The History of Covenant University

The vision of Covenant University dates back to a liberation commission God gave to Bishop Oyedepo precisely in May 1981. Fast forward to 2001, exactly 20 years later, the National Universities Commission (NUC) visited Covenant University for final inspection of facilities and programmes, resulting in the Federal Government’s approval of Covenant University on January 16th 2002.

Covenant University has always been a record breaker from the beginning of it all.  The approval of Covenant University as a private university was recorded as the fastest among the 16 applications filed for the establishment of private universities with the NUC, Covenant University’s score being the highest.

It was such an emotional moment as the foundation stone was laid to the permanent site on Sunday the 27th of January 2002, with over 1500 students resuming into Covenant University in October 2002.

The first College (Faculty) Building of Covenant University (2002)

After running successfully for 4 years, Covenant University released its first set of graduates, naming them “Eagles”.  In 2007, the second set of graduates were released, including the first set of Engineering graduates.

Over the years, Covenant University has evolved into a mini-city with impressive structures across its grounds. This includes the establishment of notable facilities such as the African Leadership Development Center in 2008, the Senate building in 2012, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in 2014, and the Covenant Center for Research Innovation & Discovery in 2016.

Two ICT centers were also established including the Zenith ICT center commissioned in 2006 and the Diamond Bank ICT center (now Access Bank) in 2014.  

But it wasn’t only the University management that launched facilities. The student radio station Hebron FM was also launched in 2013. 

In 20 years, Covenant University has definitely achieved a lot. The prestigious University has received national and global recognition across various levels including being named Best Private University in Nigeria by the NUC, Number 1 West African University by the Times Higher Education, and various other recognitions.

Graduates of Covenant University keep soaring in various countries and industries, flying their wings and making impact everywhere.  It is no surprise that many employers have a preference for Covenant University graduates.

What more can we say about Covenant University, the birthplace of Kings & Queens.  Covenant University continues to fulfill it’s vision in raising leaders.