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Crawford University, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Crawford University is a private University of the Apostolic Faith Mission, licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The University is committed to academic excellence and the highest levels of discipline and morals.

Mission of the University is “to be an International Institution of higher learning with enviable standards of teaching and research.

Professor Samson Adenola Ayanlaja [PhD (Rd’g, UK), BSc, MBA(Ib), Cert. Irrig, (Israel), Cert. Modelling (Israel)]

Our vision is to be a Center of Excellence; producing graduates with a well-balanced education.

Although Igbesa is located in a rural agricultural setting, however, within 50 km radius of the site are highly urbanized areas. Foremost is the concentration of population called Lagos Metropolitan area, which has extended swiftly to neighboring towns like Ota, Ifo and Ikorodu.

There is also the neighboring town of Agbara, which has industrial estates hosting manufacturing plants of multinational companies like Nestle, Evans, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, PhamaDeko, Colodense Dumex etc. There are also residential estates built by both government housing corporations and private real estate companies. Linkages would be developed with these multinational companies for purposes of research, curricular development and exchange of expertise. In addition, the companies would provide avenues for placement of students who are on industrial attachment.


The Objectives of the University are:

(a) To give the opportunity of acquiring a higher education to all,

(b) To provide relevant courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in such branches of knowledge as the University may desire to foster and in so doing make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them,

(c) To promote scholarship and encourage the advancement of learning,

(d) To conduct relevant research into human problems and their alleviation,

(e) To relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria in particular, and the world in general,

(f) To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of high repute, and

(g) To produce well-rounded graduates, who will be academically sound, creative, with good morals and the fear of God.



The Apostolic Faith Mission (of Portland Oregon) was founded by the lateRev. (Mrs) Florence Louise Crawford in 1906 in the city of Portland Oregon, USA. A branch of the church was founded in Nigeria in 1944 by the late Rev. Timothy Gbadebo Oshokoya.


The church has its international headquarters in Portland Oregon, U.S.A. with regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Africa, the church is headed by the Africa Overseer (or Superintendent for Africa) who is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


The Africa Overseer, Rev. Paul Oge Akazue (Late), the proprietor of the University, succeeded Rev. Josiah Soyinka who himself succeeded Rev. Timothy Gbadebo Oshokoya.

The Africa headquarters situated at Anthony Village, Lagos, is responsible for the administration of all branch churches in the continent. Each country, where the church exists, is headed by a country overseer (or district superintendent). Any country or branch church within the country is financially self supporting.

The Apostolic Faith is a fundamental, trinitarian and evangelistic church. The church’s mission is to pray, preach and publish and thereby enable millions of lost humanity know Christ and His redemptive power. The church is a non-profit organization run through voluntary tithes and offerings from members.


The Church believes that the tripod of righteousness, resourcefulness and prayerfulness is a time-tested platform on which the true greatness of many nations had been built. The mooring for this notion is the eternal verity – “Righteousness exalts a nation”.

The ministry of Apostolic faith considers the Nigerian Government’s deregulation of education policy as a golden opportunity for the Church to participate in the upgrading of educational standards in the country, by establishing her own educational institutions. The Church realizes that education is a social service which cannot be financed purely on a sustainable basis with students’ fees.

Furthermore, the Church is undertaking the venture, simply because the Church believes that she has a sacred and patrotic duty to lend a helping hand to alleviate the ills which plague all the tiers of educational delivery in the country.

Crawford University is, therefore, a bold attempt by the Church to diversify into the third tier of education. The effort is geared towards producing graduates with moral excellence, self-confidence, inventive dynamism, and creativity. The Church believes that such graduates will be able to generate for themselves and the society in general, meaningful solutions to unemployment and other pressing manpower needs of the nation.



Crawford University library is a State-of-The-Art library.

The two expansive floored library consists of 14 offices with seven on each floor.

The ground floor houses books in all knowledge including those in the Natural and Applied Sciences, Business and Social Sciences discipline. Also, it has a special section for Nigeriana/Africana materials.

At full capacity, over two million volumes of books will sit on 152 bays of standard library shelves on the ground floor and over one million volumes of references/serial materials on 152 bays of standard library shelves on the first floor.

Occupying the first floor will be the Reference/Serials section consisting of encyclopedias, handbooks, journals; as well as the E-library unit with over 60 computer units.

The library will also house Christian literatures on the ground floor which is open to church ministers and researchers on Christianity.

Crawford University Library has a seating capacity of over 2, 500 users in the 4 (four) reading rooms and 2 (two) E-library sections of 60 and 25 computer units facilities respectively.

Crawford library also runs a wifi environment thus providing a total e-study environment for students and researchers.

