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Welcome note by the Vice Chancellor

Welcome to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, where " LEARNING FOR SERVICE " is our watch word. Our departments, research centres and units help to foster the intense interdisciplinary approach that shall inspire much of the anticipated outstanding research achievement of the University and make IBBUL a leader in so many fields of human endeavour, both locally and internationally. Our focus is on students, teachers and researchers. We believe it is important that our students realise the full significance of critical thinking and creativity. It is an approach especially suited to confronting many of the hugely complex challenges that face us all today.

IBBUL students will be among the most talented in the nation and the world. They will bring an astounding range of interests and experience to a richly diverse and exciting undergraduate experience.

They will be students who engage the examination and shaping of thought with passion and rigor. They will be students who strive to make their own mark on a more knowledgeable, productive, responsible, just and peaceful nation. IBBUL's faculty will be a centre of great teachers and distinguished scholars, eager to involve undergraduates in their research.

Our curricula combine powerful interdisciplinary vision, in-depth pursuit of a discipline, and extraordinary opportunities for individual exploration and growth. The 21st Century requires rigorous, broad, and imaginative undergraduate training, as well as a profound understanding of what we all share as human beings. I invite you to join us at IBBU Lapai for that is why we believe that the greater we can make IBBU Lapai, the greater its contribution to the well-being of the nation,and the world you and I share.


History & Location

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai(IBBUL) is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. A leading multidisciplinary university, IBBUL today is a true academic powerhouse. The University was established by the Niger State University Law of 2005 and commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session.

" The University is named after the former Head of States Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (GCFR) popularly referred to as IBB, as a mark of honour to one of the most illustrious sons of the State, and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has led indelible footprints on the sands of the history of our time."

Engr. Abdulkadir A. Kure (FNSE), Former Governor of Niger State and Visitor, IBBU.

We have a national reach and global vision. A good number of IBBU students come from within and outside Niger State, attracted from all over the country and even neigbouring countries. Much of the energy of IBBUL's life comes from our students, who are clever, curious about the world and passionate about making a difference. Student life here is challenging. We provide opportunity and leadership in teaching and research, entrepreneurship, volunteering and general study. We admit excellent students - from all backgrounds - and we work with them to develop and excel.

At IBBUL, our research strategy commits us to addressing Nigerian educational Challenges, by working together right across the University in order to tackle the problems that face us today - in national and global health, sustainable cities, intercultural understanding, and human wellbeing. We believe in undertaking fundamental research and in applying its findings.


OBJECTIVES OF IBBU

The objectives for which the University was established are:

  • To encourage the advancement of learning and afford all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex, religion, ethnic group, political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education.
  • To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its programmes, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons who are equipped to benefit from them.
  • To encourage and promote scholarship and to conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor.
  • To relate its activities to the social and economic needs of the people of Niger State in particular and the Nation at large.
  • To undertake any other activites appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

VISION

To be a World-Class Centre of excellence driven by people, partnership and technology.


MISSION

Committed to Producing World-Class graduates for the pursuit of all round excellence through quality research, teaching and community service.


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