First Catholic University In Lagos Opens

The first Catholic University in the Archdiocese of Lagos has birthed in Ilara-Epe, a community in -Eredo Local Council Development Area in Lagos State.

At a pre-inauguration press briefing on the Augustine University campus in Epe on Saturday, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, disclosed that the project, which began in October 2008, had materialised after seven years.

It was initiated by the former Lagos Diocese Archbishop, His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Okogie.

According to the Vice Chancellor, Steve Afolami, the institution would begin academic work on October 30.

He said it would accommodate students with a minimum of 180 JAMB score with five credits in relevant subjects including Mathematics and English.

Students of the Augustine University will have access to the internet and other relevant facilities, with the highest fee put at 730,000 Naira, according to the Vice Chancellor.


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