Lead City University is a private university in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The University submitted its application to the National Universities Commission the year 2002. The Standing Committee on Private Universities (SCOPU) conducted the verification and the final assessment visits in August and September, 2003, respectively. At the end of the assessment visits, SCOPU reported that the profile of the Proprietor of Lead City University confirmed that it has the capacity and resources to establish a private university. Thereafter, the University was “approved for immediate take off” by the Board of NUC in December 2003 as a prelude to the ratification by the Federal Executive Council, which was affected on the 16th of February, 2005. Though the charter of the university has City University, Ibadan as its name but due to several cases of mistaken identity and in order to avert corporate identity problem, the Board of Trustees and Council of the University had an extraordinary meeting on the 7th of March, 2005 and resolved to modify the name to read Lead City University, Ibadan. The change in name was subsequently communicated to the Federal Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other stakeholders while all previous documents relating to City University, Ibadan remain valid.

The Proprietor of Lead City University, Ibadan is the Eduserve Consult, which has recorded remarkable achievements in promoting educational development at both the Tertiary and non-tertiary levels especially in the City of Ibadan.

Academic Programmes at the Lead City University took off from the Jericho Campus of the University located within Ibadan City, with adequate human physical and material resources. The University utilises information technology via its own V-SAT and Local Area Network to enhance holistic education for social, economic, cultural development and self-reliance. Each student will be knowledgeable in management and information sciences. They will also compulsorily offer any of the professional programmes (ATS, ACII, ICAN, NIPR, NIMN, Microsoft Certificate etc.) or vocational training in Computer Repairs and Assembling, Printing, Media Technology, Fashion Design, Electronic Repairs, etc., on the campus. It is the belief of the University that graduates would prove themselves worthy men and women who are able to use their intellect as adeptly as they can apply their physique.

Lead City University caters for both the young adolescents and the adult working class. It indeed, recognizes the need to accommodate the time constraints of individuals and therefore provides flexibility by allowing for a choice between part-time and full-time study schemes. Programmes are offered by specialized faculties, comprising leading academics, practitioners and experts. To ensure that the University remains at the forefront of the latest developments in the field of information technology and applied science, social sciences and entrepreneurship, education and law, appropriate practical and relevant programmes are continually developed and delivered in a stimulating and vibrant learning environment where thoughts, concept and visions are exchanged and vigorously debated. As an institution offering courses in Social Sciences and Entrepreneurial Studies, Information Technology and Applied Sciences, and Law, our students have optimal access to data, information and knowledge through state-of-the-art computer facilities, internet linkage, audiovisual aids, and student-friendly course materials.

This is further enhanced by what has been described as our congenial study facilities and amiable staff.


The motto of the university is “Knowledge for Self-reliance”. This is in recognition of the power of education to challenge inequality in the quest to have access to resources for entrepreneurship and self-reliance.


The cap on the logo represents knowledge, research and academic excellence while the shield embodies the concept of “Knowledge as an amour for self-reliance”. The Orbiting Satellite indicates that the University will be “Technology driven”. The Book represents access to knowledge while the Flame represents burning desire for knowledge.

Colours of Lead City University

Blue represents imagination and creativity Pink represents passion for human development White represents peace and serenity of the academic environment


The mission of the University is to contribute to the development of tertiary education in Nigeria by providing qualitative access to knowledge and training, with innovative and challenging teaching techniques that guarantee a balanced education.


The vision of the University is to be a center of excellence, a unique, urban-based University, specializing in Social Sciences, Law, Applied Sciences, Information and Communication Technology.

Currently in its eleventh academic session. Lead City University, Ibadan (LCU) is a private University approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It has graduated nine sets of students.

The school offers various programmes suitable for both the young adolescents and adult working class. It indeed recognizes the need to accommodate the time constraints to individuals and therefore provides flexibility by allowing for a choice between part-time & full-time study schemes. Programmes are offered by specialized faculties in Social Sciences & Entrepreneurial Studies, Information Technology & Applied Sciences and Law.


To Ensure that the University remains at the forefront of the latest development in the field of Information Technology and Management education, our have optimal access to data, Information and Knowledge through state-of-the-art Computer Facilities, Inter Linkage, Electronic Library, Audiovisual Aids and Student-friendly course materials.

Character, Conduct and Service

At Lead City University, Students at all levels are expected to comply with the university dress code, exhibit satisfactory moral conduct and exemplary behavior, provide service to the community and engage in sporting/extra-curricular activities.

