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Redeemer's University

It has always been the desire of the Redeemed Christian Church of God to make input into university education in Nigeria, having been convinced of the great role university education can play in the social and technological development of a nation. This dream could not come true because of the existence of Decree No. 19 of 1984, which proscribed and banned the establishment and operation of private universities. The opportunity was however made available by the Federal Government, when Decree No. 9 of 1993 was promulgated allowing private individuals or organizations to establish universities in Nigeria, provided they meet certain criteria laid down by the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission.

The university intends to produce graduates who can stand on their own and adapt to the ever changing situations in our dynamic society. In particular, the university will nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship so that its graduates would be in position to create jobs rather than relying on employment, which is now indeed scarce.

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