Joseph Ayo Babalola University is founded in 2006 as a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun. Joseph Ayo Babalola University  is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.  Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) is a small coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Pentecostal religion which offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. The university is named after the first Spiritual leader of Christ Apostolic Church, Joseph Ayo Babalola (1904–1959); it is located at the place where he was called by God to slay the Ogobungo ogre in 1928. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment at JABU.

General Information

University Name: Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Nickname: JABU

Year Established: 2006

University Motto: For knowledge and Godly Service

Country Rank: 73

World Rank: 9969

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: Yes, Law

Other Faculty: Yes, Joseph Ayo Babalola University has other faculty including Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Post Graduate School.

The University has other Centre and Units including Academic Unit, Academic Planning Unit, Bursary Unit, Research Administration Unit, Student Affairs Unit,

Accreditation: Joseph Ayo Babalola University is accredited by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.


  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

 Library Collection: Yes, JABU Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Not Reported

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

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