Opportunity for Additional Qualifications

It is mandatory for all undergraduate students of Lead City University to register with and pass the examinations of at least one recognized Professional / Vocational trade body during the course of their studentship in the University. It is believed that the additional Professional / vocational qualifications shall enhance students’ chances for job competition or self-employment.

Quick facts:

Founded in 2005

Located in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Accredited by the National Univeristy Commision

Graduated more than 5,000 graduates.



Overview – Faculty of Basic Medical and Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences is one of the four faculties which make up the Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria. The faculty contains a number of departments offering various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These include; Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer, Environmental Management, Microbiology and Toxicology and Physics. Scientists across our vibrant faculty are collaborating in research and exploring innovative ways of working to improve society. Our main strategy is to ensure that our research and education activities are mapped onto national and international research priorities.


Overview – Faculty of Law

The Law programme is guided by NUC Philosophy and Objectives for the LLB Programme as contained in the NUC Benchmark for Law programme.  The Law programme is designed to ensure

that the graduate of Law will have good general knowledge of Law, including a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in the society.

The Faculty of Law of Lead City University, Ibadan was approved by the National Universities Commission and the Council for Legal Education.  The Faculty of Law is sited on approximately 4-acre plot within the University compound.  The Faculty Building and Lecture theatre is one of the best in Nigeria. There are seasoned lecturers including fulltime Professors, Ph.D holders and other vibrant Lecturers.


The Faculty has a well-equipped Law Library, a moot court, staff offices, Lecture, staff common room, student common room and Tutorial rooms.  In addition, the Faculty has as part of its facilities a Faculty Boardroom, Seminar rooms, a cybercafé, restaurant, snacks room and large parking spaces capable of accommodating at least 200 cars.

The Faculty of Law provides quality legal education for the students and has the capacity to impart deeply rooted legal training that is required for aspirants to the honorable and noble legal profession in accordance with the Council for Legal Education (CLE) requirements. 


The Faculty also maintains internal quality control mechanism put in place to maintain and ensure standardization.

The National University Commission (N.U.C.) by its letter Ref. NUC/DESO/P17/VOL 1/3/ dated 3rd November,2014, gave the approval to the Faculty of Law to run the Law degree (L.L.B.) programme, effective from 2014/2015 academic session. The Council of Legal Education approved this faculty of Law as one of the Law Faculties in Nigeria whose Law graduates would be admitted to the Nigerian Law School for Bar Final examinations. The Council’s approval is contained in its letter Ref.NLS/499/S.25/VOL.1 dated July, 20, 2016.

Faculty of Environment, Social & Mgt. Sciences

Overview – Faculty of Arts & Education

The Faculty of Arts & Education was officially verified and approved by the National University Commission (NUC) in November 2013 with and fifteen (15) programmes.

The Faculty of Arts & Education has outstanding educators, competent, efficient and effective lecturers who are committed to students’ academic success and the advancement of the university’s vision. Also serve as an educational advisor to the students. Lecturers are given the responsibility and the authority to properly educate the students.


Lecturers attend both local and international academic conferences. They publish in wide range of reputable local and international journals. The University Administration encourages and expects excellence from students and staff.

Students uphold the expectations of the University and its community that every child in the university community should reap the benefits of an exemplary education. The university lays emphasis on the conduct, character, and achievements of her students.

The Faculty of Arts & Education recognizes the importance of a strong connection between the community and the university. 

The Faculty is committed to providing a diverse and balanced curriculum that stimulates intellectual curiosity and growth. The curriculum is in conformity with the National University Commission Benchmark.

The Faculty have held four Faculty lectures and held First Biennial International Conference in collaboration with the Global Education Network (GEN) in 2014 which was well attended and preparing for the second biennial International Conference between Monday 28th November and 1st December, 2016. The faculty has a reputable journal titled ‘Journal of Capital Development in Behavioural Sciences’. The graduates of education are inducted as certified teachers by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) at the end of their academic programme. 


The first Professor of Educational Management was produced in December 2014 in person of Prof. Afolakemi O. Oredein followed by Prof. Donald Odeleye, a professor of Guidance and Counselling, October, 2015. Prof. Afolakemi O. Oredein presented her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 7th September, 2016.

It is worth noting that the Faculty runs Sandwich programme for Education programmes at the Bachelor’s degree level. The sandwich students receive eight (8) weeks intensive lectures during third term holiday between July and first week in September and examination comes up in December during the primary and secondary school first term break.  


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