of the best in West Africa”-Prof Julius Okojie, Exec Sec, NUC
  • “The setting is superlative and impressive with nothing of its kind that I have seen so far in this country or anywhere”-Gen Yakubu Gowon (rtd)
  • ABUAD is no 2 among Universities of First Choice - JAMB
  • “Yet to see a University in Africa that can match ABUAD”- Dr Tunde Odusina (frm Minister of Energy)
  • “ABUAD has set a standard for other institutions”: Dr. Tahir Mamman, Fmr DG, Nigerian Law School
  • The fastest growing private university in Nigeria. Compares with great universities, such as Havard, Yale and Oxford, Afe Babalola deserves the highest honour of this country”- The Late Hon. Justice Kayode Esho, JSC (rtd)
  • “ABUAD is a world class University”- Hassana Alidou Office, Abuja, Director, UNESCO Regional
  • “The University is simply a model and should be a veritable benchmark for universities in Nigeria”-Prof Chinedu O. Nebo, OON (fmr Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye – Ekiti now Federal Minister for Energy)
  • “ABUAD is a pacesetter. It raises the benchmark for quality education in Nigeria”… There is no doubt that the shaping of the direction of education in Nigeria has started. ABUAD is and will remain the leader in this direction”-The ICPC boss, Hon Justice Yinka Ayoola leading a 14-man team of ICPC Officers to ABUAD on 28th July, 2010.


  • Safest Campus of the year”. 2011 Association of Heads of Security of Tertiary Institution (AHSOTI)
  • The most progressive, dynamic and fastest growing academic institution in Nigeria” Merit Award by National Association of Nigeria Students, 2011
  • Centre of Sporting Excellence in Nigeria Award”, 2011 National Universities Sports League.
  • Best Private University in Nigeria Award”–National Association of Nigeria Law Students, 2012
  • Best Female Engineering Student for ABUAD By Association of Professional Women Engineering of Nigeria
  • Second Overall Best Student from ABUAD by ICAN (Accounting Technician Scheme, West Africa (ATSWA))
  • Best Brain Award by Nigeria Trust Award, 2012
  • Best University Law Faculty – African Governance and Corporate Leadership Award by Institute of Government Research and Leadership Technology, 2012
  • African Man of the Year Award in Education – All African Student’s Union
  • Best Private University in Nigeria – National Association of Nigerian law Students
  • Selfless Contribution to the Growth of education in Nigeria – Students’ Union Government, university of Jos
  • Philanthropist per Excellence Award – NIGERIAN Union of Journalists
  • The Titan of Marketing – Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) – September 2014
  • African Man of the Year in Food Security – Forum for Green Sustainability –May 1st, 2014
  • And lots more


  • College of Law Building
  • College of Medicine Building
  • College of Engineering Building
  • College of Sciences Building
  • College of Social & Management Sciences Building
  • Talent Discovery Centre
  • A big Agro – Tourism Farm
  • Afe Babalola University Medical Clinic Building, Ido - Ekiti
  • ABUAD Inn
  • ABUAD Cafetaria 1
  • ABUAD Cafetaria 2
  • Printing Press Building
  • Laundry Building
  • Water Factory Building
  • Bread Factory Building
  • ABUAD Staff School Building
  • Blackhole Building
  • Male & Female Annex Building
  • Animal House
  • Anatomy Building
  • 2,500KVA Power House
  • Fuel Dump
  • Paint Factory
  • 7,000 Seater Alfa Belgore Hall
  • FESTO Mechatronics Laboratory
  • ABUAD Data Centre
  • Manual and E- Libraries
  • Magnificent Male and Female Hostels
  • 13 Exotic Block of Flats as Staff Quarters
  • A well-equipped Sports field and Centre
  • Well-equipped Health Centre
  • Modern day ICT Infrastructure
  • 2,000 Seater Bimbo Owolabi Hall
  • 72 Well-equipped Laboratories
  • Staff Restaurant
  • A robust water network
  • A robust sewage treatment plant
  • Ultra-Modern Banks

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