Anchor University Vice Chancellor's Welcome Address

The Birth Of Purpose

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all; parents, students, prospective students and the general public to this historic voyage.  Anchor University, Lagos (AUL) is a unique University born in due time to address the gaps in quality education in Nigeria and beyond. But more importantly, AUL is focused on raising exceptional leaders that bear the mark of Christ and poised to brighten their corners across different walks of life, globally.

The vision of AUL is to be a citadel of learning for holistic human transformation and development anchored on the tripartite wheels of Character, Competence and Courage. This vision has found expression in our Outcome-Based Education approach, which is IT-driven by diligent and competent staff in a most serene environment. We are determined to create a model University that is poised to compete with the best in the world.

Anchor University is established not to add up the numbers but to make a clear difference. In this journey to making a positive difference, we have with us the unflinching supports of our Saviour, the steadfast Anchor in life’s stormy sea; unmistakable guidance through God's immortal Word, the Bible; and the undaunted commitment of our proprietor-base; the Chancellor, Pastor (Dr) W.F. Kumuyi and the entire members of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry worldwide.

Within our first six-month of existence, God has helped us to cross many milestones. From our maiden matriculation in March, our students’ exceptional results in professional examinations, international collaborations and recent approval to begin the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) programmes, Anchor University has been making waves on all fronts. The University has also undertaken training programmes for its workforce to enhance their competence in the delivery of world-class services.

The truth, however, is that we are not resting on our oars. As we adore God for those many achievements, we also know that this is just the beginning. We have a target of becoming one of the leading Universities in Nigeria in no time and, indeed, a reputable citadel of learning that should be a reference point globally. We are determined not to be distracted until God, through us, makes of Anchor University, a story of possibilities achieved through tenacity and diligence.

As you navigate through our website, keep at the back of your mind that this is just the beginning, AUL is set for true greatness, as a planted grain of mustard seed.

Once again, welcome to AUL.

Prof. J.O Afolayan,

Vice-Chancellor, AUL