The University Librarian, Mr. Thomas Akinbayo Adigun and his team provides a ready support network for researchers and students alike from when information request is made, to the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), to the various shelves for information retrival.




Campus Attraction

Crawford University’s Main Campus has a striking physical presence as well as the warm natural study environment of a traditional college campus setting. Over the past few years, there are many places on campus that continue to be popular with our students and the academia. Several of them are listed below.

  • The Campus
  • The Canteen
  • The Great Tabernacle
  • The Sports Grounds
  • The Library
  • The eLibrary Room


University during the academic year and you’ll feel the excitement and grace in the air. The main campus is located at Faith City, Kilometer 8, Atan – Agbara Road, Lusada-Igbesa, Ogun State. It is such a beautiful environment, nitched out of the pure natural settings of the Aworis and Yewa community.


CU’s main campus also has residence halls and hostels with common-room (a student center) fitted with DSTV facilities and apartments; dining areas laced with finely cut green grass and plants, outdoor sports courts and fields.

CU’s main campus has a fellowship/worship centre where every student and all residents come together to worship the LORD and participate in refreashing time of fellowship, learning from the bible on Sundays and Wednesday evenings.

With beautiful renditions from the choir and orchestra (most of whom are Crawford University Students), heart changing moments are spent in the presence of God in prayers.

The environment, the atmosphere and the climate on campus helps mold students into brilliant, God fearing and highly motivated professionals.


The Canteen

Crawford Canteen is  simply nature’s way of providing a refreshing atmosphere for a sumptious meal. Every meal is a picnic away from academics.

The simple interior, the delightful staff, the green environment, the short beautiful scrubs, the always trim lawn makes for a most relaxed place to have a meal.

The Canteen’s “Fish Pond“ is students’ special eatery. Special menu is served at the “Fish Pond” and it is one place that makes the Crawford Canteen an attraction.





Candidates applying for admission into any undergraduate programme of Crawford University must possess a minimum of five (5) O’Level Credit passes at not more than two sittings in SSCE, GCE, NECO or their equivalent, which must include Credit passes in English Language and Mathematics while the candidates must in addition satisfy the specific requirements for each programme.

Candidates who seek direct entry admission into 200 Level of a degree programme must have any of the following:
(i)    B. Sc degree of a recognized university in a related field.
(ii)    Two (2) A’Level passes in the relevant courses acceptable to the University.
(iii)    O.N.D upper credit or H.N.D. in relevant courses.

Application Form

It is mandatory that all candidates seeking admission into Crawford University for 100/200 levels should obtain the prescribed Application forms (in designated offices or online), participate in and satisfy the set standards of Crawford University screening exercise.  No admission will be granted without participating in the screening exercise.


(A) COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES (FOUR (4) YEARS)  Admission will be into the following Departments with the indicated programmes for the Bachelor of Science degree:

Admission Requirements

(a)    UTME: Five (5) ‘O’Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics are compulsory for Physical Sciences while Chemistry and Biology are compulsory for Biological Sciences.

(b)    UTME Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and any two of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography     and Economics, depending on the Department.

(B) COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE (FIVE (5) YEARS)  Admission will be into the following Departments with
indicated programmes for the Bachelor of Agriculture degree:

Admission Requirements:
(a) UTME: Five (5) ‘O’Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and  Agricultural Science.
(b)Special considerations (Waiver): Candidates with a pass in Biology but who have credit in Agricultural science may be considered. Also candidates with Upper Credit Diploma in Agriculture may be considered for 200 Level programmes.
(c) UTME Subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Agric. Science and any of the following:
Economics, Physics and Mathematics.

Admission will be into the following Departments with indicated programmes for the Bachelor of Sciences degree:

Admission Requirements
(a)     UTME: Five (5) ‘O’Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any     other two from Business Methods, Commerce, Government and Geography.
(b)   Special considerations (Waiver): Diploma in Accounting, Finance or Administration of         approved/recognized institutions with upper credit or distinction, plus five GCE ‘O’Level credits     including English Language, Mathematics and Economics may be considered.
(c)    UTME Subjects: English Language, Economics, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject.
Candidates should note that the course codes listed above are from the JAMB brochure and have been provided for ease of reference.
Candidates are strongly advised to ensure that the right code for each chosen course is filled while completing the UTME forms.



Academic Programs

The University will operate the collegiate system. To lay a good foundation for the University, the Colleges have been phased.


Phase I
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Business and Social Sciences
Phase II
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Education
Phase III
  • Postgraduate Programmes

Colleges in Phase I commenced in the first year while Phases II and III will start in the 6th year of the University.





Phone 234-1-813-4785, 234-1-850-2828, 234-5543-4412, 234-805-609-8908, 234-708-956-5452
Address Crawford University, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa, Ogun State,Nigeria.


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