NUC approves Lighthouse University operational license


Mar 6, 2024


By Our Reporter

Lighthouse University in Evbuobanosa Community, along Benin – Agbor Expressway, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, has been granted operational license by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Lighthouse University, a privately owned institution, was recently approved as full fledged university by the NUC, after meeting all the requirements necessary for the approval, thus making it the first university to be established in the Orhionmwon/Uhunwode axis of the state.

The Federal Government in issuing the operational certificate with the serial number 149, dated 22/2/2024, says: “upon fulfilment of all requirements laid down in education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act, Cap. E3 Laws of Federal of Nigeria 2004, the Federal Government has approved the establishment of Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State and it is hereby registered and permitted to operate as a private university in Nigeria”.

Three faculties, eight departments and 15 programmes were approved for Lighthouse University. They include: Mass Communication; Political Science; Management Sciences; Sociology; Biological Sciences; Computer Sciences; Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering

Lighthouse University is founded by the Gospel Light International Ministries (GLIM) while Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude who is the immediate past national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), is the President and Founder of GLIM.

The highly elated Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, proudly said, “I give all the glory to the Almighty God for this rare privilege to be used by Him for this very noble task. I also express my profound gratitude to all those that have stood by me these many years to ensure the actualization of this vision.

“The Lighthouse University will be providing quality education to prospective individuals and will ensure the production of globally competitive graduates grounded in entrepreneurship and innovation.

“It is my expectation that the Lighthouse University will be home where great scholars are born and world changers are created and empowered. I also expect that life changing Innovations will begin to emerge from LightHouse University in the foreseeable future.

“I therefore, invite all well-meaning individuals, groups, institutions and the three tier of government to partner with the Lighthouse University which I believe will bring about a positive and permanent transformation to the world”.

The vision of Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa is “to be hands-on institution providing technological and management solutions as well as a lighthouse of moral and spiritual development”.

Whereas the philosophy of Lighthouse University is centred on the growth and development of entrepreneurial spirit in the students with a view to becoming self reliant so that they can contribute to the development of the society, its mission statement is to train men and women to be self reliant and develop in them the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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