About Us

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is a Federal Government Licensed Private University situated at Ado-Ekiti. Location: The University which is built on a permanent site covers an area of 1,300 Acre of land on a high altitude of 17,500ft above sea level thereby providing cool and ideal climate for learning, sporting activities and commercial agriculture. Structures on ground: Imposing state-of-the-art and fully air-conditioned structures for Physical Sciences, Social and Management Sciences, Law, Sports, Hostels, Staff Quarters and modern cafeteria which provides Local, English and Continental dishes, ABUAD Bottle Water Plant, ABUAD Bakery, ABUAD Printing Press, Tuck Shops etc. Teaching Facilities on ground: Fully furnished laboratories for Chemistry, Physics and Biology; fully furnished modern virtual and physical libraries; ICT Laboratory, E-learning platform for all classrooms; V-sat with internet connectivity for all colleges and hostels. Recognition: The University has been acknowledged by past and present Presidents of Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) and ICPC as a reference point, model and benchmark, the “fastest growing Private University in Africa”, “Europe in Africa” by All-African Students Union (AASU) and National Association of Law Students respectively. Mission: To reform education in Nigeria by providing qualitative education and turn out disciplined students who believe in industry, service, character, integrity. Residential Status: The University is fully residential for students and staff. Founder: Aare Afe Babalola, OFR, CON, SAN, LL.D a frontline legal practitioner in the country is a highly committed educationist and an astute administrator, a successful big time farmer, former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos from 2000-2007 and the Chairman of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigeria. He was twice honoured by the NUC as the best Pro-Chancellor in the country. Winner of Queen Victoria Commemorative Award in Oxford and Vice President of Club of Rectors of Europe. His Council and the Vice Chancellor were also rated as the best in the country when he was the Pro-Chancellor of Lagos University.